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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..."

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