"What's cheaper than an OS you can buy outright once
and install on every PC in your shop -- and upgrade cost-free for
eternity to boot? Why, a slew of cheesy licenses for Microsoft
Windows, 'Doze Division VP Brian Valentine claims in his latest
cheerleading effort for his sales associates.
That's right; a putatively 'independent analysis' by DH Brown is
going to rip Linux a new one and find that Windows is actually
cheaper. How Valentine knows this is anyone's guess. Perhaps he has
a mole in the Brown organization as good as the one we have in his.
Or perhaps MS simply paid for it. We don't know.
It also appears that MS has bought off a number of Linux/Sun
'insiders' whose job it will be to explain to the sales team how to
pitch the illusory advantages of Windows to unsuspecting IT
managers. "Dumber people can run Windows" is the best advert I
personally can come up with, though this is without the benefit of
expensive analysts and turncoat 'insiders' to feed me intriguing