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The Register Gloats About Microsoft Vapourware and Daemonises the Victim Red Hat, Which Microsoft/Novell Are Assaulting

Summary: Very disappointing news coverage from Gavin Clarke at The Register, who not only promotes non-existent Microsoft products but also turns Red Hat from a victim into an abuser

THE reality behind Vista 7 never amazes; as predicted, there are bumps on the road, Microsoft is shamelessly faking numbers of sales, and people dare to complain about the operating system even in the 'mainstream press'.

The latest example is from IDG News Service. From the summary:

Windows 7 Upgrade Troubles



[...]

● User idiocy resulted in my ignoring documented restrictions on installing Windows 7 onto a Windows XP platform.● Microsoft's decision to ignore Windows XP systems for upgrades may be revenge for the installed base's overwhelming refusal to upgrade from XP to Vista.● Microsoft's diagnostic program failed to alert me to a major incompatibility on MAIN that prevents installation (so far) of Windows 7.● Microsoft provided no supported tool under Windows 7 of reading backups created under Windows XP.● A consistent business continuity plan paid off in zero downtime and zero data loss.


Never mind all that. Microsoft has already moved on to Vista 8 vapourware, which is currently coming from Mary-Jo Foley and Gavin Clarke in a new audiocast which The Register is promoting heavily. The other Microsoft PR people brag about the company getting children addicted. Proprietary lollipops for all? First one's free!

Anyway, watch how Microsoft booster Gavin Clarke is daemonising Red Hat at The Register, turning the victim into the "bad guy", thanks to Microsoft spin. It's about a subject that we mentioned last night in [1, 2]. It is worth remembering that Novell and Microsoft pay The Register to promote their collaboration/relationship.

"Microsoft attacks Red Hat via Novell proxy," is how Slated summarised the poor article from The Register, further saying:

Today's news, but the crux of the matter started last November, and I missed it.

Apparently Novell is poaching Red Hat's customers by offering support for RHEL at a discount, with a "migration service" to SuSE Linux Enterprise...

I wonder how much Microsoft Marketing Assistance€® de Icaza & Co. get for that little stunt?


They have been trying this for about a year, to a greater or lesser extent. The "news" is probably about those letters of complaint. They came from Spain.

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