07.26.21

Microsoft Windows Has Lost Another 2 Million Web Sites This Past Month Alone (IIS Floundering)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Servers, Windows at 12:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum abae31beaaf4edf1877fa381600ebe98

Summary: The rapid decline of Microsoft, Windows and IIS in servers is undeniable; it’s just a damn shame that corporate and so-called ‘tech’ media never writes about this subject

EARLIER today the “July 2021 Web Server Survey” was released, stating that “[t]“he number of websites powered by Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) fell by 1.92 million to 51.6 million this month. These sites are spread across 13.5 million unique domains and use several different versions of IIS.”

It then goes into a long ramble about IIS versions and Azure, which is failing (there are even layoffs). Microsoft is nowadays trying to become a Web host, seeing that as a provider of web-hosting software it is failing very fast. That’s also why Microsoft bought a bunch of companies such as GitHub, hoping to somehow leverage control/power over developers (they moved away from there as well).

“Right now the strategy of Microsoft is a hostile takeover of alternatives to Microsoft.”In the video above I show that Microsoft was delisted from almost all the tables due to its irrelevance (miniscule market share).

It’s likely that Microsoft’s “Plan B” or contigency would be to hijack the competitors. It is a classic Microsoft move and it is the reason Microsoft ambushed GitHub for a takeover since 2014. It’s a very malicious cult that presents itself as a company. Jeremy Stretch has just published this article entitled “Corporate Participation in the Open Source Community” and he seems to be unaware of the risks of Corporate Takeover. This article mentions GitHub as if it is something desirable, but it is a hostile abduction of projects to undermine the freedom of software and to interfere with communities (giving Microsoft control over them). This obsession with business at the expense of communities (like Microsoft’s meddling in NGINX and other projects, even Apache) is something that needs both explaining and understanding. Right now the strategy of Microsoft is a hostile takeover of alternatives to Microsoft. We can’t let them do it. Just go away and leave us all alone. You’ve done more than enough damage.

07.08.21

Microsoft is Basically Buying the Competition to Deny GNU/Linux Users a Choice

Posted in Antitrust, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, Windows at 7:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: In order to entrap GNU/Linux users or to send them Microsoft’s way Microsoft has secured some strategic alliances with companies that were all along supposed to compete with Microsoft; antitrust officials seem to be M.I.A.

SABOTAGE by Microsoft has long been the modus operandi, combined with cult tactics like charming and bribing decision-makers and public officials. Microsoft is basically a criminal operation; but it doesn’t want people to see that. It spends a lot of money for people not to notice.

Check out the following from Microsoft (yes, officially):

Microsoft stickiness

“Give this a read then try to find it on Google,” told us the person who had sent it along. “It’s been scrubbed since I’ve started pointing this out with regard to anti-trust and my links to it are broken now. This behavior is anti-trust AF and I’m going to start reaching out about it now that I know they’re concerned. [...] Them scrubbing this post shows that they’re afraid of it being realized.”

But the reason we are writing this post is actually this this new press release from Canonical (“Canonical recognized as a 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year finalist”), followed very soon afterwards by shallow puff pieces like this one (“Ubuntu Linux-maker Canonical is 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year finalist”).

Microsoft has been grooming Canonical like this for quite some time instead of buying Canonical, raising antitrust stink. Canonical has been spying on potential clients in cahoots with Microsoft, promoting Windows (WSL), and working for the company that is attacking us in various other ways.

Why are they so openly bragging about being associated with gangsters who use political corruption to incite against rivals even though Microsoft is a lot worse and much more deserving of antitrust scrutiny, including split-up? This ought to make people think twice before installing Ubuntu, choosing it either for a server or a desktop. Has Mark Shuttleworth (MS) become part of the other MS? Has he sold out to the schoolyard bully?

“That’s extortion and we should call it what it is. To say, as Ballmer did, that there is undisclosed balance sheet liability, that’s just extortion and we should refuse to get drawn into that game.”

Mark Shuttleworth

“Microsoft is asking people to pay them for patents, but they won’t say which ones. If a guy walks into a shop and says: “It’s an unsafe neighbourhood, why don’t you pay me 20 bucks and I’ll make sure you’re okay,” that’s illegal. It’s racketeering.”

Mark Shuttleworth

07.04.21

[Meme] Microsoft Will Fix Everything, Eventually…

Posted in Microsoft, Vista, Vista 10, Vista 7, Vista 8, Windows at 4:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista to Vista 10

Vista 11 Will Fix Everything
The next version will fix everything, always

Summary: Microsoft wants you to know that the solution to all your problems is right around the corner; just stay with Windows…

06.29.21

Microsoft Has Become Almost Extinct in Web Servers (and in Servers in General), But the Mainstream Media Rarely — If Ever — Talks About That

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Servers, Windows at 6:45 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Mainstream/mass/corporate media does not talk about it, but Microsoft is losing one of the most lucrative (and potentially profitable) markets while defrauding its shareholders

TEN years ago it still seemed like Microsoft mattered in Web servers because of an alleged back room deal with GoDaddy (among more registrars/hosts). Over the past year or so a number or major catastrophes drove away a lot of what Microsoft had left in the Web servers space and judging by some other data points, which are publicly available, GNU/Linux completely dominates this market now (UNIX also maintains some presence).

