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“GNU/Linux ALREADY Kicks Windows to the Curb”

Then they fight you…

"Ideally, use of the competing technology becomes associated with mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and OS/2." Just keep rubbing it in, via the press, analysts, newsgroups, whatever. Make the complete failure of the competition's technology part of the mythology of the computer industry. We want to place selection pressure on those companies and individuals that show a genetic weakness for competitors' technologies, to make the industry increasingly resistant to such unhealthy strains, over time."

--Microsoft, internal document [PDF]



Microsoft dirty tactics



THERE is a typical, coordinated campaign (or "Slog") to demoralise those who think about or contribute to GNU/Linux. This is a good sign. It means that opponents of GNU/Linux are feeling pressured... pressured enough to put their integrity at stake and viciously attack GNU/Linux out in public.



The most important thing is never to feed them but instead to recite facts -- real facts. GNU/Linux is entering the desktop and it already hurts Microsoft badly (its investors also), no matter how hard the company tries to deny this.

“Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux...”

--Steve Ballmer (September 2008)



Microsoft dirty tactics
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