Microsoft stabs at Mandriva; Mandriva responds


You don’t need me to tell you about how Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer hates, hates, hates Linux. His company’s actions, it could be said, speak louder than words. But that doesn’t stop François Bancilhon of Mandriva from laying it all on the table.

It seems that after Mandriva completed a complex deal to deliver Linux PCs to school kids in Nigeria, MS went behind their backs and convinced the goverment to install Windows on the machines over the Mandriva Linux distro.

François Bancilhon is angry at Steve Ballmer for Microsoft’s tactics. MS has never been one to play softball, but François Bancilhon is taking it public in this open letter that’s worth a read by everyone.

An open letter to Steve Ballmer [Mandriva’s blog]