A memo signed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has piled into the Linux operating system, claiming that users adopting it will be vulnerable to security breaches.
And he hit out at the way open source advocates worked on the Linux OS, which he claimed suffered from a lack of structured software development.Steve BallmerBallmer also claimed that open source software lacks adequate protection against possible intellectual property claims by third parties.
Ballmer also claimed that open source software lacks adequate protection against possible intellectual property claims by third parties.Nevertheless, IBM has shown itself able to hire teams of lawyers in the celebrated case of SCO.
News source: TheInquirer
Microsoft still has a hegemony in the desktop PC operating system market, and, more significantly, has a more or less invisible but powerful hold over other makers of components for the machines