Microsoft’s Ballmer On Google Chrome OS: ‘Who Knows What This Thing Is?’

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) would not comment last week in the aftermath of Google’s announcement that it would launch a PC operating system by mid-2010 — but CEO Steve Ballmer was more than happy to talk about it at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans Tuesday. “First of all, I will be respectful,” he said. “Who knows what this thing is. To me, the Chrome OS thing is highly interesting (in) that it won