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Linux Isn't Loved by Microsoft, It is Being Googlebombed by Microsoft

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Summary: Journalism on the Web is dying and is being replaced by SEO/affiliate links/spam farms; the vacuum is moreover being exploited by PR operatives who boost brands of Microsoft by piggybacking opposing brands, such as "Linux"

THE ATTACK on the brand or the name (or brand name) "Linux" carries on. It's moreover being 'hijacked' by the very same people and companies that are looking to undermine GNU/Linux. They know exactly what they're doing and the media helps them. It's intentional.

"It has been getting harder to find actual GNU/Linux news, partly because the media isn't functioning anymore and a lot of self-described journalists are just PR spammers."Earlier this year we stated that Phoronix should be careful of Microsoft after Phoronix had received 'freebies' from Microsoft. This is how sites self-nuke and drive away their audience. Looking at the front page of Phoronix, as I did in the above video, you find Phoronix doing Microsoft articles more than once per day. Some people point this out in the comments; they're not happy.

As a side note, we still see Visual Studio Code being wrongly described as "open source" and WSL being painted (sometimes even in Microsoft/Windows sites) as "Linux" even though it's just Windows. ChromeOS with Crostini is "Linux" because ChromeOS is at least GNU/Linux-based (Gentoo to be more specific).

It has been getting harder to find actual GNU/Linux news, partly because the media isn't functioning anymore and a lot of self-described journalists are just PR spammers. We wrote some things about this last year. Over the past few weeks we saw UbuntuPIT, a site that used to cover GNU/Linux/Ubuntu, becoming an Amazon spam farm (affiliate links, garbage disguised as recommendations) and over the past year that site promoted lots of Windows things, sometimes iOS and Android. They ought to drop "Ubuntu" from that site's name.

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