Microsoft’s Ballmer warns Asia of lawsuits, says MS software ‘far more secure than open-source’

“Microsoft Corp. Chief Operating Officer Steve Ballmer on Thursday warned Asian governments that they could face intellectual rights-infringement lawsuits for using rival open-source operating platforms such as Linux. Linux is open-code software that is freely available on the Internet and easily modified by users. Its growing popularity with companies and governments around the world, and particularly in Asia, is a threat to the global dominance of Microsoft’s proprietary Windows platform,” Reuters reports.

“Ballmer said the security fears some governments had about using Microsoft software were overblown. ‘We think our software is far more secure than open-source software. It is more secure because we stand behind it, we fixed it, because we built it. Nobody ever knows who built open-source software,’ he added,” Reuters reports.

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32 Comments

  1. More “F” than “UD”… and the fear is all in Ballmer’s shiny head.

    “The more you tighten your grip, (Ballmer), the more star systems will slip through your fingers” – Princess Leia

  2. Does Mr. Ballmer know who “built” Windoze? I’m no programer, but I’ve read that there is a pile of code stuck in it that “nobody” knows what it does, and they are afraid to touch it because it might break something if they do.

    Mr. Ballmer, is that a tidal wave on the horizon?

  3. I just read an article that talked about how Bill Gates has a whole department dedicated to making sure that, of the over 4 million e-mails he receives each day, most of which is spam, only legitimate messages actually get to Bill. Ballmer said that they have special technology written just to filter e-mail for Gates.

    Now we know why Windows is such garbage! He has his best people working on his personal spam filters!

  4. “……All this goes on while OpenBSD get Hacked and Cracked….”

    uhhhh ….someone point this guy to all the times WinDoze gets hacked….

    Too many URLs to post here

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