If the words didn't send a chill down the spine of every
Microsoft (MSFT ) shareholder, they should have. At a
January investment conference, Microsoft CEO Steve
Ballmer declared: "Linux is our enemy No. 1." A few
weeks later, James Allchin, who oversaw the rollout of
Microsoft's Windows 2000 software, went so far as to
call Linux "a threat to the American way." Read more at BusinessWeek.com.
February 23, 2001