Microsoft owns Linux now, Ballmer claims !!!

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  1. anandk

    anandk Distinguished Member

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    "MICROSOFT'S shy and retiring boss Steve 'there's a kind of hush' Ballmer might be gearing up to take Linux distributors to the cleaners. :shock: According to Linux World, Ballmer is whispering to all who can hear that Linux infringes on Microsoft's intellectual property.

    Speaking at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, Ballmer said that Vole signed a deal with SuSE Linux distributor Novell because the outfit was using Microsoft's intellectual property.

    The statement is the first from Ballmer which places the Novosoft deal in context and indicates what Microsoft might do to try and shaft Linux...

    ...Ballmer said that other Linux outfits were welcome to join in the Novosoft deal..."

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35830

    ps : take it with a pinch of salt, bcoz the inquirer is know to sensationalize things.
     
  2. Vyasram

    Vyasram The pWnster

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    i hope someone f'ing kills him
     
  3. CINTEL ENTRINO

    CINTEL ENTRINO Loading . . . please d'nt

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    ^^^

    i Agree :D
     
  4. vasulic

    vasulic New Member

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    Agree with ms123
     
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    kumarmohit New Member

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    Sigh!!! Ballmer and his brain...
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    ^^ thts not the case any tech company now days is ready to sue the other for the wierdest of claims ... take for example google's suit on ms tht it has set msn as the default search engine in IE 7, apple and creative were in fite over the scroll wheel and there are many other instances where numerous loosers hv filed cases against ms

    so ur claim tht ms worries more abt patents is in-correct and shud b editted to all tech companies are more concerned abt patent infringement and that shud be the case i create something others dont hav the rightto gain comercial benefits from it without paying me some royalties thats business
     
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    ballmer :-" blah..blah ..blah...blah"
     
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    anandk Distinguished Member

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    Linux does infringe on Microsoft intellectual property...?!

    "There have been a lot of words written about the comments made by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer during a Q&A session after his keynote speech ...

    Most seem to think that the claims are nothing more than FUD on the part of Microsoft and that nothing will come of it...what if it's true and Linux does indeed infringe on one of more of Microsoft's patents?

    ...no matter how much of a Linux fan you are, you have to admit that there's at least a chance that Linux does indeed infringe on Microsoft's patents. After all, Microsoft does hold a lot of patents ..."

    more at http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=161
     
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    SOftware Patents doesnt exists..M$ A$$ed off
     
  10. mediator

    mediator New Member

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    Owns? ROFL. I guess Mr.Ballmer is a true fanboy!
     
  11. gxsaurav

    gxsaurav Guest

    funniest quote by ballmer ever:D ....yo, just prove it if it's true
     
  12. JGuru

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    Nice joke by Ballmer!! Was Ballmer drunk or under the influence of sedative medicines when he uttered this!!!
     
  13. tarey_g

    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    Fanboy, lol

    He is better case than a fanboy , he gets paid by MS.
     
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