[olug] [FWD: FC: Microsoft's anti-Unix website runs, well, Unix]
linux_user at grax.com
Wed Apr 3 03:25:26 UTC 2002
They're generally having a bad day. They apparently moved the site to
Windows and it has been down for the last couple of hours.
On Tuesday 02 April 2002 05:18 pm, you wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Timothy G. O'Brien" <IrishMASMS at netscape.net>
> To: <olug at olug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 4:12 PM
> Subject: [olug] [FWD: FC: Microsoft's anti-Unix website runs, well, Unix]
> > LMAO!!
> > Subject: FC: Microsoft's anti-Unix website runs, well, Unix
> > Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2002 08:07:38 -0500
> > From: Declan McCullagh <declan at well.com>
> > To: politech at politechbot.com
> > ---
> > From: "Andrew Downey" <spam at andrewdowney.com>
> > To: <declan at well.com>
> > Subject: UNIX BAD, Microsoft GOOD - maybe.
> > Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 23:23:47 -0500
> > Declan,
> > I doubt this story is part of an April fools joke - it's just too
> > plausible. It's from today's Wall Street Journal (page b-2 in the
> > dead tree version). I'd forward the URL, but as you know, WSJ.com is a
> > subscription service that's protected by high-tech anti-circumvention
> > technology (in this case, a cookie) and I'm trying to cut back on my DMCA
> > violations.
> > -Andrew
> > Microsoft-Led Campaign Against Unix
> > Uses Web Site Running on the Software
> > By LEE GOMES
> > Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
> > A Web site funded by Microsoft Corp. urging businesses to avoid the
> > operating system is itself running on Unix, the latest example of
> > Microsoft benefiting from the competitive software even while
> > criticizing it.
> > The site is connected with a new advertising campaign called "We Have
> > The Way Out" that is co-sponsored by Unisys Corp. and Microsoft. The
> > purpose of the campaign is to persuade corporate computing customers
> > to use computers running Microsoft's Windows operating system instead of
> > Unix, a rival operating system. Ads associated with the campaign say Unix
> > "makes you feel boxed in. It ties you to an inflexible system. It
> > requires you to pay for expensive experts."
> > But the Web site that is part of the campaign doesn't use Windows for
> > its operations. Instead, it uses a free "open source" version of Unix
> > called FreeBSD, along with another piece of free software called the
> > "Apache" Web server. Both products compete with Microsoft offerings,
> > both are extremely popular on Internet sites.
> > ...
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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