Microsoft carries on faking it. The old tactic that is self-fulfilling prophecies is still being used not only to promote Silverlight (with lies and shills) but also to promote Microsoft’s Linux-allergic virtualisation products. It’s akin to "The Slog" because we previously saw the notorious Yankee Group and Burton Group (also for OOXML) producing what needs to seem like ‘independent’ analysis (Microsoft too jokes about the word “independent” and even puts it in scare quotes)
The following article was found by reader ‘ZiggyFish’ and already discussed in the IRC channel (#boycottnovell at FreeNode). Mind the comparison which is made to Vista disinformation.
But MDOP buyers could easily have bought the bundle to install other components, and left Application Virtualization (formerly known as SoftGrid) untouched, pointed out Brian Madden, an independent virtualization technology analyst and blogger.
“Saying you’ve sold 6.5 million MDOP licenses is like claiming 40% of consumers are using Vista today,” he said.
Having read this, we are expected to truly believe that VMWare is not seen as desirable and that the technology’s future is uncertain. This is a very typical FUD technique. Is Windows Vista really doing well anyway? █
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