Having attacked Google and having attacked ODF, the Microsoft mouthpiece known as the "Burton Group" has now moved on the attacking VMWare, essentially by comparing its destiny to that of Novell. From the mouth of the mouthpiece:
You must realize that Novell’s wildly successful NetWare product of the late 1980′s and early 1990s was filling a void in the Microsoft eco-system…
VMware has it in its power to not let history repeat itself, but it’s a mighty mountain to climb!…
The purpose of this blog item may be too reduce confidence in VMWare, which will most likely resort to legal action at a later stage when Microsoft abuses its dominant poisiton (pay attention to the quote from Steve Ballmer). Has everyone forgotten Ballmer’s old remarks about Google being just a “house of cards”? And Android being just “some words on paper”? What about “I’m going to f***ckin bury that p*ssy” (referring to Eric Schmidt)? More recently he said that “Google reads your mail”. It was miserable attempt to create Google FUD. Here it is in video (thanks to Slated):
Is the Burton Group not even trying to conceal its love and obedience for Microsoft? Remember that previous post and very recent "love letter"? How about the Group’s dependence on Microsoft technologies? Who will the Burton Group attack next, on behalf of its beloved masters? That is just what today's analysts are for.
Remember that XenSource was snatched by Citrix and — by association — it was actually snatched by Microsoft, despite being a GNU GPL-oriented project and somewhat of a Microsoft competitor. Here is another new reminder of the fact that the association which we speak of may be temporary due to growing rumours that Microsoft will davour Citrix, which has already devoured Xen.
Kay added that Microsoft might even be interested in acquiring Citrix. Microsoft and Citrix have a very longstanding partnership, which has seen Citrix make a tidy living out of providing terminal services to remote desktops over its own protocol, ICA. Were this to happen, the combination would present a huge competitor for VMware, although the US$6.4 billion market cap Citrix would be a big mouthful to swallow.
Whether we like it or not and whether it’s acknowledged in public or remains hidden, it is rather clear that many resources are invested in hurting VMWare and Red Hat, among other companies and emerging threats (to Microsoft), such as ODF and Google. It’s vital to ensure that none of this goes unnoticed and unreported. It’s a reality and it’s not far-fetched once you get the many dots connected. █