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eWeek: Microsoft Exec Slams Linux 'Noise' in E-Mail to Staff

Jan 22, 2004, 22:00 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Microsoft Corp. is ratcheting up the rhetoric in its battle to contain the fallout from dissatisfied customers moving to the open-source Linux operating system.

"Earlier this month the Redmond, Wash.-based software company launched a new advertising campaign, referred to as 'Get the Facts,' which is designed to give customers information about the advantages of using its Windows operating system versus Linux, its open-source competitor.

"Building on that campaign, Orlando Ayala, the senior vice president for Microsoft's small and midmarket solutions and partner group, sent an e-mail to all his staff late Wednesday night, telling them that 'there continues to be a great deal of noise in the marketplace about the growth of Linux...'"

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