“Why does the media not cover this?”This new report from Netcraft, published around midday on a Tuesday, reveals yet more major losses for Microsoft (and gains for Free software) — part of an ongoing trend that the so-called ‘tech’ press doesn’t mention at all (we’re failing to see any media coverage about that). To quote Netcraft:

Apache suffered the largest loss in domains and active-sites this month, dropping by 597,000 and 886,000 respectively; and was followed by Microsoft with a loss of 203,000 domains and 115,000 active sites. Meanwhile in the web-facing computers and top million busiest sites metrics, Microsoft instead had the largest losses of 21,600 computers and 3,700 of the million busiest sites, followed by Apache with a loss of 15,400 computers and 2,500 of the million busiest sites. Despite its losses in these metrics, Apache continues to power the largest number of active sites with a share of 24.8%, and top-million sites with a share of 25.2%.

Why does the media not cover this? Or, contrariwise, why does the media write about such stuff only when a partner or advertiser (such as Microsoft) pays it to? While we keep seeing all sorts of puff pieces about “clown” and vapourware (e.g. Vista 11), we don’t see facts that actually matter in the so-called ‘tech’ media. And later the publishers wonder why they perish. In fact, they say that the media is dying, but we’d argue that the CREDIBILITY of the media is dying. Hence that media dies. In Tux Machines and Techrights we still average over 10 hits per second. Because people generally trust those sites (which became targets for corporate-led trolling, for obvious reasons).

[Meme] The FUD Tactics Have Remained the Same

Posted in Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 12:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vista will be most secure OS ever... I'm totally not paid to tell you that

Oh, it's 11 now? They didn't mean 11PM

Linux is just hard to use. But i never even tried it...

Summary: In an effort to prevent people exploring other operating systems Microsoft has hijacked media worldwide, in effect flooding it with vapourware

06.28.21

[Meme] Vapourware is Always a Sign of Weakness

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Windows at 8:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: StatCounter: In May 2021 Windows Market Share Falls Sharply to Just 28%, Whereas GNU/Linux Climbs to 2.31% in Desktops/Laptops

Users moving to GNU/Linux; Users moving to Android; Users moving to Chrome OS; WTH?

Weekend: Vista 7 was my idea, just Vista with a coat of paint

R Kelly Weekend: Vista 11 was my idea (Vapourware)

Summary: Vapourware in the media (promoting fictional things and fake ‘leaks’) is indicative of Microsoft losing control of the market, then making promises, instead

06.26.21

Microsoft is Trying to Distract Everybody

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Marketing, Microsoft, Windows at 6:08 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The media is helping Microsoft’s vapourware tactics; sadly, over the past few days we saw more than a dozen so-called ‘Linux’ bloggers and vloggers playing along, joining a wave of Googlebombing (interjecting the vapourware into news about Microsoft’s competitors)

JUST as expected a number of days ago, Microsoft bombards every site within its reach (and beyond) with Vista 11 vapourware and other nonsense. Even YouTube channels that typically cover GNU/Linux have fallen for it, not just blogs. It’s like they think a fictional release (that did not even happen yet) should be compared to existing products that are currently available, as we saw in past years. Microsoft always prefers to compare mere promises (or brochures) to actual competitors which have been technically ahead by several years (for a number of decades now).

“Microsoft always prefers to compare mere promises (or brochures) to actual competitors which have been technically ahead by several years (for a number of decades now).”The above video is an offbeat ramble about the sort of things that they may be trying to distract us (through the media) from. There are scandals and blunders going on (here’s a new one), so they try to get us to put blinders on and debate vapourware, not actual news.

“The purpose of announcing early like this is to freeze the market at the OEM and ISV level. In this respect it is JUST like the original Windows announcement…

“One might worry that this will help Sun because we will just have vaporware, that people will stop buying 486 machines, that we will have endorsed RISC but not delivered… So, Scott, do you really think you can fight that avalanche?”

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft

“Stewart Alsop, industry gadfly, presented Gates with the “Golden Vaporware” award, saying, “The delay of Windows was all part of a secret plan to have Bill turn thirty before it shipped.”

Barbarians Led by Bill Gates, a book composed
by the daughter of Microsoft’s PR mogul

06.17.21

Too Much Noise and/or Distraction and General Loss of Focus (on the Real and Urgent Issues, Such as the Ongoing Anti-FSF ‘Coup’)

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, FSF, GNOME, GNU/Linux, IBM, Microsoft, Windows at 5:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The media is full of Microsoft fluff and technical blog posts still focus on the Freenode fiasco, among other things that don’t matter all that much; but we certainly need to talk about steps undertaken to undermine the FSF’s power because long-term ramifications may be huge

THIS past week, especially the past few days, may have seemed rather turbulent. Microsoft has resorted to vapourware (they really could use a distraction from all the scandals, which extend to and include Bill Gates) and many projects that rely on IRC are (or were) still on Freenode, so there’s a big debate about what happened and what to do next.

“It’s about giving more control to monopolies.”Sadly, I worry that many people lost sight of what GNU C Library (glibc) and GNU Portability Library (gnulib) are doinga subject we covered here before. There are efforts to weaken the FSF, in effect giving more control (over GNU projects) to companies such as IBM. We’re talking about this at this very moment in IRC. There’s a lot at stake because licensing and copyright assignments are a very big deal from a legal perspective. As somebody put it this week, “MsPL has a clause added specifically and only to make it incompatible with the GPL and related licenses.” It’s about giving more control to monopolies.

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