On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 19:08:55 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [Kier] on Sunday 15 January 2006 18:36 \__
>> On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:39:18 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Excellent article:
>>> (Labelling as a weapon to discriminate against OSS)
>> Excellent article, thanks for the link, Roy.
> Glad you liked it, Kier. Is it just me, or can everybody still see that
> offensive propaganda on the right hand side of the page? I spent minutes
> trying to identify contact routes to the Webmaster (to no avail). The advert
> which clearly says it is "Sponsored By: /Microsoft/" reads:
> Get the facts you need to make the choice between Windows and Linux. Just
> click on the whitepaper of your choice to download:
> RadioShack Saves Millions of Dollars by Choosing Windows Over Linux
> After an extensive evaluation in which RadioShack compared WindowsÂ and
> Linux, the company selected MicrosoftÂ Windows Server System? and Windows XP
> Embedded. The company's move to Windows will reduce the number of servers in
> its stores by 50 percent and save millions of dollars in hardware, software,
> system management, and support costs.
> <3 more paragraphs omitted>
Yes, I did see that. I think LinxToday has been slated for this before.
> Are LinuxToday totally stupid or have Microsoft paid them obscene amounts of
> money to cave? Google used to place such things in AdSense slots before I
> had msn.com and microsoft.com blocked... they seem to penetrate Linux Web
> sites. It is not the first time I see this.
I've seen it a few times. It seems a pretty bad way to support Linux, by
providing the 'enemy' with a free platform (though of course they will
have paid for the adspace).