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Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby Haakin » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:15 am

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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RE: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby nelz » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:24 am

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

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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RE: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby bigbee » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:45 am

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

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

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Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby guy » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:14 pm

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

Banner? Do you mean that little "f" I get sometimes? :wink:
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Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby towy71 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:50 pm

Haakin wrote:The main banner in this website


Banner? What banner?
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Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby nelz » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:05 am

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 :)
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RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby towy71 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:39 am

adblock and flashblock and the postnuke theme allow me to say "Banner? What banner?" ;-)
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RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby Nigel » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:41 am

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

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Re: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby nelz » Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:56 am

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


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 :D
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Re: RE: Re: Microsoft Ads in LXF website

Postby towy71 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:06 pm

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

argh, duped by the darkside :oops: :lol: :twisted:
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