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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Has Shill in Nigerian Government, Defends Other Shills

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The Prickly Prince From Microsoft Strikes Again

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| Dare Obasanjo, a Microsoft employee and the son of a former President of 
| Nigeria, doesn’t like it when people disagree with him. I found that out in 
| 2007 when Obasanjo vandalized the TechCrunch Wikipedia page in response to a 
| post we wrote that was mildly critical of Microsoft’s hiring of a blogger to 
| edit certain Wikipedia entries relating to Open Office standards. His actions 
| as an individual and as a representative of Microsoft were outrageous.  



[Mandriva CEO:] An open letter to Steve Ballmer

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| Wow! I’m impressed, Steve! What have you done for these guys to change their
| mind like this? It’s pretty clear to me, and it will be clear to everyone.
| How do you call what you just did Steve, in the place where you live? In my
| place, they give it various names, I’m sure you know them.  
| Hey Steve, how do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?
| Of course, I will keep fighting this one and the next one, and the next one.
| You have the money, the power, and maybe we have a different sense of ethics
| you and I, but I believe that hard work, good technology and ethics can win
| too.  


Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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| So, even as Microsoft claims superior quality over Linux, they act as if they 
| don't even buy their own FUD. If they really believed that Windows was 
| superior to Linux, they wouldn't have to bribe people with “marketing help” 
| to get them to choose Windows.   


Linux wins Nigerian school desktops back from Microsoft

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| "We are sticking with that platform," said the official, who would not give
| his name.


And the Nigerian government chose Windows [It didn't] why?

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| That’s precisely what Nigeria did. Having used the Classmate with Mandriva
| installed, I simply can’t find any flaws in the system that would lead to
| such a switch. No deficiencies compared to Windows, no performance problems,
| no installation problems, nothing. Mandriva just works in this setting and
| works well. No wonder François Bancilhon was angry.

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