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InfoWorld: Microsoft Gets More 'Facts' for Anti-Linux Campaign

Apr 06, 2005, 14:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joris Evers)

"Microsoft is expanding its 'Get the Facts' campaign against Linux by talking about the reliability of Windows versus Linux systems, a company executive said on Tuesday, the day the Open Source Business Conference kicked off in San Francisco.

"Get the Facts is a marketing effort by Microsoft that compares Windows favorably with Linux and other open source software products. Microsoft launched the campaign in mid-2003 and has gradually expanded its scope to now include: total cost of ownership, security, indemnification and, the latest addition, reliability..."

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CNET News: Microsoft Touts Latest Windows v. Linux Study

"Competitors immediately shot back at Microsoft's tactics.

"'Red Hat does not rely on funded studies to prove the value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux,' spokeswoman Leigh Day said. 'We rely on the testament of our customers...'"

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