A new Microsoft selling-against-Linux website (warning – Flash required) divides Linux users and companies into five ‘personas’ or categories. An “Application Driven” person or company is “focussed on business requirements and place application needs ahead of platform decisions”. Sounds like every good business to me.
Their footnote bullets say “30% of Application Driven firms prefer Windows for upcoming server purchases”.
So “70% of companies who have the right attitude to platform decisions prefer products other than ours” is supposed to be encouraging to their sales force?