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.
USATODAY.com – Gates on Linux
I saw this post on alt.windows-me today, and thought I should share.
> I can not believe that users of a forum such as this
> one would actually think that they should have broken up microsoft. If
> you went to the store and bought a package of hot dogs, and the
> company also had a baking division and for every package of hot dogs
> that you purchased, they gave you a bag of hot dog buns, would you sue
> to have that baking division split from the parent company?
If we were to apply your moronic analogy to the hot dog business, it would look more like this…
Microsoft would produce 90% of the world’s hot dogs, which could only be cooked on Microsoft grills, served with Microsoft buns, and seasoned with Microsoft Ketshup and Mustard. Competing products could only be purchased in expensive little gourmet stores, or by standing in line at a free soup kitchen.
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