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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In other news
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 8th Sep 2009 22:08 UTC
Bit_Rapist
Member since:
2005-11-13

In other news, Apple trains employees at the Apple store about how Windows sucks and customers really want a mac.

Its marketing and I wouldn't expect anything less out of the marketing department.. at any company..

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RE: In other news
by Jokel on Tue 8th Sep 2009 22:20 in reply to "In other news"
Jokel Member since:
2006-06-01

Hmmm...

Since when has Microsoft their own computer line and store?

Do not forget the Apple stores are a part of the total concept of Apple.

Do you really think this is only store Microsoft is "educating"? This is the only store -known- at this moment that has been "educated". Would you be surprised if this pattern would repeat worldwide?

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RE[2]: In other news
by drstorm on Tue 8th Sep 2009 23:18 in reply to "RE: In other news"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

Would you be surprised if this pattern would repeat worldwide?

So what if it does? It's just marketing, people. Besides, although it's probably way overstated, I highly doubt that there is no truth to what they are saying.

If memory serves me, I said it before: FSF should focus on getting their Free software to be Good software instead of trying to get all the software to be Free. (I am not saying it's bad, I'm just saying that it could be better.)

Worrying about a marketing campaign is pointless. Focus on creativity and positive thinking and chill! Sheeesh!

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RE[2]: In other news
by B12 Simon on Wed 9th Sep 2009 12:19 in reply to "RE: In other news"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Hmmm...

Since when has Microsoft their own computer line and store?

Do not forget the Apple stores are a part of the total concept of Apple.

Do you really think this is only store Microsoft is "educating"? This is the only store -known- at this moment that has been "educated". Would you be surprised if this pattern would repeat worldwide?


Microsoft stores are on their way.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/08/10/microsoft_store_scottsd...

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