Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 03 June 2008 00:45 : \____
>> "Recently analysts have come out in support of Vista ... claiming
>> organizations could miss out on important business benefits"
>> What a load of BS. What "business benefits" will an *OS* bring anyone,
>> much less a totally dysfunctional OS like Vista? It's an operating
>> system for Christ's sake, it's supposed to sit invisibly in the
>> background and just work. If it doesn't work then it brings chaos and
>> financial loss. Since when is "software working" singled out as a
>> "benefit"? Surely that's supposed to be a given.
>> As for these "analysts" ... yeah they just popped up out of nowhere, for
>> no particular reason, and started singing the praises of a completely
>> broken operating system. I wonder why?
>> Why don't these "analysts" rebrand their biznizesï¿½ as paid advertisers?
>> That's what they really are, after all.
> Someone days ago I caught a glimpse at how it works. I already knew that Gates
> and Ellison are Gartner's big beneficiaries (investors/bribing
> parties/whatever). Microsoft and Oracle pay $7000 (or half) to produce
> a 'Report'. I heard this from a business owner (I think) from China, who is
> also a Microsoft investor.
> If companies like Red Hat want positive publicity from the likes of Gartner,
> they need to pay up as well.
> Gartner = advertisers in suits. They need to be embargoed by the media, but
> there is little hope in the United States of Advertising.
You're quite right, this is how it works, but in a sense, it's even
worse than that, because it won't just cost US$7,000, because Gartner or
whoever will weigh what they say against their potential for further
revenue from Microsoft. The price/word a small vendor will pay is going
to be much higher than a large vendor - sort of quantity discount, if
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