January 22, 2004

Microsoft faces off with Linux fans

Taking the bull by the horns, Microsoft sent an executive to field questions from LinuxWorld Conference and Expo attendees here.

Martin Taylor, general manager of platform strategies for Microsoft, jokingly donned a flak jacket before making the case on Thursday that people
should buy Microsoft's software for its quality, security and legal protection.

The move was part of the software giant's marketing campaign to debate the merits of its software based on facts rather than emotions, but some
resentment and skepticism about Microsoft's practices bubbled up through the questions.

Link: news.com

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