[oclug] Re: Anti-FUD site
rgiffin at cangurus.com
Thu Feb 1 07:05:30 EST 2001
On Wednesday 31 January 2001 19:27, Dave Edwards wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, rgiffin at cangurus.com wrote:
> > I agree, if only because MS FUD is if anything, well packaged.
> > You are not proposing an easy task, Microsoft has put millions of
> > dollars into it's FUD campaigns - and their audience is vast. This
> That doesn't bother me. Our favorite software shows us that a lot can be
> done without $millions.
FUD and anit-FUD are public relations activities, not software development,
and basically they cost money. I'm thinking that one website with rebuttals
to Microsoft's FUD campaigns isn't going to be enough. What you might want
to consider is to recruit the webmasters of websites which have wide
acceptance, and allow them to distribute your information in parallell with
you. Kind of like RSS news syndication service, only in this case, anti-FUD
syndication. It involves a little more than Apache, but not much more.
You basically keep a file of your information in a format which can be
retrieved and displayed by other web sites in bullet format, say on a side
bar. It's can be an effective way of distributing the content of one web
site to a very wide audience.
> > FYI the reference to
> > "recent security issues" in the article refers to problems with BIND
> > which is not really a Linux issue, but an issue of choice of name
> > server software - and AFAIK, the fix is upgrade to a more modern
> > version of BIND if you want to use it. But BIND is not the only
> > choice if you use Linux either. <snip>
> Thanks. That's what I meant about needing technical pointers. I wasn't
> aware that there had been a problem with BIND.
CERT reported a vunerability with BIND the day before. Unlike certain MS
vunerabilities, there has been no known exploit to date, just potential for
> > No not finally. I have to say it.
> Could you clarify this?
There was a very lame joke that you cut out. It wasn't very funny, but the
bitmap poster of "MS Cement" at the web site that Sandy Harris posted is
worth a look.
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