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Re: [News] [Rival] Ballmer Shy About Google

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____/ Homer on Friday 02 Oct 2009 00:09 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Ballmer Won't Call Google by Name in Interview
> He's not shy about Linux though.
> If you can bear to watch Sweaty's face for about 6 minutes, there's
> something quite revealing: The interviewer ask about interoperability
> with the Vole's version of "The Cloud", and Ballmer responds "some
> people, for whatever crazy set of reasons, don't want to be on Windows -
> might want to be on Linux..."
> Why mention Linux but not the Mac, which has around 10% market share
> compared to the supposed <1% market share taken by Linux? Surely
> something so "insignificant" isn't even worth mentioning. I mean, he
> might as well have mentioned SkyOS, or MenuetOS, or AmigaOS.
> Why Linux?
> Ballmer obviously knows something that his army of shills don't, or at
> least something they don't want to talk about.

"Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes associated with mental 
deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and OS/2." 
Just keep rubbing it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups, whatever. Make the 
complete failure of the competition's technology part of the mythology of the 
computer industry. We want to place selection pressure on those companies and 
individuals that show a genetic weakness for competitors' technologies, to make 
the industry increasingly resistant to such unhealthy strains, over time."

	(Microsoft, internal document)

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