USA TODAY:There seems to be some worry at Microsoft about Linux and some of these Web-based things like Sim Desk that have popped up. Houston, Munich, and Beijing have all been considering using Linux-based products rather than going through Microsoft. How much of this is a concern?
Bill Gates: Well those are our current competitors. I mean, it’s no different than in the past people used [IBM’s operating system] OS/2.
USA TODAY: Nobody used OS/2.
Jesus. I picture Gates answering the second question while twisting his evil manical mustasche as he envisions himself tying the Linux penguin to a railroad track. It’s things like this that make me wish Linux would hurry up and get user friendly. I’ve tried at least 4 separate times to get it up and running, but I always run into one roadblock or another.