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The Register: Open Source Miracle Horse Stuns MS Japan

Jul 07, 2004, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"Microsoft can roll out countless studies that point out how proprietary software is cheaper and more practical than open source code. But how can Microsoft counter open source software's ability to make a Japanese woman give birth to a horse in a convenience store?

"That's the question being raised by Japanese software pioneer SourceNext. The company has launched an astonishing advertising campaign featuring a horse, famous actress Norika Fujiwara and a couple of Slurpee slingers to promote StarSuite--Sun Microsystems' Japanese Office knock off based on the open source OpenOffice..."

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