... And Then They Fight You ...

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Microsoft are getting really scared about Linux. Following on from the
    admission that it's a serious competitive threat in their last SEC filing,
    now they're launching a concerted retail-level propaganda campaign to
    persuade prospective buyers to stick with Windows
    <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=23945>.

    How successful will this be? Heh-heh...
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 9, 2009
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Carnations Guest

    On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:05:58 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > How successful will this be? Heh-heh...


    Very, unfortunately, because they're feeding that propaganda to sales droids who don't know better and
    do want any information they can use to sell stock.


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
    Carnations, Sep 9, 2009
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  3. In message <>, Carnations wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 13:05:58 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    >> How successful will this be? Heh-heh...

    >
    > Very, unfortunately, because they're feeding that propaganda to sales
    > droids who don't know better and do want any information they can use to
    > sell stock.


    And who never heard of Linux before. But who will now be taught to go out of
    their way to mention it to their customers.

    Like I said: heh-heh...
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 9, 2009
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Carnations Guest

    On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:47:09 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    >> Very, unfortunately, because they're feeding that propaganda to sales
    >> droids who don't know better and do want any information they can use
    >> to sell stock.

    >
    > And who never heard of Linux before. But who will now be taught to go
    > out of their way to mention it to their customers.


    .... in a highly negative manner.

    If you think it is a good thing to present highly inaccurate information as if it was fact, then more fool
    you!


    --
    "Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"
    Carnations, Sep 9, 2009
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  5. In message <>, Carnations wrote:

    > On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:47:09 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    >>> Very, unfortunately, because they're feeding that propaganda to sales
    >>> droids who don't know better and do want any information they can use
    >>> to sell stock.

    >>
    >> And who never heard of Linux before. But who will now be taught to go
    >> out of their way to mention it to their customers.

    >
    > ... in a highly negative manner.
    >
    > If you think it is a good thing to present highly inaccurate information
    > as if it was fact, then more fool you!


    You know nothing about advertising. :)
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 10, 2009
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  6. In message <h86v1n$79v$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > ... now they're launching a concerted retail-level propaganda campaign to
    > persuade prospective buyers to stick with Windows
    > <http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=23945>.


    More detailed screen shots here <http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=5406>.

    They have broken the cardinal rule: never mention your competition by name.
    Doing so only concedes that you take them seriously. Which leads your
    prospective customers to take them seriously as well.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 10, 2009
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  7. In message <h86v1n$79v$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > ... now they're launching a concerted retail-level propaganda campaign to
    > persuade prospective buyers to stick with Windows ...


    Deconstruction by Ars Technica:
    <http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/09/microsoft-teaches-best-buy-employees-how-to-troll-linux-users.ars>.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 10, 2009
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