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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
THE SOFTWARE equivalent to Wal Mart is engaged in negotiations with the Open Source Development Labs in a bid to resolve the issue about which OS is the cheapest to run.
If the MicroSoft deal goes ahead it will mean that it and Linux proponents would be unable to snipe at one another about which was the best, because it would have all been decided by an agreed third party.
This might seem strange as Vole has spent a fortune on an aggressive ‘Get The Facts campaign’ claiming that Windows is much better than Linux. Now, either Microsoft is supremely confident that any research will prove that Windows is much better than Linux, or it has another cunning plan which we are not aware of.