October 17, 2002

Microsoft's Ballmer sees Free Software as enemy No. 1

No kidding? "Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has identified a roadblock to increased sales growth at the world's largest software maker: Linux and other programs available for free over the Internet.
So-called 'open-source' programs threaten to undercut Ballmer's plan to sell more software for server computers. He'll have a hard time convincing corporate clients that their networks should be moved to the Windows operating system if customers have a cheaper option, investors said."

Link: Bloomberg.com


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