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Byte: Microsoft Scare Tactics

May 03, 1999, 12:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)

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A letter to the Editor from Eric Raymond outlines Microsoft's recent Mindcraft disaster.

"Microsoft's latest FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) tactic may be backfiring."

"Previous independent benchmarks have found Linux and other Unixes to be dramatically faster and more efficient than NT, and independent observers (beginning with a celebrated InfoWorld article in 1996) have lauded the Linux community's responsiveness to support 1998 problems. Linux fans smelled a rat somewhere, and amid the ensuing storm of protest, some interesting facts came to light."

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