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On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:33:57 -0700
Andy Brown <> wrote:

On Wed Oct 13 2010 15:21:08 GMT-0700 (PDT)  Manfred Usselmann wrote:
On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:33:19 +0300
Simos Xenitellis <> wrote:

This was on the news recently, see ars technica for a good analysis,

It is a Microsoft video to scare people away from open-source and

Wow, this is really incredible how they try to influence and scare
people in such vicious way.

Will this thing help to get Oracle to react on the Document Foundation
and LibreOffice?

How? Oracle Open Office is based on that evil thing called, which will harm you in any possible way and soon even start
eating your children. 

This puts me in mind of the "Political ads" running here in the United 
States right now.  Smear the opposition at all cost.  May the other 
'guy' look worse that you are.  At least they go the name right, 
including the .org. :>

a form of advertising which is - strangely enough - acceptable in the
US but not over here in Europe (at least not in Austria and Germany).
The outcry about the video from the people I know here was enormeous.
No wonder Microsoft decided to delete all comments and not accept new

The "funny" thing about the ad was: Every single argument can be turned
180° and used against them...


Klaus Doblmann B.A. - FSF member #7570
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