The Register: MS gives Republicans $1m, Republicans use Solaris anyway
Aug 03, 2000, 11:08 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Is just a little care and foresight too much to ask from
Microsoft's PR spinmeisters? Yesterday we reported that Microsoft
had given $1 million worth of software and cash each to the
Republican and Democrat conventions, and it's just the shortest
step from there to checking to see what the conventions' Web sites
are running on, isn't it?"
"So the $900,000 worth of software the Republicans copped
clearly didn't include Web servers, as www.gopconvention.com is
running Apache on Solaris. Microsoft is the second largest
contributor to the Republican convention, and under current
circumstances is widely viewed as trying to buy itself a get out of
jail free card."