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LXer: Linux News Questions Microsoft's Need for a "Get the Facts" Campaign?

Nov 17, 2005, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Tom Wickline for this link. ]

If Microsoft offers a superior product to Linux then why would they need a 'Get the Facts' campaign? Over the years, the Redmond computer technology firm has learned that buyers make decisions based on who else uses a product. They know executives will say to themselves, if Rayovac uses it, then it must be good enough.

"So what do you see? Just about any time a major publication runs a story about Linux, Microsoft gets them to place a 'Get the Facts' advertisements nearby and often right in the middle of the story. That seems pretty suspect to me..."

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