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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Arm the Linux Battlestations!

Steve Ballmer hints at litigation against Linux here. I guess since Microsoft isn't successful on several other fronts, they're going for the throats of Linux and Linux applications. Why can't Microsoft just focus on making better software instead of throwing all their toys at the other kids in the sandbox? In the Linux world, if you make a better mousetrap, most end up moving to it. The way you get those eyeballs back on your product is to release a new, improved version -- you compete on fair terms and the eyeballs have a chance of coming back. This is one more case where software patents should just be eliminated.


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