08.22.08

Novell Pressured Journalists to Prevent Negative Coverage of Novell/Microsoft News

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Novell at 9:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

BSoD for Novell

Criticism was obstructed just shortly before this abomination made the news. Novell perhaps learned from the previous situation which had developed back in November 2006, so this time it took control of the ‘malicious’ ‘rioters’, just like a totalitarian regime which jails people for protesting. It gives an illusion of consent.

Novell could not let the truth be told. Yesterday, Aaron Seigo said that Novell had "spammed" him. Just over a year ago, we warned that news about the Microsoft/Novell arrangement is almost bought. It is a much broader issue though, not a Novell-specific one.

We now have the proof we need (it’s in the mailbox). Shame on you, Novell!

You try to manipulate the news, just like Microsoft, so you deserve to be treated like Microsoft.

“Working behind the scenes to orchestrate “independent” praise of our technology, and damnation of the enemy’s, is a key evangelism function during the Slog. “Independent” analyst’s report should be issued, praising your technology and damning the competitors (or ignoring them). “Independent” consultants should write columns and articles, give conference presentations and moderate stacked panels, all on our behalf (and setting them up as experts in the new technology, available for just $200/hour). “Independent” academic sources should be cultivated and quoted (and research money granted). “Independent” courseware providers should start profiting from their early involvement in our technology. Every possible source of leverage should be sought and turned to our advantage.”

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

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  1. pcole said,

    August 22, 2008 at 5:30 pm

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    El pueblo Latino debe de erradicar de sus computadoras toda insistencias del el producto que sale de Redmond. Corporaciones como Microsoft, Novell, Xandros y Intel no solo abusan de sus ciudadanos en los E.U. sino que no respectan el individuo en las populaciones agenas (especialmente los Latinos y Afro-Americanos) usando su monopolio y dinero para cambiar leyes soberana del estado.

    Muchos de nosotros somos pobre, pero tenemos libre albeldarais y la libertad del también tener comunicación libre.

    Examinen bien como Microsoft y Intel con facilidad, cometieron un acto criminal de sabotaje contra el proyecto de Negraponte; “OLPC”, un proyecto dedicado a facilitar estudios de computadoras y de educación directado a los ninos de populaciones pobre.

    Compraron los votos de la organizacion ISO para pasar el uso de OOXML en documentos en bes de el que ya estaba aprobado, dos anos ante, por muchas naciones, ODF.

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