January 24, 2004

Windows feeling open source draft

If most Linux converts come from enterprises looking to replace Unix servers and mainframes, not Windows servers, then why is Microsoft's defense of Windows over Linux changing in tone -- veering from a debate to a high-pitched argument?

At LinuxWorld this week, Martin Taylor, the Microsoft executive who is now in charge of promoting Windows over Linux, fended off some jibes from the audience during a question-and-answer session.

Taylor often points to industry studies, many of which were paid for by Microsoft, that say Windows offers a better return on investment than Linux. He is also an instrumental part of the company's "get the facts" advertising campaign, which contrasts Windows and Linux.

Link: SearchWin2000.com

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