Microsoft starts a "Get the Facts" campaign...against itself
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| Imagine the kind of savings you could get if you just stopped using Windows
| altogether! Few to no security issues. Less administration. Etc.
| By the way, the study claims that switching to Vista saves on hardware costs.
| How could this possibly be, when everything I have ever read on Vista is that
| it is a resource hog? You spend more on hardware with Vista, not less.
| Anyway, Microsoft must really be hurting if it has to resort to beating up on
| its most stable product in years. It's clearly desperate to get people to
| move off XP (you know, the Windows OS that actually has hardware/peripheral
| support, a lot of software written for it, needs a lighter hardware platform,
| etc.). Maybe the open-source crowd should just wait for Microsoft to beat
| itself into oblivion.
Still going with the "Big Lie":
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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."