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Reader’s Article: Microsoft and ‘Google-Jamming’

Posted in Boycott Novell, Deception, Free/Libre Software, Google, Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice, Search, Windows at 9:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Jammed improperly where Free software is mentioned are references to proprietary traps from Microsoft

HERE are some interesting observations sent to us by a reader last Friday:

The articles about Microsoft employees rooting around in Haiti were probably intended to burn up any quota about IT in Haiti so that no more is said about FOSS helping.

The latter example features OpenMRS which is a big name along with the VA’s VistA. It’s worth noting that Windows Vista is probably an attempt a ‘google-jamming’ the name of VistA, just like MSOOXML appears to be an attempt at ‘google-jamming’ the project OpenOffice.org.

On the topic of medical systems, here’s one in the Huffington Post. It may not be worth linking to, for two reasons but it does show one problem:

If Huffington is being rotted by Microsofters [1, 2, 3], then it is intended to ‘saturate, diffuse, and confuse’ on the topic of EMRs. Whether or not that article is worth linking to, the problems with Medcomsoft can be spotted in about 30 seconds of searching the web. Notice not just the content of the page but the .asp. The software was never intended to work, it was intended to sell Microsoft products to naive or uninformed medical staff.

The subject of ‘google-jamming’ was discussed here as far back as 2007. There are very good examples (evidence) of this.

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