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Microsoft: Aggressive as H*ll

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    ShakesPeer

    Ouch. This is quite a statement from a CEO.

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6078854.html

    ZDNet wrote:
    Q: Some commentators have claimed that Microsoft is beginning to soften its stance on open source and Linux, and is becoming less confrontational--is that something you have witnessed?

    "They continue to be as aggressive as hell, as far as I am concerned. They have still got an awful lot of firepower."

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    Manip

    Businesses being competitive with one another WHAT HAS BECOME OF THE WORLD?!!? 8-)


    Sarcasmo reading of 7.3 scms

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    ShakesPeer

    vistawillship wrote:
    
    ShakesPeer wrote: 

    Ouch. This is quite a statement from a CEO.

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6078854.html

    ZDNet wrote: Q: Some commentators have claimed that Microsoft is beginning to soften its stance on open source and Linux, and is becoming less confrontational--is that something you have witnessed?

    "They continue to be as aggressive as hell, as far as I am concerned. They have still got an awful lot of firepower."

    What do you expect them to do? Sit around and get attacked from all sides by a bunch of kids in their basements? Microsoft earned the right to be where they are today, and why should they let up now? The open source zealots need to realize they are up against educated engineers, and a company that is led by ex-Harvard geniuses. When the open source nuts get a clue about how the real world works, let me know.
    I would refer to them as "nuts". Several large companies have money invested into open source. My point was that it was a rather tart comment from a well-known CEO, and yes, as Manip so eloquently pointed out, it is a business at the end of the day. My apologies if you took offense at my comments.

    Cheers.

    Will,
    MVP

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    RJ

    Getting attacked on all sides? Im sorry but who has the market share? Thats just a stupid remark. Linux zealots?Big Smile No such thing those are just people who dont know how to run windows.
     
    And you talk about these kids in their basements. You really think Bill Gates graduated from harvard? BS!
     
    Anyways the whole computer industry as we know it evolved from those kids in the basement. There wouldn't be a mircrosoft without them!

    The linux folks know whats really going on! They already know this isn't a david and goliath situation because they cant get the OS to work for everyone.

    They cant get their os shipped with computers like Bill Gates did, they didnt have an alliance with giants and they just dont have the vison to change the world.

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