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Microsoft mis-educates Best Buy on Linux
« on: September 08, 2009, 07:19:40 pm »
Dave Rosenberg Font size Print E-mail Share 16 comments Yahoo! BuzzJust when it seemed like Microsoft was content to bag on Google and Apple, screenshots of anti-Linux training materials hit the Internet a few days ago. If these are fakes, someone certainly spent a lot of time making them look and sound a lot like previous Microsoft training materials.

According to the anonymous source, Microsoft has been sending Best Buy retail staff training material that deliberately attacks and distorts Linux. And from the screenshots below (originally posted on forum) it's clear Microsoft is threatened by Linux--if for the wrong reasons.

Anti-Linux rhetoric

(Credit: Screenshot-Dave Rosenberg)

Presumably this campaign is related to Netbooks and laptops, a space in which Linux has feature parity, if a lack of interest from consumers. It would be interesting to see how Microsoft will evolve its anti-Apple message. The laptop hunters ad series focused on the expense of Apple products, but it certainly can't beat iTunes and other Apple software for compatibility and ease of use.