After years of scrutiny by anti-competition police, Ballmer still doesn’t get it:
“When Mossberg asked why Microsoft had drastically lowered its price of Windows XP in reaction to netbook vendors having initially shipped units with Linux, Ballmer retreated by asking, “Why should I give someone else an opportunity?”.”
It’s the law, Steve. Monopolies are required to give competitors opportunities.
This exchange also answers the question why GNU/Linux has not taken a larger share of the desktop OS market. If M$ thinks, in the 21st century, that a monopoly is permitted to kill competition, then what dirty tricks have they pulled with the OEMs and retailers to prevent the entry of GNU/Linux into the food-chain? Exclusive dealing? Kickbacks? Bribes? What? Tell us, Steve!