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Nov 01, 2000, 23:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan C. Gordon)

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"In a rare moment of router stability, an E-mail from a E-mail address landed in my inbox this morning. I figured this was just going to be that spam about getting 5,000 bucks from Microsoft if I just pass the mail onto both of my friends, and was about to delete it, but then I looked a little closer. What had been passed to me was clearly a leaked memo from the bowels of the Evil Empire, and from Bill himself, no less! Seeing as I am always in search of quick fame, I thought I'd post it here immediately."

"What I recieved appeared to be a somewhat unfortunate tradition; Microsoft seems to have taken to using Halloween as the time for an annual review of Linux's standing, based on a memo that leaked in October of 1998, penned by a guy named Vinod Valloppillil. Say that five times fast. Vinod admitted to a bunch of things we never thought we'd hear a Microsoft employee say, and it got all sorts of press. Vinod works for a Linux company now. No joke."

"For the previous documents that follow in the tradition of All Hallow's Eve, please see Nothing has been edited here, typos included, except that I've removed the name of the informant."

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