Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 8th Sep 2009 21:21 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
Microsoft According to a leak from a BestBuy employee, Microsoft is initiating a sort of "Anti-Linux Training" course for the employees, and those who take part in the said training are rewarded with a copy of Windows 7 for only ten dollars. The leaked screenshots of the campaign show Microsoft's comparison of its own system with an obscure "Linux" and how Windows is better in every way including security, "free downloads", and software and hardware compatibility.
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by daedalus8 on Wed 9th Sep 2009 16:08 UTC
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I like the "It's more secure" part.. LOLz

Please read the articles below to find a 0day exploit!! Affecting Win7/Win Srv 08. Just uber owned. I can't believe this BS.

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=7093

And here's some sample code for those that can do ASM ;)

http://www.reversemode.com/index.php?option=com_mamblog&Itemid=15&t...

Anyways, I believe that MS scare tactics are just way overboard and needs to stop. You should sell your product by showing how much better it is rather than showing how much worse the others are.

I do agree that there's areas where Linux has to work quite a bit, but I also believe that the market share of the OS is also a factor. If I'm a company making a game I will target the OS with the biggest footprint (Windows).

That's my two cents.

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