02.19.08

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Links on President’s Day 2008: Censorship Soars, GNU/Linux Accepted by Governments, Microsoft Has Problems

Posted in News Roundup at 2:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  1. Great said,

    February 19, 2008 at 7:04 am

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    Article defending Microsoft and saying that Bill Gates is a nice guy. Just pure FUD. Bill Gates/Balmer want to shutdown linux at all cost.

    http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/rob/?p=194

    Check out the guys wiki page. Some more FUD

    Rob Enderle, founder of the Enderle Group, is a consultant, writer, and widely quoted technical and legal analyst in the information technology industry. Microsoft, Advanced Micro Devices, the SCO Group, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell are (or have been) among his clients.[1]

    Enderle has been critical of Apple Computer and Linux, as well as Unix and the open source/free software movements in general. In particular, he has described Linux as a “free-software scam,”[2] and he has compared some Linux advocates to terrorists, predicting that “one of them — or perhaps a group of them — will go too far at some point and do significant damage to the open-source movement, the ongoing litigation with SCO or their employers.”

    IBM is never going to pay single penny. It is a cold war. IBM will never pay anything – it is that simple. If IBM pays they will be totally in shame and it will add to the FUD that they put the code in Linux.

    It is funded by MS. They want to keep the FUD alive so as long as possible. Thats their only way out.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    February 19, 2008 at 7:21 am

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    Yes, I saw that blog item earlier and I’ve been scrutinising Enderle quite aggressively for well over a year. See this. The purpose here is to have shills stand out from the crowd. See the following quote from Microsoft itself:

    Analysts sell out – that’s their business model But they are very concerned that they never look like they are selling out, so that makes them very prickly to work with.

    The world is filled with endless corruption. It just need to stand out where it’s identified so that we know who to listen to and who to ignore (pay-to-say puppets).

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