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PC Magazine: Smear Factor

Jul 11, 2004, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)

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"Could Microsoft be behind a smear campaign aimed at Linux? If not Microsoft, then who? Let's look at the continued attacks against Linux. The media is peppered with them. When one starts to die down, another one crops up. While every single one of these assertions is laughable, the never-ending barrage of anti-Linux propaganda has got to take its toll on potential users. Here are a few of the accusations you might find in articles planted here and there in the media.

  • "Linux is not at all secure and poses a major security risk.
  • "Linux is not cheap. Despite being free, it actually costs more to implement and maintain..."

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