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[News] Another Linxu FUD 'Study' Shattered to Pieces

  • Subject: [News] Another Linxu FUD 'Study' Shattered to Pieces
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 01:19:33 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
The Microsoft fact in Illinois


More on Illinois

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| Basically, if Illinois had stayed with Lotus or GroupWise they’d now be 
| transitioning to Linux and either SmartSuite or OpenOffice; if they’d 
| evaluated and selected Solaris 10 with Sun Ray desktops they could have kept 
| all their Windows software except the desktop OSes and now be transitioning 
| smoothly and at virtually no cost to standards-based products like 
| OpenOffice, Lotus Domino, and Sun’s java desktop system.     
| Know what I think they’re doing instead? Evaluating hardware to run Vista, 
| fighting a losing battle on control and security, re-inventing mainframe era 
| administrative controls to keep those state agencies in line, and figuring 
| out how to justify their next hundred million in hardware and software 
| upgrades.     



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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.


Reviewing a Microsoft anti-Linux case study

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| The answer is that neither Linux nor Solaris nor any other Unix variant is 
| mentioned in this report; Microsoft simply hung an anti-Linux label on a 
| very carefully worded story about a pair of committed Microsoft partners, 
| HP and Accenture, getting together with Microsoft to sell rather simple 
| technology to a willing customer - whose employers, I think, should be 
| seriously embarrassed.


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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