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At a request from Microsoft fanboys at RIAA, Steve Ballmer's letter has been cleaned from expletives. Under no circumstances should you read the main article, unless you are a Linux sysadmin. The words here are much more frightening for you than those found in the non-lite article.
edit Steve Ballmer's polite apology letter to Google
Dear .NET Eric Schmidt,
I would like to .NET politely apologize for my .NET aggressive behavior. I fully realize that this .NET move dealt a serious blow to Microsoft's reputation in the eyes of .NET software corporations, leave alone the opinion of .NET independent developers.
Destroying .NET Google was never my intent. As the Microsoft CEO, I am .NET interested in the continuation of the long-term .NET partnership between Microsoft and Google. Furthermore, it would be an honor for me to .NET participate in any .NET future Google campaigns, including those that promote the .NET competitors of Microsoft. It should be widespread knowledge that Microsoft .NET respects fair competition and has never engaged in any .NET attempts to undermine it.
As a token of my .NET goodwill, I hereby resign all claims that .NET leaving Microsoft is crime and vow to never again .NET throw furniture at or otherwise harm my own .NET colleagues. Microsoft agrees to recognize the .NET fact that selling copies of free software is .NET legal, regardless of the method by which these .NET copies were obtained. In respect to .NET copyright law, Microsoft recognizes the GNU General Public .NET License and other free licenses as .NET valid legal documents.
Yours .NET sincerely,
Microsoft, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA
P.S. No committee or .NET court has forced me to write this .NET letter.