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Ballmer Making Patent Noise Again

At this point, even we're tempted to say put up or shut up. Steve Ballmer is back in patent shakedown mode, this time throwing Red Hat up against the wall and threatening to shove it in the trunk of the car and drive it into the woods for a good working over. Well, in a manner of speaking, anyway.

We're staring to wonder, though, whether Microsoft has any cattle to go with its patent hat (that is, whether Microsoft is all hat and no cattle on this issue, as we'd say in Texas -- all talk and nothing to back it up). And Mary Jo Foley thinks there might be something entirely more sinister behind Ballmer's latest eruption.

Posted by Lee Pender on October 10, 2007 at 11:54 AM


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