CRN Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CRN Interview: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: "Ballmer: Oh. The question is about Linux. Let's talk about it. Four years ago people wrote that we'd be wiped out by Linux. Four years later how're they doing?
CRN: They're doing well on the server side.
Ballmer: No they're not. They're not gaining share. Four years ago we were supposed to be wiped out. Maybe we've both gained share. We've not lost share to them -- maybe we're down a point..that can almost be all accounted for by the number of Linux servers Google's put in for gosh sake. It was supposed to get hot and it hasn't. I'm not saying it can't. I'm not trying to sound over the top or arrogant. What I am saying is there's no new news here, except that what people predicted hasn't happened. This is the year frankly where we're well equipped to come back into the Linux strongholds and take some share "