Recently, a Gartner Group report slamming Linux was publicized. At about the same time, the Microsoft Linux Myths article appeared (I’ve linked to it from this page at least twice). Coincidence? Apparently not. An intreped subscriber to the SVLUG mailing list has followed the paper trail and discovered that the Gartner Group’s analysis was bought and paid for by Microsoft, who then cited the analysis as though it was from an independent source.