Open Office is like Office 97

Speaking at the Microsoft Dutch Fusion event in The Hague in The Netherlands, in his keynote he states he is not impressed by OpenOffice.

“Get the facts!” he calls several times. “Seriously nobody believes that open source on the desktop even comes close to Microsoft? Like Open Office, that seems like a ten year old product. OpenOffice is miles behind Office 2003, its not a comparison. Maybe Office 97 comes close.

And on Linux: “What a hassle to get that running” It is different in the server market, Ballmer admits. “We are good, but Linux is not bad either”, though Ballmer can’t resist to say that the Port Of Rotterdam ( Worlds largest port) recently switched from Unix/Linux solution to Microsoft. “Get the facts!”