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osOpinion: Tacky Tactics: To Bite, or Not To Bite?

Jun 29, 2000, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leon Brooks)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"I see that more sucker-bait is to be offered at E-Week. A range of systems are to be set up in yet another "fair" test, one in which Microsoft products are almost certain to come out with flying colors, or at least an honorable mention, on a "level" playing field."

"You would have to have your head in the sand to not know that last time this was tried, Microsoft was able to essentially tailor their own system, but that the supervisor of the Linux system not only failed to apply as much as one security patch but used a proprietary system for the guestbook, which subsequently proved to be the Achilles heel. How fair is that?"

"Again, a previous event (windows2000test) featured a Microsoft machine behind firewalling (despite assurances to the contrary) and babysat for the first few days. I personally watched a BackOrifice port open on the machine, seconds before the operators pulled the plug. How fair is that?"

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