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The Register: MS gives Republicans $1m, Republicans use Solaris anyway

Aug 03, 2000, 11:08 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

"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."

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