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Jim Allchin: "We Feel a Huge Threat from Linux" (Analysts Cartel Part IV)

Jan 21, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

"One need not wonder where it's coming from. IDC has Microsoft as a major client and it counts only server revenue, not actual growth. It discriminates against GNU/Linux by definition and design. We saw this before, carried by a reporter who is now a Microsoft employee. They measure the wrong thing; That's the 'Microsoft standards' for measuring things because it makes Linux (free) look bad; it assumes that the only thing in this world is money -- short-term gain from direct sales, not even services.

"As for the figures collected in this latest article, there is something familiar about it. We saw IDC in the EDGI scheme [1, 2, 3]. IDC was asking about GNU/Linux in a form of 'survey', but it was asking only Microsoft customers (talk about biased population sample)."

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