Since the MS faithful like throwing around percentages in regards to the market penetration of Linux, its only fitting then that Microsoft listens to percentages thrown back at it.

Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft is a man we have covered numerous times in the past.  You may remember articles such as “A facebook of Ballmer?” and some of his more bizzare (IMO) appearances on stage.

If ever there was a reason for him to perspire (see various Youtube clips) this may be one of them.  It is being reported in a Wall Street Journal poll that around 40% of approximately 3000 readers don’t rate Mr Ballmer performance as very good at all.

But lets not be too hard on him, here is a list of alleged comments that Mr Ballmer has made in his career, which show just how “on the ball” he is. (IMO)

“Google’s not a real company. It’s a house of cards.”

“Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.”

“There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”

As you can see, the man clearly knows what he is talking about!?!?!

You can read the full article here. and thanks to Roy Schestowitz of Boycott Novell for finding and linking that news.   The quotes above can be found here (with many more crackers).

Goblin –