If there was ever any doubt that Linux had made it to the software big leagues, consider the following: Microsoft, the industry's 800-pound gorilla,
has just launched an advertising campaign aimed directly at the open source software solution. Dubbed "Get the Facts," the campaign seeks to directly
attack technical, security, and cost assumptions people make about Linux, which has been something of a media darling in the years since Microsoft's
US antitrust trial. The campaign will run for six months, according to the software giant, and print ads will appear in major IT publications,
targeting administrators and IT decision makers who might have questions about the Linux alternative.
January 6, 2004