Summary: Microsoft’s zone of Microsoft boosters ostracises a ‘closet’ GNU/Linux user
THE SOURCE may be a Microsoft booster, but nonetheless we’ll bite. The Register calls it a “mystery suspension” although it does shed some light on what seems to suggest more intolerance and Linuxphobia from Microsoft. To quote this article about the echo chamber known as TechNet (more like .NET Tech): “Confused about why your subscription to Microsoft’s TechNet has been suspended? So is Microsoft, judging by the experience of one Reg reader.
“Our reader, who wished to remain anonymous, has been in touch to say how his TechNet account was abruptly suspended without warning by Microsoft.
“A lot of people use GNU/Linux for real work and then use Windows just to test some stuff.”“The reason given by Microsoft when he contacted them was he’d abused the terms of his membership.”
“His only sin,” notes the Microsoft-loving journalist, is that “he confesses his main computer is a Linux PC but uses his TechNet sub with a bonafide Windows machine.”
A lot of people use GNU/Linux for real work and then use Windows just to test some stuff. Whether his GNU/Linux usage triggered the suspension or not, it is nice to learn how some British businesses leverage the power of GNU/Linux. █