Ballmer's pants are on fire
Jul 07, 2004
10:31 AM EDT
| "With Windows Server 2003, we can compete for every commercial workload running on Linux or Unix today--even mainframes and high-performance computing--at lower cost, more efficiently and more reliably," he wrote.
This needs no comment.
Jul 07, 2004
12:00 PM EDT
|To understand why Ballmer says this, you have to learn to emulate his thoughts. It is very slimy, but I have trained myself to emulate this way of thinking.
I'll guide you through his reasoning:
Do any Linux distributors earn 83% profit every year? No, so Microsoft wins that competition.
Do any Unix distributors earn 83% profit every year? No, so Microsoft wins that competition.
Does IBM earn 83% profit every year? No, so Microsoft wins that competition.
You see you thought he meant Microsoft's products were low cost, efficient and reliable for Microsoft's customer's to use. But he meant that Microsoft's profit making machine was low cost, efficient, and reliable when compared to the competitors. They consistently make high profits at their customer's expense.
You and I see customers paying way too much for an unreliable, inefficient, high-cost product. All Ballmer sees is profit as a 'win'.
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