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I actually laughed out loud when I read this headline:

**Microsoft UK plans ‘open and honest’ Linux debates **

Microsoft have a well known history of being open and honest about competitors — or their lack of openness and honesty. I seem to remember the last advert I saw promoting Microsoft software over Linux was comparing the cost of a normal PC server running Windows and a Linux mainframe computer. Not exactly a like for like comparison; rather than apples and oranges it is more like apples and small family hatchbacks.

So it is with intense scepticism I view this latest series of seminars.

.:.