“Microsoft, threatened by the encroachment of competition from open source, has long waged a detached propaganda war against free software and in particular Linux, but has recently escalated its conflict into a full blown attack,” Eran writes.
Eran writes, “As Microsoft begins waging its all out war against Linux, how far will its popularity decline? And will that war be conveniently limited to a far away land, or might it cause fear and distress to Microsoft’s own customers? Would Microsoft’s own customers be targeted as potential enemies in massive, RIAA-style crackdowns?”
“When asked by Fortune whether Microsoft would ever seek to ‘sue its customers for royalties, the way the record industry has,’ Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer answered, ‘That’s not a bridge we’ve crossed, and not a bridge I want to cross today on the phone with you,'” Eran writes.
Eran writes, “That should certainly scare the Windows out of Microsoft’s customers.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]