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eWEEK (Ziff-Davis) Sells Out to Promote Microsoft/Novell Lies


Summary: The news publication eWEEK will pretend to be delivering information when it fact broadcasting a staged advert

Ziff-Davis has already published a Vista advert as an "eSeminar". It's a publication for sale, always open to sellouts. Microsoft and Ziff-Davis do business together.

Ziff-Davis is now doing what The Register did a few months back in order to promote the Novell/Microsoft patent alliance. It was obviously paid for. Lies and commercials under the guise of "Webinar" will be also posted in eWEEK, which is a Ziff-Davis-owned publication. Even the prior introduction to the "Webinar" (advertisement) is utterly promotional:

For the last three years, Novell, keeper of the SUSE Linux distribution, has had an interoperability pact with Microsoft. This includes a celebrated - and sometimes controversial - agreement that protects users from intellectual property (IP) issues, but also includes support for interoperability of the two systems, within a virtualised data centre.


On 9 December, eWEEK Europe, UK Editor will chair an interoperability webinar, in which senior technical spokespeople from Microsoft and Novell will explain the arguments behind their technical offering for interoperability - and answer your questions.

Given the disturbing headlines that we see echoing Novell spin and propaganda we thought it would be reasonable to show this latest item of 'news' from eWEEK. It parrots everything that Microsoft and Novell claim without doing any independent investigation into the truths; it just gives them a platform for FUD.

Microsoft and Novell celebrated the third year of their interoperability agreement at an event taking place at the Society for Information Management, SIMposium09, conference in Seattle on Nov. 9.

Yes, Microsoft and Novell meet in Seattle. Sign of things to come [1, 2, 3]?

"Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand."

--Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO

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