"...In an advertising campaign devised by ad agency McCann
Erikson, the company has come up with a splendidly witty retort,
given that this is the IT industry it's obviously not that funny,
to the bullish Linux brigade. The adverts consist of a number of
penguins, based presumably on Tux the Linux mascot, that all have
rather deformed, or at least mutated, heads. It's all fairly high
level you understand."
"Underneath this however Microsoft puts the boot in with the tag
line that read, 'An operating system does not just have advantages'
followed by the sucker-punch ? 'It can mutate unexpectedly. But
with Windows 2000, you get all of the services and support from the
same vendor. That will save time and real money.' Pretty
heavyweight stuff for Microsoft."
"However, there is one fairly fundamental problem with
Microsoft's campaign, that will be run in the popular German 'c't'
magazine. That problem is quite obviously that Microsoft isn't
really in much of a position to comment. Having come to market
with more variations of its operating system than most of us would
care to remember, it's hardly in a position to talk about operating
systems mutating. But presumably that irony is lost on
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