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osOpinion: Knee Deep FUD From Microsoft

Feb 18, 2000, 07:56 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Geoff Lane)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"If you go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/news/dot-truth.asp or http://www.dot-truth.com/ you will find a remarkable document (at least you could on Feb 16th, 2000 when I saved a copy of the page to annotate.)"

"The object of the page appears to be to spread FUD about Sun and it's products. The reason for this is obvious, despite the success of Linux, Sun still has a hold on many of the largest computer sites; sites that Microsoft would love to assimilate into the Borg collective. Anything that may help assimilation is fair in the moral world that Microsoft lives in..."

"Sun are a major player in big servers and this is the market that Microsoft are after with W2K. But the major problem for Microsoft is for a site to move from Solaris to W2K is not just a case of installing Windows, all the hardware has to be replaced as well. For a big site, this is a major cost and would only be attempted at a time where the site would be considering a major hardware upgrade anyway."

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