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Repost: NewsForge: Microsoft asks Linux Users, "How Can We Get Your Business?'

Dec 23, 2003, 16:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Microsoft has started distributing two online surveys to Linux User Groups and Linux users in general, one asking primarily about home computer use, the other about business use. They apparently don't plan to release the results of their surveys, so we and other people in the open source community are asking you to look at them and post your answers and comments here and on other appropriate sites where, in open source style, everyone can see them. Read on for more information and links, and please help spread the word about these surveys; as far as we know, this is the first time Microsoft has asked Linux users why we use Linux instead of their products, and the more results, the merrier...

"We heard about this survey through an email sent to a LUG mailing list that was passed on to us..."

[Editor's Note: Due to a database error, the original post of this story was render inaccessible this morning to Linux Today users. As a courtesy to readers, this story is being reposted to the top of the news queue. Unfortunately, all of the original talkbacks for the story were lost. For that, I apologize, and invite you to comment again. Thanks, BKP]

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