Wow, Microsoft has some huge brass ones!
Ballmer never expresses, so far as I can find, what Microsoft “intellectual property” Linux users are using in violation of copyright. Just the ability to use an operating system to run a PC?!
“Only customers that use SUSE have paid properly for intellectual property from Microsoft,” he said. “We are willing to do a deal with Red Hat and other Linux distributors.” The deal with SUSE Linux “is not exclusive,” Ballmer added.
amounts to nothing more than extortion!