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Re: [comp.os.linux.advocacy] FAQ and Primer for COLA, Edition III, Part 2

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 30 January 2009 12:26 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> From: Jim Allchin
>> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 10:20 PM
>> To: Brian Valentine, Paul Flessner; Bill Veghte, Bob Kefly; Eric Rudder, Dan
>> Neault
>> Cc: Michele Freed
>> Subject: Linux
>> <snip a rooskie>
>> Bill/Paul: I need to ask you to take ownership of driving this ahead What I
>> want to see is a package including ALL of these items that we can provide to
>> the field within 2 months (MAX). I am scared. Again.. I want the two people
>> assigned within a week. I want to know who the people are. Eric please help
>> thinking about who the right people are. Please remember NO marketing.
>> Facts. No anger toward Linux. Just facts. Please understand this isn?t up
>> for discussion. I want some solid people assigned ASAP.
> I heard Eric left Microsoft, so now they are "Rudderless" ;->>

/This/ Eric? Really?

BTW, he also said some other nasty things.

Here's a goodie (re: Mono):


"As many of you may know, we’ve actually kind of broadened the product
portfolio of Visual Studio, targeting all the way from the low end with
students and hobbyists, kind of competitive in that Linux space, making sure
that every developer has a copy of .NET and is trained in writing .NET
solutions. We introduced the low-end version we call Visual Studio Express, so
we have Visual C# Express, Visual Basic Express, and Web Developer Express.
These products are still in their beta phases, but we actually had more than a
million downloads of Visual Studio, which is quite healthy for a developer
tool. I think it will really help us in our competition with open source."

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