July 5, 2001

Microsoft flatters the penguinista

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes, "Microsoft executives have been vilifying the GNU Public License for some time. Craig Mundie has described it as a 'virus' and a 'cancer,' and recently Bill Gates told reporters that it was 'PacMan-like.' Apparently Mr. Gates was implying that the GPL gobbles up source code. Penguinistas view that as a Good Thing. Microsoft executives would not be getting so hot under the collar unless Linux was putting a big dent in the company's overall sales. I read recently about a businessman who was complaining about having to pay the 'Microsoft tax' when he bought a new computer. However, as soon as he got the computer to his place of business, he wiped out Windows and installed Linux." Check out the column at osOpinion.


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