BusinessWeek: A Common Language for Penguins
Sep 13, 2004, 15:15 (5 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In its campaign to discredit Linux, the main rival to its
Windows operating system, Microsoft once published a witty print
advertisement in Germany that showed four penguins standing in a
row. One looked normal, one had jackrabbit ears, the next had a
frog's head and antlers, and the last had the ears of a pig and an
elephant's trunk. Microsoft's point: Linux, with its penguin
mascot, comes in several varieties. The tagline said: 'An open
operating system has not only advantages.'
"Microsoft's ad wasn't just clever: It pointed out a potentially
serious problem with Linux..."