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Linux Foundation: Sympathy Microsoft

Nov 03, 2008, 19:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Britta Wuelfing)

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"Zemlin begins his current blog entry with the words "It is hard for the executive director of the Linux Foundation to feel bad for Microsoft, but they are having a bad week..." He goes on to itemize press reports from the past week that included Microsoft or Linux. His first example is a front page story in the Wall Street Journal about Microsoft's behavior toward its Linux rival in southern Africa. Further entries relate to how the media resonates with the "Windows 7" announcement and Microsoft's answer to Cloud Computing with its Azure product.

"Zemlin's impression of the "Windows 7" announcement is that it's "widely regarded as an attempt to right the wrong that is Vista." He responds to the irritated reaction of the press to Microsoft's cloud computing platform with "No licensing, pricing and due date information. This for something that Amazon has offered with a Linux-based solution for over a year on the EC2 Cloud.""

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