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Heise.de: Linux survey apparently ordered by Microsoft

[ Thanks to Fred Mobach
for this report. ]

Hello,

On the Heise news site a saw a funny
article
on Linux and MS

A Babelfish (kind of) translation can you find below.

Regards,
Fred Mobach

Linux questioning obviously of Microsoft arranges in the last
days several Austrian Linux user, which had entered themselves on
the Linux Counter, by Mail a questionnaire of the management
consultation G3 GmbH received. One asks among other things for the
adjustments too and the use of Linux, in addition, for the
vocational position as well as industry and size of the employer.
The management consultation calls itself in the Mail as independent
market research firm and assures to treat the data confidentially
and pass third on not on.

For something irritation thereby already alone the circumstance
might have provided that the questionnaire is not attached to the
Mail in form of a Microsoft Word file — a format, which is not
usual under Linux. Still more irritated the addressees that in the
characteristics of the Word document as an author Christian Hess is
entered — its character Product manager at Microsoft Austria. On
request a coworker of the G3 GmbH explained that the inquiry is
executed on behalf of an enterprise, whose name one does not want
to call however. The privacy of the non-standard specification is
however ensured, since G3 analyses and afterwards destroys the
questionnaires; the total results were only passed on. (odi/
c’t)