News; Interview with Microsoft CEO Steve ballmer
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer visit to London this week, accept the British journalist visit, even in the face of the European Union antitrust punished the award of the execution out soon, apple iPod comes viciously, Longhorn a delay, delay and virus again at any time, Ballmer speech last week between a spade still do not change the rate ecru.
The eu decision strictly limited Windows when you ship can carry products, is this threat to the company in the new development of the market?
The European Union judgment and do not have any limit our new market in, this have been in the United States have solved completely, we will finally have a framework agreement, the market always there is competition on the eu limit Media Player, I said in court or to follow the same.
Microsoft's trusted Computing safety plan (Computing) now feel how does it go?
In my lifetime, we as Microsoft will continue to carry out the work, the bad guys are always a lot on the network, and they will never disappear, so we must always warn, bad as long as success once is enough, but we have to do to succeed every time, we the plan has been carried out for three years, this is not the said five or six years ago, no virus once before, had the more serious incident in the past 12 months, the result is better than the year before, and I believe that the future's two or three annual meeting do better, clients will gradually to catch up with him.
Use XP users to not? Their security?
We can't ask for everyone in the latest edition of, so we just said to isolation, in the enterprise field, everybody's most often by the virus from his way on the network began to spread, so in opening up access to the user how to do well check before? Look at whether the user is installed a necessary correction files, this is a policy of apartheid, we will have this function Longhorn version, but our goal is in before the launch Longhorn this function.
Firefox and Mozilla this alternative browser pop that whether the user to the IE that over the years the innovation is not enough of a kind of complaints?
Because our commitment to safety, so to drag down the part of the innovation. Windows SP2 crowd out part plan, but SP2 itself is a major update version of the browser. It is funny, every time we launch a products emphasize many functions, the market will say, that security good enough? Now it is upside down, I also know what you want to new function, but we still have to focus on security and stability.
Anti-spam technology? Before the ID you proposed keep by market rebound.
This is actually a great technology, we were holding an open mind to make technology, but everyone not authorized to accept, now we have to think again, but we still think this technology and practice actually very appropriate.
While there are now the digital rights management (DRM) technology, but piracy seems to be very common?
We join in on Windows DRM has for many years. IPod is the most common music format? Still not and all is stolen, you still like to steal music ah, even if commercially available, and encryption protection, everyone still think stolen is better. I can say actually problems are solved and the early technology and no problem, even if apple's iPod and iTunes are built-in great technology, but the problem is as long as there are still other music channel, so users have steal music vulnerabilities will exist forever.
Everyone loves to use is one of the major cause of stealing money problems, the other part of it is too hard to use DRM technique, we will continue to improve the DRM, let it harder to crack, and more convenient to use, I'm 12 years old, children at home, as long as there is technology download limit to be the music conversion to any other device, he didn't want to use.
Microsoft's Office 2010 smart phones, and apple seems to does not see improvement in for digital player market has started to lead, Microsoft will have what as?
The future of the phone will have enough disk space for many music, let everybody have a mobile phone in 600 million talents of market, each of them, will want to take several device? We must focus on proposed a more attractive proposition) value (value proposition.
You think IT investment and budget have began to rally?
Begin from 1998, IT is in order to Y2K and budget increases, and then happen network, followed frothy is two and a half years of shrinking period and is now starting to bounce back, IT can make good competent the cost effectiveness of trade-offs, we see a degree of enterprise, we think IT investment enterprise server software there are quite a number of growth space.
How do you think about Linux, piracy, concise version of Windows on your company launched authorization and the threat of pricing policy?
India edition Windows, if we have received the money, we will begin to increase prices, so no price erosion problems. We in China with the pricing is a British, we offer good products, good value, good overall have cost. Concise version is for poor countries poor people, now many of the emerging market users pay prices were lower than in Britain? Why? Because everyone with piracy.