Sahil Malik has a great response to this CNET Post (Forget file formats. The battle is Sharepoint) in his blog post: CNET – please do your research before opening your big mouth!
I also find it very amusing that the post is date May 21, 2008. I KNOW I have seen this exact same article posted roughly six months ago. I’m still looking for it. Could CNET actually went so far as to just change the date to recycle this crap? I know this for a fact, because I had never heard of Alfresco until the article that was either the exact same article or "disclaimer" by another Alfresco employee.
It’s so funny considering Alfresco has some pretty steep licensing fees. I came across this site which had a really good comparison between SharePoint and Alfresco – Microsoft SharePoint VS Alfresco – Part 1 and Part 2.
The main thing to keep in mind when evaluating a CMS solution for your enterprise is to get your information from a reputable source. Better yet, get the products, in trial edition form at least, and do your own comparison.
Obviously, we have to watch for disinformation as it appears from this article that CNET is helping to spread. Alfresco must be getting desperate?