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[News] Microsoft Shills Fight GNU/Linux Adoption

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TOYA Boys Fight Linux Flow 

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| It's expected when Microsoft tries to stop the spread of GNU/Linux. It's my 
| understanding that we as an entity might officially  be causing them some 
| grief. Even those who sell, distribute or package MS products are forced at 
| the point of an auditing pen to do Microsoft's bidding. It all comes down to 
| money.    
| A lot of money. Cumulatively, they are only doing what they are supposed to 
| be doing...protecting their market. 
| So that's where I get confused. It's perfectly understandable for 
| companies "with some skin in the game" to get defensive, but what about those 
| villagers who rally to Castle Redmond's defense? Sure they are Microsoft 
| Windows users but what point is there in them trying to stop others from at 
| least trying Linux? I mean aside from those obviously being compensated.    


The Microsoft executives are hitting hard on Linux advocates now (ah, the

> http://blogs.technet.com/openchoice/archive/2009/03/12/pol-micas-parte.aspx
>       # re: Polémicas à parte…
>       Monday, March 16, 2009 5:35 AM by marcoss
>       Mas o Rui consegue distinguir o que é escrito profissionalmente ou uma
>       opinião pessoal?
>       Então explique-me uma coisa: os posts que o Rui faz no blog do software
>       livre é feito profissionalmente ou transmite uma opinião pessoal?
> Translation:
>       But is Rui able to distinguish what is written professionally or
>       a personal opinion?
>       Then explain to me one thing: your posts in the free software
>       blog are professional or transmit a personal opinion?



Is MS Preening in Public Posts?

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| The author of the email, posted on ZDNet in a Talkback forum on the Microsoft
| antitrust trial, claimed her name was Michelle Bradley and that she
| had "retired" from Microsoft last week.
| "A verbal memo [no email allowed] was passed around the MS campus encouraging
| MS employee's to post to ZDNet articles like this one," the email said.
| "The theme is 'Microsoft is responsible for all good things in computerdom.'
| The government has no right to prevent MS from doing anything. Period.
| The 'memo' suggests we use fictional names and state and to identify
| ourselves as students," the author claimed.

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