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Re: [libreoffice-marketing] "Microsoft posts video of customers criticizing OpenOffice"

On Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:33:57 -0700
Andy Brown <andy@the-martin-byrd.net> 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 <simos.lists@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> This was on the news recently, see ars technica for a good analysis,
> >> http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/10/microsoft-posts-video-of-customers-criticizing-openoffice.ars
> >>
> >> It is a Microsoft video to scare people away from open-source and
> >> OpenOffice.org.
> >
> > 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
> > OpenOffice.org, 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...


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