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Haakin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

Hello,

The main banner in this website, when I write this entry, is a Microsoft one. It says: "Independent research analyst META Group found that Linux costs are not lower than Windows" :-O

I think that it's funny that a Linux Magazine gets some money from Microsoft. I don't think that this is the best place to put a MS ad.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: RE: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

The best place to put a Microsoft ad not only pays less, it is downright uncomfortable for the recipient Smile

The ads come from an adserver for many Future web sites. MS probably don't realise they are contributing to Linux in this way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:45 pm    Post subject: RE: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

Refreshing my page gently replaced the opinion of M$-self declared experts into a breathtaking woman, wearing a nice (although minimal outfit) Smile

m$ sponsoring their opponents... What will be next? Longhorn becoming open-source? Smile

*one cheer for Bill*
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

Haakin wrote:
The main banner in this website...

Banner? Do you mean that little "f" I get sometimes? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

Haakin wrote:
The main banner in this website


Banner? What banner?
Hmm
Laughing Laughing Laughing
Dick
<hint>change your theme</hint> Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
Banner? What banner?


The ad to the side, below the menu, is from Microsoft. It looks like the same series as is currently running on Sourceforge. MS seem really keen to help open source web sites this month Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

adblock and flashblock and the postnuke theme allow me to say "Banner? What banner?" Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:41 am    Post subject: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

Ditto... see my comment on the article on the "Get the facts" on the homepage

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
adblock and flashblock and the postnuke theme allow me to say "Banner? What banner?" Wink


I don't need software for that. The only time I notice the content of the ads is when someone starts a thread about it.

Maybe Haakin is a Microsoft plant to get their ads noticed Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Maybe Haakin is a Microsoft plant to get their ads noticed Very Happy

argh, duped by the darkside Embarassed Laughing Twisted Evil
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