April 9, 2002
Microsoft still baffled by UNIX
NewsFactor network writes "The flap over the Microsoft-Unisys "We Have the Way Out" Web site, revealed to be running Apache and FreeBSD, has overshadowed flaws inherent in the ad campaign itself. The site implies that because Windows is prevalent on the desktop, it makes sense in the data center. Yet in one of the "research reports," a chart labeled "Important Issues That Drive High-End Server Selection" shows "reliability; stability; availability" as the top answer, at 53 percent. "Easy to use; simple; familiar" is last, at 8 percent. Doesn't seem like "desktop familiarity" is much of an argument for Windows over Linux. Such flimsy arguments are just the latest evidence that Microsoft simply doesn't understand Unix."