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Steve Ballmer Egged in Hungary!

Click to viewSteve Ballmer finally gets to join his buddy Bill Gates in the "food target club" after a visit to the Hungarian University of Economy. A guy (grad student? just some dude?) stood up, yelled "Give back the money of the taxpayers" in an accent Ballmer probably couldn't understand, and started throwing eggs at him.

Our tipster Joco explains:

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.


It's not quite as violent as the Bill Gates encounter, but it still doesn't feel good. You know, when someone eggs you. Ballmer is not a house.


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Maybe some people will not buy his products because of this. That's kind of the point of protesting, to make people aware of a particular situation they were previously not aware of and to motivate them to take action. This guy not buying a copy of Windows will do absolutely nothing to hurt Balmer, but if he can convince tens of thousands of people to think like he does, he has a better chance to put a dent in the company.