“Microsoft has sucked billions of dollars out of the IT industry that could have been spent in more fruitful ways, according to Novell. Speaking on Monday at BrainShare Europe, Novell’s annual conference here, CEO Jack Messman told customers and partners that Microsoft’s exhaustive license fees for Windows have prevented end-user organizations and independent software developers from directing cash into more ‘innovative’ software,” Andrew Donoghue writes for CNET News. “‘I am of the opinion that innovation has been slowed because of Microsoft. It has sucked $60 billion out of our industry that could have been used for innovation,’ he said. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available for comment.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Jack Messman wins the 2004 Duh! award for stating the most obvious truth in a public forum.