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Re: Microsoft's Ten-Year Anti-Linux Propaganda Operation In COLA

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____/ Mark S Bilk on Thursday 06 Oct 2011 20:19 : \____

> On Oct 6, 6:45 am, "bubba" <bu...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> useless rat shit "chrisv" <chr...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
>> ...
>> shut the fsck up you useless fscking turd.
>> "chrisv" is a liar. "chrisv" is a stupid piece of shit.
> That is Microsoft Corporation posting the same particular
> smear attack that it has done at least 178 times before,
> using yet another false identity -- "bubba".  Other recent
> identities used for repetitions of that same attack, always
> using the same phrases, were "Dmitri", "Yuri", "Marco",
> "Susan", and "Steven Morganstein".
> The lying propaganda campaign against Linux in COLA --
> comp.os.linux.advocacy -- has involved about 500,000 posts
> over more than 10 years.  It is designed to repel and
> dissuade visitors to the newsgroup who are thinking about
> trying Linux for themselves.  COLA is read by thousands
> of people.
> No other entity than Microsoft has the motivation to
> do such a propaganda operation, and it follows the
> instructions in Microsoft's propaganda manual exactly:
> "Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes
> associated with mental deficiency, as in, `he believes
> in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and OS/2.' Just keep
> rubbing it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups, ..."
> The anti-Linux posters make the absurd claim that this
> huge propaganda campaign was done by unconnected bored
> people with nothing better to do, who all somehow by chance
> settled in COLA, and without any incentive at all from
> Microsoft made half a million anti-Linux pro-Microsoft
> propaganda posts using similar phrases and techniques
> to one another over a span of more than ten years.
> Microsoft's other attacks against Linux have included:
> 1. paying SCO $100 million to try to kill Linux with an
>    entirely fraudulent copyright lawsuit,
> 2. forbidding by means of secret licensing conditions
>    the inclusion of Linux on any computer that's sold
>    with Microsoft Windows,
> 3. paying millions of dollars to PR companies to perpetrate
>    fraudulent campaigns of writing pro-Microsoft letters
>    to editors claiming to be from ordinary citizens,
> 4. bribing columnists and analysts to write fraudulent
>    anti-Linux columns and articles.
> "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find
> a trout in the milk."
>   -- Henry David Thoreau

Microsoft was caught AstroTurfing many times before. See for example:

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