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Re: [vox] [fwd] [Lug-nuts] M$hit



Sounds like someone at MS did a study and concluded that
consultants are the enemy.  What's a "grey consultant",
anyway?

-- Rod
   (who believes top-posting is an inalienable right)

On Friday 14 November 2003 03:42 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from linus -----
> 
> Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:26:31 -0800
> From: linus
> Subject: [Lug-nuts] M$hit
> To: <lug-nuts@saclug.org>
> 
> Pinning their hopes to a community of the little people they've repeatedly 
> fscked over and over again, can their be a bigger sign of desperation? 
> They are going down... 
> ---------------------------
> 
> Microsoft hopes community approach can take on Linux threat
> Not just about tea and pizza
> 
> By Peter Judge, Techworld
> Creative IT departments should use Windows not open source, says Microsoft,
> warning that Linux will become a tool of the grey consultants.
> The Redmond-based company is aware that it is losing the PR war to Open
> Source software and has stepped up its efforts to woo enterprise users. The
> company has challenged the assumption that Linux is the natural successor to
> proprietary Unix systems. But it admits that a major plus point for Linux
> has been the community of ethos of Open Source.
> 
> To counter this, Microsoft is now aiming to build a"community" round Windows 
> products, although it's unclear how it hopes to achieve this. The company 
> also intends to push Windows as a platform that gives IT managers more power, 
> as compared with traditional consultancy-led IT projects.
> 
> Article at:
> http://www.techworld.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=displaynews&newsid=665
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