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 for FUD
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fud \Fud\, n. [Of uncertain origin.]
     1. The tail of a hare, coney, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
        --Burns.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Woolen waste, for mixing with mungo and shoddy.
        [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "fud":
     Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, back number, conservative, dad,
     dodo, elder, fogy, fossil, fuddy-duddy, granny, has-been, longhair,
     matriarch, mid-Victorian, mossback, old believer, old crock,
     old dodo, old fogy, old liner, old man, old poop, old woman,
     old-timer, patriarch, pop, pops, reactionary, regular old fogy,
     relic, square, starets, traditionalist
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  FUD
         Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt (slang, IBM)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  FUD
   /fuhd/, n.
  
      Defined by Gene Amdahl after he left IBM to found his own company: ?FUD is
      the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill in the minds
      of potential customers who might be considering [Amdahl] products.? The
      idea, of course, was to persuade them to go with safe IBM gear rather than
      with competitors' equipment. This implicit coercion was traditionally
      accomplished by promising that Good Things would happen to people who stuck
      with IBM, but Dark Shadows loomed over the future of competitors' equipment
      or software. See IBM. After 1990 the term FUD was associated increasingly
      frequently with Microsoft, and has become generalized to refer to any
      kind of disinformation used as a competitive weapon.
  
      [In 2003, SCO sued IBM in an action which, among other things, alleged
      SCO's proprietary control of Linux. The SCO suit rapidly became infamous
      for the number and magnitude of falsehoods alleged in SCO's filings. In
      October 2003, SCO's lawyers filed a memorandum in which they actually had
      the temerity to link to the web version of this entry in furtherance of
      their claims. Whilst we appreciate the compliment of being treated as an
      authority, we can return it only by observing that SCO has become a nest of
      liars and thieves compared to which IBM at its historic worst looked
      positively angelic. Any judge or law clerk reading this should surf through
      to my collected resources on this topic for the appalling details.?ESR]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  FUD
  
      /fuhd/ An acronym invented by Gene Amdahl
     after he left IBM to found his own company: "FUD is the
     fear, uncertainty, and doubt that IBM sales people instill
     in the minds of potential customers who might be considering
     [Amdahl] products."  The idea, of course, was to persuade them
     to go with safe IBM gear rather than with competitors'
     equipment.  This implicit coercion was traditionally
     accomplished by promising that Good Things would happen to
     people who stuck with IBM, but Dark Shadows loomed over the
     future of competitors' equipment or software.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-05-23)
  

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