The fact that Unisys and Microsoft are about to launch anti-Unix ads isn’t all that interesting, I would expect nothing less from them, but this quote from the article is somewhat amusing:
The same ad depicts a scene in which a computer user has painted himself into a corner with purple paint. Sun’s servers are manufactured in a shade of purple similar to that in the ad. Executives from Sun could not immediately respond to the campaign. Unisys said the paint color was a mere coincidence–it was suggested by a customer who happened to have some in the garage.
If the color of the paint wasn’t an intentional reference to Sun then they need to find a new ad agency.