December 28, 2004

Linux Follies

I know that LinuxWorld isn't exactly looked on fondly by the F/OSS community, but when I saw this, I just had to screencap it and laugh out loud. (Click picture to open full-size: shrunk 50% for the blog.)

Pro-Microsoft Banner and ActiveX warning on LinuxWorld website

LinuxWorld is supposedly a Linux-activist site, and as such would be expected to be using Linux-centric technologies. So, at the top of the page, we have an ad from Microsoft about how "Mainframe Linux was found to be 10x more expensive than Windows Server 2003." In addition, the page tries to load an ActiveX control, which is a Microsoft Windows (or Linux with certain Crossover plugins) technology.

Sometimes, stuff like this is just too funny.

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