CXOtoday: Microsoft Wages Media War Against Linux
Jun 20, 2004, 04:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hinesh Jethwani)
"Pop quiz: How do you stop David from rising against Goliath?
Well going by the Book, simply deny the fact that David can do any
harm at all. Microsoft tried that, but it didn't work. So they
decided to take it to the next level: Intimidation wasn't an
option, as Linux vendors are way too confident of their products to
be bullied by the 'Redmond Army.'
"After years of denial, the software Goliath has finally
reconciled to the fact that David is a face to reckon with, and
something needs to be done before the situation gains 'biblical'
proportions. The battle lines are drawn, and in this no holds
barred match, anything goes. In a move that may have stretched
advertising ethics a bit, Microsoft has taken the good ol' media
bashing way to prove its point..."