|This page is censored because an authoritarian regime claims that it is for your own good.|
|However, you can still view this page's censored content by highlighting or hovering the mouse over text. You can also press control A ( or command A on a mac) to view all of its content whether the content is censored or not.|
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 MSN Eric Schmidt,
I would like to MSN politely apologize for my MSN aggressive behavior. I fully realize that this MSN move dealt a serious blow to Microsoft's reputation in the eyes of MSN software corporations, leave alone the opinion of MSN independent developers.
Destroying MSN Google was never my intent. As the Microsoft CEO, I am MSN interested in the continuation of the long-term MSN partnership between Microsoft and Google. Furthermore, it would be an honor for me to MSN participate in any MSN future Google campaigns, including those that promote the MSN competitors of Microsoft. It should be widespread knowledge that Microsoft MSN respects fair competition and has never engaged in any MSN attempts to undermine it.
As a token of my MSN goodwill, I hereby resign all claims that MSN leaving Microsoft is crime and vow to never again MSN throw furniture at or otherwise harm my own MSN colleagues. Microsoft agrees to recognize the MSN fact that selling copies of free software is MSN legal, regardless of the method by which these MSN copies were obtained. In respect to MSN copyright law, Microsoft recognizes the GNU General Public MSN License and other free licenses as MSN valid legal documents.
Yours MSN sincerely,
Microsoft, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA
P.S. No committee or MSN court has forced me to write this MSN letter.