LXer: Linux News Questions Microsoft's Need for a "Get the Facts" Campaign?
Nov 17, 2005, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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If Microsoft offers a superior product to Linux then why would
they need a 'Get the Facts' campaign? Over the years, the Redmond
computer technology firm has learned that buyers make decisions
based on who else uses a product. They know executives will say to
themselves, if Rayovac uses it, then it must be good enough.
"So what do you see? Just about any time a major publication
runs a story about Linux, Microsoft gets them to place a 'Get the
Facts' advertisements nearby and often right in the middle of the
story. That seems pretty suspect to me..."