[Linux-aus] "start anything you like" type commercials on telly?

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sat Dec 10 09:17:02 UTC 2005

On Sat, 10 Dec 2005 06:33, Jason King <pizza at netspace.net.au> wrote:
> late at night I've seen maybe two or three commercials a night, from
> your favourite software company, telling you to start anything you like.

Those ads always make me laugh. Five years ago, Microsoft didn't feel much 
need to advertise. Their greatest competitor was themselves, and what little 
advertising they had was focused on enticing consumers to upgrade their 
existing versions of Windows or Office.

Today, the advertising budget is clearly bigger, and it is clear that they are 
competing with external entities apart from themselves. This is the biggest 
indicator of the competitive strength of non-Microsoft solutions I have ever 

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