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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Buys More 'Studies' That Glorify Self

  • Subject: Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Buys More 'Studies' That Glorify Self
  • From: William Poaster <wp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 12:58:59 +0100
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It was on, or about,  Thu, 06 Sep 2007 12:19:21 +0100, that as I was
halfway through a large jam doughnut, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Microsoft touts cost savings of Vista over XP
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | On Wednesday, Microsoft released details of a study it commissioned
> that | found that total cost of ownership for Windows Vista on mobile
> PCs is US$605 | (AU$736) less annually than Windows XP. `----
> http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.php?id=666057707&rid=-50
> Watch the ads in the page. Blatantly anti-Linux. Quick! 'Studies'. Facts
> from Microsoft.
> More on the new 'studies':
> Office 2007: If, When and Why
> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/business_applications/
> It's Another Vista TCO Study
> http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/vista/
> Buying a lie. How much does that cost? Much less than buying an election
> /a la/ OOXML.


If you're using Fista, you're not going to save much when you've got to 
clear up the spyware & adware. Their touted "Windows Defender" *doesn't* 
work, & a once-a-week update is too slow to keep up with the fast moving 
malicious code scene. 
When challenged, it seems M$'s Security Unit weren't able to respond. 

Surely you are not comparing the non-existent Linux (at that time) with 
98? - Hadron aka Hadron Quark, Hans Schneider, & Damian O'Leary 
comp.os.linux.advocacy - Thu, 16 Aug 2007 
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