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12.15.08

More on the Microsoft-IDG/IDC Connection

Posted in Deception, Finance, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 6:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

List of publications affected: InfoWorld, CIO, ComputerWorld, CSO, Demo, GamePro, Games.net, IDG Connect, IDG World Expo, Industry Standard, IT World, JavaWorld, LinuxWorld, MacUser, Macworld, Network World, PC World, Playlist, and many more.

We wrote about this a couple of months ago, if only just to warn that Microsoft is paying a very large media company that earned the name ‘Wintel press’ (among others). Here is another little nugget of information.

[W]hen Microsoft hires somebody like IDG to prove that Linux is less effective than Windows it’s easy to separate argument from arguers – and when the consultants prove their case by hiring the least competent MCSEs they can find and turning them loose with the Linux root password and instructions to “tune” for a couple of days before running the test, you can laugh at the results while admiring the realism – because this, after all, pretty much what happens when the Boss says “Linux” but IT wants Windows.

It’s important to remember which hands are feeding IDG and which publications are affected by this (partial list at the top applies only to IDG).

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