Over at Computerworld UK, Glyn Moody compares
the (in)famous 1999 Mindcraft study comparing Linux and Windows NT with a recent video that Microsoft has produced. That video shows various folks complaining about OpenOffice.org (and undoubtedly extolling Microsoft Office).
"The criticisms made in the video are not really the point - they are mostly about OpenOffice.org not being a 100% clone of Microsoft Office, and compatibility problems with Microsoft's proprietary formats. The key issue is the exactly the same as it was for the Mindcraft benchmarks. You don't compare a rival's product with your own if it is not comparable. And you don't make this kind of attack video unless you are really, really worried about the growing success of a competitor.
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