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Vista Critics Desperate for Publicity

It must stink to have a free operating system and a free productivity suite, and realize the press just doesn't give a hoot. Meanwhile, Microsoft sneezes and CNN cameras snap to attention.

In desperate search of press, two self-professed enemies of Vista tried to crash the Redmond bash today in New York, and even claimed in a press release that it will "spoil" the launch.

One group, defectivebydesign.com, hates Digital Rights Management. I'm not in love with DRM, but if I made movies or music, I sure would be.

Another group, badvista.org, loves to take potshots at Vista while it promotes open source. I like open source as much as the next guy, but I'd rather see these folks simply marketing Linux, making it more usable and maneuvering OEMs into preinstalling and supporting the darn thing! Now, that's how you battle Vista.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/29/2007 at 1:15 PM


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