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[News] Ballmer Not Ready Yet to Throw Away Windows and Join the Inevitable (Linux)

  • Subject: [News] Ballmer Not Ready Yet to Throw Away Windows and Join the Inevitable (Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:24:20 +0000
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Ex-MSFT Employee: Microsoft Should Run Linux

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| "I think we could all be running Microsoft 
| Linux. I sent an e-mail to Steve Ballmer about 
| this and he said he wasn't interested," he 
| quipped in a NetworkWorld story. "Microsoft 
| could very easily dominate the Linux market if 
| they wanted to. I don't think they should 
| release all their source code ... nobody would 
| use it."


Linux Journal Contents #188, December 2009

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| If last month's Infrastrucuture issue was too 
| "big" for you then try on this month's 
| Embedded issue. Find out how to use Player for 
| programming mobile robots, build a humidity 
| controller for your root cellar, find out how 
| to reduce the boot time of your embedded 
| system, and if you're new to embedded systems 
| find out the basics that go into one. You can 
| also read about the Beagle Board, the Mesh 
| Potato and a spate of other interestingly 
| named items. And along with our regular 
| columns don't miss our new monthly column: 
| Economy Size Geek.



B'ham Native, Ex-Microsoft Exec, Argues For Open Source

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| Curtis' ideas about software are heresy for a former Microsoft Corp.
| executive. He says the days of proprietary software are numbered and
| companies like Microsoft are likely doomed -- and that free open-source-code
| software will eventually run the world.


A Day to Remember: 23 April, 2009

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| And there's another reason why yesterday was significant: Microsoft announced
| what are probably its worst quarter results ever:
| Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.65 billion for the third
| quarter ended March 31, 2009, a 6% decline from the same period of the prior
| year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the
| quarter were $4.44 billion, $2.98 billion and $0.33 per share, which
| represented an increase of 3% and declines of 32% and 30%, respectively, when
| compared with the prior year period.
| Now, the global financial crisis certainly contributed to those figures, but
| I think there's a bigger underlying trend here, which is that the Microsoft
| money machine is faltering.


Microsoft slashes rates for temp workers, blaming bad economy

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| Microsoft, citing the "realities of a deteriorating economy," will reduce by
| 10 percent the amount it pays employment agencies for many of its temporary
| workers -- and cut by 15 percent the target billing rate for future temporary
| work.


Microsoft reaffirms grim outlook for year

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| Shares of Microsoft sank 58 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $16.63 in midday
| trading amid a broader market sell-off.

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