those who read my blog may recall when i wrote about attending a microsoft event here in calgary and how the only open source desktop they showed in their slides was kde.
well, now they are showing kde to their "partners" at their worlwide partner show (yes, that same show they said we had 1.3% of the deployed desktop space)
so we're not just on the radar, our front lines have been spotted and plotted on their map.
the bad news is that they are waging a quiet war of misinformation that is based on damning with faint praise. we need to sort out the truth from the lies, address the truths by making sure kde4 fills in the remaining gaps and address the lies by setting the ledger straight.
expect to hear this line often in the coming months: "linux (and kde) is more flexible, but windows is more integrated and user friendly." really, "integrated" is just a nice word for "we've made the choices for you" and says almost nothing as to the quality, fitness or usefulness of the software. it does say a lot about vendor lock in and a lack of "right size" solutions.
as for user friendly ... well, i've had to use windows 2k3 a bit this month due to a work contract and all i can say is this: ahahahahahhhahaha.
another interesting thing to note from that same article is that microsoft is starting to use the fact that open source is available on their platform to encourage people not to leave it.
hm, that's twice i've blogged about microsoft and kde this month. that ought to be enough for the rest of the year ;)