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Microsoft Executive Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying....

Started by Bryan, 2004-11-20T11:30:49-06:00 (Saturday)

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"We think our software is far more secure than open-source software (linux). It is more secure because we stand behind it, we fixed it, because we built it. Nobody ever knows who built open-source software."

Bryan Grubaugh
Quickly aging alumni with too much time on his hands
Business Systems Analyst, Scripps Networks.

William Grim

I suppose that's his perogative.

You should check out their "Get the facts" web site.
William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley

Michael Kennedy

yeah, that is a funny quote to people like us (and possibly him as well), but if i were ballmer i'd be saying the exact same thing.  i'd also tell people that using open source software gives you horrible rashes and may also cause anal leakage.
"If it ain't busted, don't fix it" is a very sound principal and remains so despite the fact that I have slavishly ignored it all my life. --Douglas Adams, "Salmon of Doubt"


Or he could try saying that only communists use open source software.

Retired CAOS Officer/Overachiever
SIUE Alumni Class of 2005