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02.17.10

New Examples of Microsoft Bias at The Register

Posted in Free/Libre Software, FUD, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft at 9:07 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The Register - Gavin

Summary: Latest “anti-Google” from The Register; New survey indicates that 38.5% of PHP developers use desktop GNU/Linux and The Register finds a way to spin it in Microsoft’s favour

A COUPLE of days ago we argued and showed that The Register had been poisoned by staff that’s friendly towards the company that retards IT by breaking the law many times (Microsoft is paying The Register). We also argued that The Register was publishing a lot of Google-hostile articles. So yesterday we tracked the site’s headlines for just 24 hours and unsurprisingly, as usual, we found just anti-Google articles and none that are flattering. From just one day we gathered:

  1. “Schmidt denies Google wants ‘dumb pipe’ carriers”
  2. “Vodafone chief gripes at Google dominance in online ad market”
  3. “Google Buzz bug exposes user geo location”

The fourth article is not as negative, but it is still belittling Google. The headline is “Yahoo! looks beyond Google’s data cruncher”. That’s all that we found on this one day (24-hour span), which is pretty much representative of the norm.

“We picked just one day arbitrarily in order to show what had become a clear trend, but we have an even better new example of bias at The Register.”Now, to be fair, there is one issue where Google clearly deserves some shaming. It’s the Buzz incident, which was covered by CNET, the Microsoft sympathiser Maggie Shiels at The BBC, The Guardian of course (they are also Google hostile), Ars Technica, and Microsoft’s friends at IDG, who also published “Why Google Has Become Microsoft’s Evil Twin”. There are probably more articles about the Buzz incident, but The Register just seems one sided all in all. We picked just one day arbitrarily in order to show what had become a clear trend, but we have an even better new example of bias at The Register. It involves an old friend of Microsoft.

The great news that 38.5% of PHP developers prefer GNU/Linux on their desktop is being concealed in a way by Microsoft booster Gavin Clarke, who came up with the headline “PHPers prefer Windows desktop to Linux”. What utter foolishness. That’s not the story. It’s just Microsoft promotion, which is produced out of a total disaster for Microsoft.

The truth goes as follows (from the press release):

In terms of a production environment, 85% of PHP developers surveyed named Linux as their primary operating system while 11% named Windows and 2% named Mac OS X. When asked to name their primary operating system for development, 42% named Windows versus 38.5% who chose Linux and 19.1% who chose Mac OS X. For these same development environments, approximately 27% of respondents said they now use Zend Server and Zend Server Community Edition.

The real news is that the market share of GNU/Linux by far outpaced that which is typically being reported. The Microsoft booster has attempted to spin that and it looks bad for The Register as a whole. This is typical for Gavin Clarke, based on years of his bias.

The full press release is below (for readers’ convenience).


Zend Technologies Polls Fast-Growing Zend Framework PHP Developer Community

Zend Survey Reveals Major Focus on Developing Business-Critical Web Applications Using Zend Framework, Growing Use of Mac OS X for Development, and Increased Demand for Training and Certification.

CUPERTINO, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2010 — Zend Technologies, Inc., today announced results from ‘State of PHP and Zend Framework Development’, a global online survey of the Zend Framework PHP developer community conducted in December 2009. Survey responses reflected a high level of satisfaction with Zend Framework across a diverse group ranging from independent consultants to organizations with 5,000+ employees.

“The Zend Framework Open-Source Project debuted only four years ago and already more than 70% of the developers are using it for business-critical applications,” said Zeev Suraski, Chief Technology Officer at Zend Technologies. Survey results showed that Zend Framework is used by 58% of respondents for enterprise-level business critical-applications, and by 16% for department-level business-critical applications.

In terms of a production environment, 85% of PHP developers surveyed named Linux as their primary operating system while 11% named Windows and 2% named Mac OS X. When asked to name their primary operating system for development, 42% named Windows versus 38.5% who chose Linux and 19.1% who chose Mac OS X. For these same development environments, approximately 27% of respondents said they now use Zend Server and Zend Server Community Edition.

“We are seeing rapid and broad-based adoption of the Zend Server technologies that we released last year,” said Suraski. “At the same time, we are focused on integration of the framework, development tools and run-time environment to provide the developer community with an end-to-end solution. We believe this will take the already highly productive nature of PHP to the next level.”

In other survey results, close to 70% of respondents said they use Zend Studio or Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT) for development, and 18% use Vim. Close to 50% of respondents reported using PHPUnit to perform unit testing.

Zend noted that 46% of respondents said they plan to obtain Zend Framework Certification, joining close to 5% who are already certified. Developer Certification is increasingly viewed as a job market advantage, a view that is reflected in growing demand for Zend training materials including webinars and online training. Zend has responded with a new Zend Framework training and certification bundle that enables novice and advanced PHP developers to become proficient in Zend Framework and achieve certification.

About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying, and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP runs 35 percent of the world’s Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

For more information, visit http://www.zend.com or call +1 408-253-8800.

Zend, Zend Technologies, Zend Framework, Zend.com, Zend Server, and Zend Studio, and associated logos and icons, are trademarks of Zend Technologies, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    February 18, 2010 at 2:31 am

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    Go back to before The Register signed their advertising deal with M$, notice the style and focus. Then fast forward to a fortnight after signing the deal, notice the new style and new focus.

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