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eWeek: Microsoft Pitches Tough Open-Source Crowd

Mar 26, 2003, 10:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer F. Katt)

"It seemed to El Gato that the manager, Jason Matusow, might have caused less of a ruckus pleading his case from the farmer's tractor than trying to give a Redmond slide show to the open-source horde.

"Matusow was in trouble from the beginning when his slides appeared to be askew. As he worked frantically to reorganize them, the audience howled with laughter and heckled him, saying such things as 'You shoulda done it on Linux' and 'I can get it to work in StarOffice for you!'

"While he worked on fixing the problem, Matusow good-naturedly joked that the slides represented 'a slightly skewed perspective from Microsoft,' but the audience continued to hoot..."

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