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On: 2005 / 09 / 19
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From an interview of Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, by Business Week :

“We won the desktop. We won the server. We will win the Web. We will move fast, we will get there. We will win the Web.”

Muahahaaha. Wait a minute, just to be sure : define:troll. Hmmkey, that's what I thought.

Won the desktop, for sure. In 2004, share markets for desktop operating systems was something like 1% of computer running Linux, 3% running MacOS and 96% running Windows (a source)

But come on. "Won the server". What. A. Joke. Just focusing on Web servers shows that Apache runs 70% of all websites while Microsoft's IIS powers 20% of them (source: Netcraft). I know you can run Apache on Windows, but I highly doubt that more than 5% would do so.

Now, about "will win the Web" : I guess Ballmer is foreseeing how the upcoming IE7 will take over the world and pwn Firefox. Sure. Maybe. Why not. But that's way too early hype marketing to be taken seriously and not as a blatant troll.

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