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National Post: Your choice: Microsoft or mutating penguins

Oct 25, 2000, 09:54 (39 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Akin)

[ Thanks to Bill Bailey for this link. ]

"But even though customers, industry experts, and Microsoft competitors have long conceded the legitimacy of Linux, Microsoft itself has been loath to lend any credence to open source software development, the model through which Linux and other products such as the Apache Web server are being developed."

"But in two-page advertisement appearing this month in the German-language c't (Magazin für Computertechnologie) magazine, Microsoft Germany takes direct aim at Linux. The ad also appears in the current edition of Computerwoche. Both magazines are read primarily by information technology professionals...."

"The ad's copy warns, in German, that, 'An open operating system does not just have advantages' and then says, in some smaller print above that: 'An open operating system can mutate unexpectedly. But with Windows 2000, you get all services and support from the same vendor. That will save time and real money.'"

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