Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Sep 21 2007 - 14:44:07 CDT

One other note, IE isn't in the 90th percentile and hasn't been for
some time. Firefox has at lest 34.5% of the market, Mozilla and
Safari have also been gaining share. IE is a small time player with
less them 30% in Europe.

        -Fred-

Ref. (notably on a Microsoft IIS web server): http://
www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

On Sep 21, 2007, at 11:16 AM, Alan Dechert wrote:

>
> 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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