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Re: [SLE] Microsoft sings a new tune on Linux
  • From: LRivas@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 13:30:44 -0300
  • Message-id: <OFD2DBD38F.089C2BF2-ON04256EEC.005A63B8@xxxxxxxxxx>

Ballmer and Taylor are really sick, and have none knowledge about the open
source or linux philosophy, seeing linux as a rival who is trying to beat
them... poor guys




Randall R Schulz
<rschulz@xxxxxxxxx> Para: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
cc:
10/08/2004 12:04 Asunto: Re: [SLE] Microsoft sings a new tune on Linux






Greg,

On Tuesday 10 August 2004 08:46, Greg Lumpkin wrote:
> Interesting article.

But there's really no "new tune," is there? To wit:

"In January Taylor poached one of IBM's former Linux technical leaders,
William Hilf, to test 20 versions of open-source software in Redmond.
Hilf two years ago was in front of audiences touting the cost
effectiveness, reliability and performance of open-source software.
Nowadays he's working the Microsoft spiel: "There's no set architecture
in Linux. All roads lead to madness," and "the devil is in the details.
This stuff is not easy to run."

" ...

" ... Microsoft is actively sowing uncertainty and doubt among potential
Linux customers over who, if anyone, owns the intellectual property
behind open-source software."


Classic MS FUD.

And this one is just a joke:

" ... Can Linux really handle crucial areas such as security and e-mail?"


> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5614334/


Randall Schulz

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