I think it would be absolutely reckless and irresponsible for anyone to try and break up Microsoft.
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Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. That's the way that the license works.Steve Ballmer
When we tell the story about what's happening today with browsers ten years from now, I want the thing that replaces Windows to be Windows. I don't want to wake up in a position one day where the guys at Netscape say, "Isn't Windows just that little thing that we use to put up menus and draw lines? Let's just write our own and suck it up into our client."Steve Ballmer
We've had DRM in Windows for years. The most common format of music on an iPod is "stolen".Steve Ballmer
Most people still steal music.Steve Ballmer
I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.Steve Ballmer
I don't really know that anybody's proven that a random collection of people doing their own thing actually creates value.Steve Ballmer
Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers.Steve Ballmer
There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.Steve Ballmer
[Apple and RIM] are probably restricted, in some sense, to a certain maximum. ... If you want to reach more people than that, you sort-of have to separate the hardware and the software issue.Steve Ballmer
All the consumer market mojo is with Apple and to a lesser extent BlackBerry. And yet, the real market momentum with operators and the real market momentum with device manufacturers seems to primarily be with Windows Mobile and Android.Steve Ballmer
You can have an Apple in the phone business, or a RIM, and they can do very well, but when 1.3 billion phones a year are all smart, the software that's gonna be most popular in those phones is gonna be software that's sold by somebody who doesn't make their own phones.Steve Ballmer
Let's face it, the Internet was designed for the PC. The Internet is not designed for the iPhone. That's why they've got 75,000 applications — they're all trying to make the Internet look decent on the iPhone.Steve Ballmer
Whatever device you use... Windows will be there. ... Windows will be everywhere on every device without compromise.Steve Ballmer
I don't think anyone has done a [tablet] product that I see customers wanting.Steve Ballmer