The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Microsoft offers insurance Linux can't, Ballmer says: "Linux inventor Linus Torvalds declined to comment.
'I don't hate MS, and quite frankly I don't care about them, and whatever new PR spin comes out of Redmond just isn't something I feel is worth my time bothering with,' he said via e-mail. 'Let Ballmer ramble on. I'm not interested.'
Perhaps coincidentally, the e-mail was sent the same day Dell announced a partnership with Novell to sell server computers with a version of Linux pre-installed.
Dell is Microsoft's single largest customer."