eWeek: Microsoft Exec Slams Linux ‘Noise’ in E-Mail to Staff

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“Microsoft Corp. is ratcheting up the rhetoric in its battle to
contain the fallout from dissatisfied customers moving to the
open-source Linux operating system.

“Earlier this month the Redmond, Wash.-based software company
launched a new advertising campaign, referred to as ‘Get the
Facts,’ which is designed to give customers information about the
advantages of using its Windows operating system versus Linux, its
open-source competitor.

“Building on that campaign, Orlando Ayala, the senior vice
president for Microsoft’s small and midmarket solutions and partner
group, sent an e-mail to all his staff late Wednesday night,
telling them that ‘there continues to be a great deal of noise in
the marketplace about the growth of Linux…'”


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