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Microsoft shills on the attack again

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| "The real wonder is that there is any users left who buy the grist that comes
| out of the shill mill. It would seem to me that Microsoft has been so fully
| discredited that their methods and minions would also be suspect.
|
| The Microsoft Anti-Trust trial painted them fully as the Enron of the
| Information Industry, with Gartner playing the role of Andersen. How Gartner
| escapes the destructive and discrediting taint of Chairman Bill's own special
| breed of Enronitis is beyond me. Enron collapsed because the investors
| (users) discovered the scam. Andersen kept the scam going long after the jig
| was up.
|
| Will someone please explain to me how what Gartner does is any different?"
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http://www.linux.com/feed/23148

Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

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| Reading reddit today, I come across this reddit user who is apparently a
| Microsoft shill. I honestly can't think of any other explanation except that
| Microsoft is paying him/her: this user posts lots of comments, all are
| pro-Microsoft, and every single one of Microsoft's products gets praised at
| every opportunity. He/she also puts down all competing products, and has
| apparently no opinions about any other topic than areas in which Microsoft
| competes (it's nice that you can see all past comments).
|
| I've seen XBOX fanboys and Windows fanboys, so I don't automatically assume
| anyone who likes a Microsoft product is a shill. But all of their products?
| Windows, IE, SQL Server, Silverlight, IIS, etc. etc.?
|
| Has Microsoft no shame? This is, frankly, pretty disgraceful. I hope I'm
| wrong here, perhaps someone can explain this?
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=688293

I guess that explains why 4 people in Digg (at least two of them from COLA)
still systematically mod down _every single comment_ of mine (regardless of
the content) and occasionally throw in some slander, too.

'Use [...] the Internet, etc. to heighten the impression that the
enemy is desperate, demoralized, defeated, [...] associated with
mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter
Bunny". Just keep rubbing it in, via the [...] newsgroups, [...]
make the complete failure of the competition's technology part of
the mythology of the computer industry.'

(reference "Comes vs Microsoft" lawsuit, Microsoft Evangelism
document, PDF pages 45 & 55 on
http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf)


Recent:

CNET: "If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it
be?"

Steve Ballmer: "Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly
have Â*to go with that."

http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc



Microsoft loses 90 Billion Dollars [in less than a year]

http://slated.org/microsoft_loses_90_billion_dollars


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| For instance, Microsoft, the world’s most valuable company, declared a profit
| of $4.5 billion in 1998; when the cost of options awarded that year, plus the
| change in the value of outstanding options, is deducted, the firm made a loss
| of $18 billion, according to Smithers.
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http://etheridge.ca/articles/economist-options.html
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