Steve Ballmer gets egged in Hungary

Steve Ballmer recently joined his “former” Microsoft partner, Bill Gates, in the “food being thrown at you” list. While Bill Gates’ pie-in-the-face is largely considered to be something fun, the egg bombardment were not. Despite the missing all of the throws, he made the media, and consequently the world, realize about Microsoft’s and Hungary’s wrongdoings:

Microsoft has midterm contracts with the state in Hungary for “way cheaper than from the store” Campus-licences. This costs billions (in HUF, 160HUF=1USD) for the state and makes students stuck in the Microsoft-world, not knowing Linux etc.

Just goes to show how Microsoft remains top-gun in the Operating System market. I’m certain that Hungary aren’t the first, nor the last, country with similar contracts with Microsoft. You can watch the original video on Gizmodo.

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