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[News] Jeff Goulf (Microsoft-affiliated-ish) Keeps Spreading Linux FUD

  • Subject: [News] Jeff Goulf (Microsoft-affiliated-ish) Keeps Spreading Linux FUD
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:11:57 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
InterOp News proclaims: Linux Needs To Try Harder If It Wants To Catch Vista

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| But, Jeff Gould, I argue that your entire premise for your article - that 
| Linux’s “success” is to be measured purely on financial grounds - is a very 
| shallow premise indeed. I repeat - You Just Don’t Get It.  


Just like the trolls say (and 'analysts'). It's all about money, not presence.
Money, money, money. Microsoft likes comparisons that gauge overpriced
software and forced upgrades.

If you follow the links, you'll see that Jeff Gould has friends in Microsoft.
He provokes with links in LinuxToday and Slashdot. It's sad really.


NY Times bans Microsoft analysts from Microsoft stories

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| The New York Times continues to perplex with its analyst- quoting
| policy. Rather than having analysts declare their ties to clients,
| the paper would prefer to quote analysts that have no experience
| with a client - a protocol which seems to undermine the very point
| of citing analysts.
| The Register this week started pushing the Times to explain its
| quoting stance after noticing that Rob Enderle - the most quoted
|                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^
| technology analyst on the planet - had been blocked from commenting
| on companies with which he has a financial relationship. The ban
| against Enderle appeared odd, given that Times reporters continue
| to cite analysts from larger firms who also have financial
| relationships with the companies discussed.
| [...]
| As it turns out, there's a cottage industry devoted to Rob
| Enderle, where Linux zealots fire off this form letter to editors
| whenever Enderle appears talking about Microsoft. Perhaps the Linux
| crowd could put its fabled collective mind toward creating letters
| for all the major analysts. Lord knows, the Times could use
| some help.


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| (Microsoft manager:) I don't like the fact that the report show us losing 
| on TCO on webservers. I don't like the fact that the report show us losing 
| on availability (windows was down more than linux). And I don't like the 
| fact that the reports says nothing new is coming with windows .net server.
| [...]
| I don't like it to be public on the doc that we sponsored it because I 
| don't think the outcome is as favorable as we had hoped. I just don't like 
| competitors using it as ammo against us. It is easier if it doesn't mention 
| that we sponsored it.


Microsoft's 'Get The Facts' Linux Site Replaced

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| Microsoft has decided to axe its "Get The Facts" site, instead replacing it 
| with a less corrosive "Compare" page that compares Windows and Linux in a 
| less confrontational way.  


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