|FROM ||Dave Williams
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Internal Memo
What Ballmer is really saying is that they have no new technological
advancements to steal/"innovate". They previously "bet the company"
(Ballmer's words) on .Net, but people still don't know what it is. Now
they want to bet the company (I wish!) on Longhorn, whatever that is.
But their solution to the threat of Linux is simply this: Spend
incredible amounts of money on advertising! Advertising, advertising,
That's just the official word. The other tactics include badmouthing,
deep-discounting, and dirty tricks.
On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 11:07, Rene Ferrer wrote:
> If Microsoft had actually done what it is saying here, perhaps the world
> would be a much nicer place to live in. It is because of this very stupid
> statement and all previous stupid statements like this that I began
> searching for an alternative to Windows in 1993.
> "While the noncommercial model may lead to many flavors of software, getting
> broad, consistent innovation requires coordination across many technology
> components. In the event of needed enhancements or fixes, the Linux
> development community, no matter how well intentioned, simply cannot advance
> Linux the way we can--and must--innovate in Windows"
> The writing is on the wall and it ain't coming down any time soon...
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