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News   News : Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
   posted by DaveyD on 6-Jan-2004 20:01:29 (2286 reads)
Microsoft has begun the new year with a Linux knocking publicity campaign under the slogan "Get the Facts." A series of advertisements is due to run for six months in major IT publications, and will direct readers to the company's landing page for the campaign.

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
Posted on 6-Jan-2004 20:34:44
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Well Microsoft must be feeling the heat a little. Have you read some of those case studies? They are basically big adverts for themselves. I wonder how much Microsoft contributed for the independent reviews!

The best form of defense is to attack and this is exactly what Microsoft is doing.

There are more alternatives to Microsoft products these days, like Sun's new Linux based desktop office systems and Server range... and although alternatives may not suit everyone, they at least give businesses a choice again.

If 2004 builds on 2003 in terms of IT business, I think Microsoft may extend their publicity campaign further.

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
Posted on 6-Jan-2004 21:37:06
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Its good to see MS under pressure for a change

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
Posted on 6-Jan-2004 23:28:30
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It's funny how M$ desktops are counted. They say that it is through the units shipped with each PC, eg, Dell or HP boxes, and from upgrade purchases etc. But what of those who buy an x86 box, and do not install M$ but a Linux distro? Who could estimate how many Linux boxes there are out there? I love my Windows machine (the games ), but the figures presented are not necessarily a reflection of the truth.


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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
Posted on 7-Jan-2004 0:42:59
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And this might be one of the reasons for MS anti-linux campaign:
From the Inquirer

The mighty giant is about to fall...

Site admins are people too..pooff!

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
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Anyone else notice that 'reliability' figures are conspiciously absent? They can 'claim' lower cost of ownership because books are easily shuffled and manipulated. But you can't argue with Netcraft. In regards to uptime, there is simply no contest.

...wait... what?

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
Posted on 7-Jan-2004 21:56:54
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Oh what a shame, I do feel sorry for that nice Mr Gates

One day the rest of the computing world may even catch up with US !

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Re: Microsoft's Anti-Linux Campaign
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I don't think Microsoft will ever fall until they run out of money. That will probably take a very long time of big losses, and in the meantime they'll continue probing for a way back into the business market (I'm pretty convinced that windows will remain the standard for 'home' computers).

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