10.15.08

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Microsoft Mouths in the Press: Michael Gartenberg

Posted in FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Novell, OpenOffice, Windows at 9:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

‘Analyst hat’ for attacks on GNU/Linux

There are some harsh words for GNU/Linux in this new IDG article. [rel="nofollow"]

Is IDG, whose parent company does a lot of business with Microsoft, badmouthing GNU/Linux? Well, not so fast! It’s more likely to do with the writers among their ranks. As we mentioned before [1, 2, 3, 4], Michael Gartenberg is a former Microsoft employee (evangelist even). This is not the first time that he bashes GNU/Linux in the press and there are similar examples of Microsoft-oriented ‘analysts’ or former employees who do this.

In other FUD sightseeing, yesterday we wrote about an article from Ars Technica, which Preston Gralla is echoing now. Some readers described him as a “shill”, but we don’t subscribe to this assessment based on his long posting/publishing history. Either way, he chose the provocative headline “Is version 3.0 the last great version for OpenOffice.org?” He is citing only a blog from which the badmouthing came (a Novell employee). Thank you, Novell, for fueling OpenOffice.org FUD.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    October 15, 2008 at 10:10 am

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    Can a place be found in society be found for MSFTers and former MSFTers, such as Gartenberg?

    They gravitate to positions of responsibility and then abuse the trust granted that role in order to advance an agenda shown time and again to be harmful. Fraud it is, but a whole new level of fraud and apparently one that current processes for handling white-collar crime are unprepared to deal with.

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