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Microsoft Anti-UNIX Web Site Runs on UNIX

Lee Gomes in today's Wall Street Journal reported that a Microsoft and Unisys-sponsored web site suggesting that businesses switch from UNIX to Windows is being run on FreeBSD. We are not making this up. The actual site, ironically named WeHaveTheWayOut.com may be found on Netcraft and the "What is this site running?" results clearly indicated that it is an Apache-based site on FreeBSD.

All of this is part of an ad campaign which claims that UNIX "makes you feel boxed in. It ties you to an inflexible system. It requires you to pay for expensive experts." Unisys claims they outsourced the site to a third party (which appears to be Verio from the Netcraft results). This is our first nominee for "Colossal Marketing Blunders of the Month".

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