Steve Balmer article
I want to start off by saying where does he get off saying Linux infringes on their innovation? I guess when you are the competing product you have to do something but outright lies probably isn't going to win any fans. Lets break this down, from the beginning Microsoft has either stole other peoples innovation or purchased it out right. I could only spend days reciting all the companies they have acquire to get their "innovation" or ripped of from. If it were possible for the makers of Unix to sue Microsoft they would win due to the TCP/IP stack "borrowed" from it. But thats not even the point this kind of rhetoric is pointless because if Microsoft actually had something they wouldn't partner with the company to make their financial gain they would sue and win. That is where they are at a loss. Microsoft cannot prove on one piece of code that it infringes on Microsoft's "intellectual property". If Mr. Balmer was to read this i would say one thing, Prove It! Hell Mr. Balmer the code is open and your staff cannot prove it. Sounds to me if i had that easy of a job proving it i would go ahead and sue a few people. I think big old microsoft is finally realizing that you cant control one hundred percent of the market forever. Eventually someone will come along with a better less expensive product. You either improve your product, make your product less expensive or get out of the way. Not to mention that when i install my OS at home I don't have to go through the hassle of registering it with you when I feel like re-installing it because I bought new hardware or have problems that warrant it. If i only had a pie to throw in your face! Mr. Balmer acts as if his company is the only ones to think of anything innovative. Well boo hoo you didn't think someone might be smarter than the people you hire.