"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> __/ [ Rick ] on Saturday 18 March 2006 12:23 \__
>> A Linux Today editorial questions a story about why a Malaysian
>> shoe company supposedly dumps Open Office for MS Office.
>> The Microsoft article itself:
>> Interesting showing of MS's .... 'facts'.
> After the "Get the Facts" campaign had begun, OSDL learned their
> lesson. When
> a benchmark was proposed, which would compare Linux and Windows
> head-to-head, OSDL backed off. The head of OSDL said that Microsoft
> find 1 line in a 100-page report and invest many millions in voicing
> sentence. Same scanrio above.
He who pays the piper gets to call the tune, roy, or haven't you heard?
When it comes time to tell the world about your wonderful product, it
takes a pile of money to advertise. Look at Google. They are not rich
and famous because they use linux, they are rich and famous because they
are the leading vehicle for advertising something on a shoestring. They
are the eBay of advertisers.
The reason that linux is not going anywhere soon is due to its inability
to finance its introduction to the consumer. Whether "Get the Facts" is
100% accurate or only shows facts biased towards Mr. Softee's products
is not as significant as the FACT that there are no other sources of
facts being actively promoted.