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Why Microsoft Wants Us to Get All Mixed Up

Oct 22, 2008, 20:46 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"This is by no means a new approach. Some years back I was in a meeting with a senior Microsoftie in the UK. Nominally, he wanted to talk to me about Microsoft's "new" free software-friendly attitude -- isn't it telling how often Microsoft keeps promising that *this* time it really means it? But judging by the frantic scribbles of the marketing droid at the back of the room, who was trying to capture everything I said (don't they have tape recorders at Microsoft?), they were more interested in pumping me for insights into free software that might furnish some conceptual ammunition against it."

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