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Re: [News] Microsoft's Most Respectable Shills and FUDMeisters

  • Subject: Re: [News] Microsoft's Most Respectable Shills and FUDMeisters
  • From: Richard Rasker <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 14:46:35 +0200
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Linetec
  • References: <1273385.eKdMufkgZl@schestowitz.com> <20061004094740391+0100@news.individual.net>
  • User-agent: Pan/ (As She Crawled Across the Table)
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk comp.os.linux.advocacy:1164137
Op Wed, 04 Oct 2006 08:47:40 +0000, schreef Peter Hayes:

> In <1273385.eKdMufkgZl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Roy Schestowitz  wrote:
>> You have got to see this!
>> http://i.n.com.com/i/ne/p/2006/1.CIMG1795_550x574.jpg
>> These are the two people who told the world that Firefox is a mess, 
>> only later to admit it was a joke. I have just read somewhere that 
>> another fake Wi-Fi=related flaw in the Mac (another baseless FUD) came 
>> from that very same Microsoft-funded 'conference'. What is going on in 
>> this world?!?!?!
> What I don't understand is just why Microsoft needs to get involved in 
> this sort of nonsense, assuming of course they're behind this latest 
> double-FUD.
> The AARD code, Go Corp, Mozaic, Halloween, letters from the dead, just a 
> few of a whole litany of dirty tricks, yet Microsoft's control of the 
> desktop has been solid ever since Windows 3.x that they've no need to 
> stoop to these tactics.

They're just like other totalitarian regimes: they feel that in order to
remain at the top, they need to exert absolute control, ruthless
suppression of anything even remotely resembling (upcoming) competition,
an army of astroturfers, and of course a well-oiled propaganda machine.

Losing out on even the smallest deal or admitting the superiority of
anything but their own products isn't merely undesirable - it's
unthinkable. Facts to the contrary are ignored, reasoned away using
logic and calculations which would make any mathematician slit his own
throat rather than swallow them, or massaged into some simile of reality
which, when examined closely, nevertheless is as palatable as a concrete

For example, just look at how ardently Erik keeps using all kinds of
sophisms and "binary" answers to support his "facts", in order to deny the
generally accepted fact that that in real life, Linux is vastly more
secure than Windows.

It's quite pathetic, really.

Richard Rasker

Linetec Translation and Technology Services


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