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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Takes Its Vile Anti-Linux Propaganda to Staples

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Takes Its Vile Anti-Linux Propaganda to Staples
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:08:48 +0100
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Microsoft propaganda handed out to Staples employees.

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| I thought Iâd post these images of Microsoftâs propaganda theyâve been 
| distributing to Staples employees.
| Numerous lies like greater compatibility than GNU/Linux-when most of the 
| older hardware wonât work with MS Windows Vista. GNU/Linux is compatible 
| with more hardware than any operating system in history. It may not work 
| with some of the latest and greatest-but for the most part it works 
| better. I donât spend 3 hours fiddling with installing my printer drivers. 
| I plug it in- and it just appears as an option in whatever program I need 
| to print with.


Best Buy gives in to Microsoft anti-Linux FUD, has seen itâs last dollar 
from me already though.

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| Thereâs a certain demographic that will pay any price because they have 
| lots of money to set on fire. These same people buy Hummer H2âs. The rest 
| spend about a monthâs salary every year or two on Microsoft software and 
| partner products under the mistaken impression that they simply have to. 
| They donât want to, theyâre not evil people, theyâve simply been led 
| astray by the sales associate, the lowly peon making $8 an hour at the 
| Best Buy store, the unwitting foot soldier in Microsoftâs propaganda 
| battle. Exactly whatâs in it for the sales associate if people continue 
| maxing out their credit cards on shit they donât need? They may be able to 
| come back to work next Monday, or Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or 
| whenever theyâre expected to show up for their 4-8 hours shift so they can 
| continue making the $8 an hour. Itâs how retail treats people.


Microsoft 'indoctrinates' Best Buy workers with anti-Linux 'lies'

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| Microsoft (MFST) is "indoctrinating" Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its 
| highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about 
| the  performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux 
| experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged 
| Microsoft training slides.


Microshit Trains BestBuy Employees to Boo Linux to Customers

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| No iPod support? Really? And the Zune doesn't work on the Mac either 
| although there has been some progress from the Linux community. And I've 
| never had any problems pulling pictures from cameras.


âStupid Customersâ say PCworld/Currys staff? & FUD Training for retail?

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| The post is from a Best Buy employee who underwent Windows 7 training to 
| sell Windows 7.  The author of that post has provided commentary and it 
| shows IMO a very good example of the sales techniques that some use to 
| promote Windows on the net.    Many lies are put about Linux on the net 
| and my advice to any interested Linux user is simply to download a Live-CD 
| and try it for yourself.
| The danger being though, on the net its harder to tell a salesperson from 
| an âordinary userâ.


Microsoft giving Best Buy anti-Linux training

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| Microsoft has been asked about the memos but has neither confirmed nor 
| denied their legitimacy. However, the material is both consistent with 
| Microsoft's visual style as well as its frequent attempts to discredit 
| Linux as a threat, which in the past have involved paid-for studies that 
| allegedly show Windows as superior to Linux for servers.


Microsoftâs Best Buy Lies About Linux Debunked

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| In an effort to thwart Linux sales on netbooks, Microsoft has started a 
| training program at Best Buy to âeducateâ their âexpertsâ on Linux. And 
| true to their fashion, MS resorted to FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) 
| and straight out LIES! However, Microsoft still maintains that Linux is 
| not a threat to their market, they are just spending all this money to 
| âhelpâ people make an educated decision. Funny thing, is that they ended 
| up promoting Linux.


MS-BS Quotient Off the top of the Charts.

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| Those numbers touting an 11 second boot time are from HIBERNATION files. 
| Not from a cold start. As a result, they are total crap. I did my own 
| "tests" on Win 7. 



Donât use Skype in your business says Microsoft

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| Pall also sought to reassure people about Microsoft's unified 
| partnership with Nortel Networks, announced with fanfare last year, in 
| the two companies are doing joint development.  

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