Tue Dec 2 02:44:59 GMT 2003
Anti-Unix campaign has opposite results.
Late last week, CNET News.com introduced the news that Microsoft and Unisys
were to team up in a large and well-funded marketing campaign against Unix. The
18-month, $25 million campaign, dubbed "We have the Way Out", would
specifically attack the Unix offerings of Sun, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard.
On Monday, however, CNET learned and published the ironic news that the website
for this campaign is actually running on Unix, specifically, FreeBSD and
Apache. While this fact alone would certainly provide more than enough fodder
to make the Unix crowd rejoice, amazingly the fun doesn't stop there.
Once the server's operating system discovery was made and publicly revealed,
Microsoft and Unisys wasted no time in moving the server to a Windows-based
system. Since the switch was completed on Tuesday, however, the server has not
been able to serve pages. At the time of this writing, the server is continuing
to display a blank screen with the lonely message "No web site is configured at
this address.", which appears to nicely summarize the true message that is
being sent via this campaign.
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