Bill Gates, the Bully Savior
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 12:33:48 +1000 (EST)
> On Wed, 22 Oct 1997, Lizard wrote:
> > A lot of people have never used anything BUT Microsoft;a lot of people
> > don't have the budget to try six word processors, or have a Linux partition
> > on their hard drive, or sample several databases.
> But they can read reviews and talk to their friends. This is a large
> portion of what tech jlists do: spend lots of $$$ and time reviewing stuff
> so their readers won't have to.
There are a couple of big newspapers here whose computer sections only
ever seem to plug Microsoft software. Coincidentally (?) they are also
full of Microsoft advertising... By no stretch of the imagination are
most of the reviews of computer products that appear unbiased.
How often do you see free software reviewed? Compare with how much
of it is actually being used!