Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2005 12:01 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software. Is Microsoft toning down on its anti-Linux campaign?
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This was obviously written by a M$ puppet.
by Sabon on Sun 10th Jul 2005 17:19 UTC
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"Funny thing is that Linux is already losing steam."

This was obviously written by a M$ puppet. Even people that are M$ brown neckers (think of brown nosers but more dedicated) have been checking out Linux on servers and on the desktop. Whenever they would say that Windows is better. I would just ask them how they know since they proclaim they have never used Linux.

"But all the magazines say Windows is better." You mean all the -Windows- magazines say Windows is better, I tell them. Then I say that they should stop being stupid, ignorant people and actually find out for themselves. Then I show them how easy it is to install Linux (in my case I show them LinSpire but tell them to check out other ones too). And then I show them how easy it is to download applications and how there is over 1,600 apps to choose from.

That's just one of the Linux distros, I tell them. There are plenty good ones to choose from. I also show them how good Mac OS X is too. Pretty soon they don't look so sure of themselves that Windows is the greatest OS on the planet. They know it isn't anymore and they've set a computer at home to use Linux testing out several distros.

Each of them tried to tell me they couldn't work Linux or Mac at home or work. I nailed them down as to what they couldn't do. Make a list and be specific, I told them. I then went down that list and proved on each and every point they had that they -could- use it at home or work.

The main issue for them to get over. It doesn't matter what -brand- of software you are using. The important this is -what- you are trying to do and -does- the software do it. The answer on the latter, as I proved to them, is yes.

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