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SubjectRe: *** draft 3 - press release ***
Albert D. Cahalan writes:
>
> Ian McKellar (imckellar@harvestroad.com.au)
> > On Mon, Jan 18, 1999 at 11:31:17PM +0100, Roger Espel Llima wrote:
> >> Albert D Cahalan wrote:
> >>
> >>> * Easy access to documents stored on NTFS-format hard disks.
> >>> This NT compatability support provides an upgrade path to Linux.
> >>
> >> "compatibility".
> >
> > Remeber to use the word "legacy" when referring to NT systems.
> > NT was so 1995. Linux is the latest-and-greatest thing :)
>
> It would be nice to return the complement, but I think that could
> backfire. It makes the press release hard for many people to accept.
> As it is, "upgrade path to Linux" could trigger a reaction in some
> people.

Did the original M$ comment backfire when they made it? I don't think
we should be scared that easily by possible negative reation. It's not
at all clear that there will be any significant backlash.

> This issue is a bit like advocacy that says "Linux doesn't crash
> like NT does". For many people, NT does not crash. These people
> will not trust you anymore. Everything you say is suspect.

But the basic statement is true.

In any case, how many press releases have you seen which are
absolutely truthful and don't bend the truth? This is not a computer
programme or a legal document: strict accuracy is not essential.

> Maybe:
>
> * Easy access to documents stored on NTFS-format hard disks.
> This NT compatability support provides an upgrade path to Linux,
> providing freedom from license costs and usage tracking.
>
> Hmmm? Too long? Too unrelated?

Not a bad alternative. Doesn't quite retain the original flavour, but
at least gets some of the point across.

Regards,

Richard....
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