Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Sep 21 2007 - 13:16:46 CDT

Thanks, Fred. Maybe we can follow up on this show and make some
improvements, updates, etc. to the presentation.

Alan D.

> Hi Allen, that was a pretty good show. However, you really should
> have called the host on some of the inaccuracies in his statements:
>
> 1. Apache is Linux only
> This simply isn't true. Apache runs on Windows as well as various
> distributions of Unix and Linux.
>
> 2. That the Linux "back room" server market share was largely taken
> from Microsoft.
> Actually, I believe this market share was taken mostly from Unix.
> Largely Solaris.
>
> 3. That the big money was in the back room - if that were true, the
> server side vendors would be making more money then MS.
>
> It isn't helpful when false statements, even those supporting OSS,
> are allowed to go unchallenged.
>
> -Fred-
>
> On Sep 21, 2007, at 9:12 AM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>
>> I went to back-to-school night Sep 10. A handout for the
>> "HomeLink" application says, "Microsoft Internet Explorer running
>> on a Windows-based PC is the only software that will provide
>> accurate student information online."
>>
>> A quick search on the vendor, aeries (aeries.com "eagle software"),
>> shows they are a "Microsoft certified partner," and appears to be
>> spreading the same phoney line to all their customers -- which they
>> repeat to all the students and parents.
>>
>> Maybe the open source community could give the schools a drop in
>> replacement for that HomeLink thing.
>>
>> I will be on Black Box America (http://www.toginet.net ) again this
>> morning 10am Pacific -- this time with Jim March hosting. We'll
>> talked mostly about the MSFT problem, and also relate it to voting.
>>
>>
>> Alan D.
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