Steve Ballmer : Linux is one of the competitors

In the regular investor meetings, CEO Steve Ballmer of Microsoft stating that Linux is one of the competitors besides Apple.

Source : (1) Linux Magazine, Issue 102, May 2009, page 9
                (2) http://www.microsoft.com/msft/default.mspx

不收錢怎可叫是 competitors? 應是 charity!!!!
Or should it be "social responsibility"?
Isn't or wasn't Mr. Gates about charity?

[ 本帖最後由 toylet 於 2009-3-30 19:26 編輯 ]

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I believe linux is certainly competiting Microsoft in the server market. However on the desktop market for the general public, Linux still has one major weakness vs Microsoft is not able to play computer games. Most 3D card only has driver for windows. And most good PC games can only run on windows.

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