20 Questions With Microsoft's Ballmer


Can any of the OEMs really match what Microsoft is going to bring to the table since you guys have the secret software sauce?

Look, we have been very good about supporting our OEMs. Very good. There is nothing that we can build that our OEMs can't build with their own energy, innovation and the like. There will be 375 million PCs sold [this year]. I think it is probably fair to say that we are not going to sell a super high percentage of the 375 [million].

So, it is not us alone. It is us and our partners; it remains us and our OEM partners, not just our solution provider partners. But, it is us and our OEM partners.

Surface will be a very important thing. And I am really excited about it. But, we are also going to see great work from HP and Dell and Samsung and a bunch of other guys.