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Why Ubuntu GNU/Linux Should Not Make Microsoft Even Stronger

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Former Microsoft employee announces that Canonical will send Ubuntu users to Microsoft's datacentres and herein we explain why it's a big mistake that will alienate users

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Microsoft Signs Deal with Acacia and Builds More Patent Walls Against Linux

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An accumulation of new information about Microsoft's i4i fallout and use of software patents against its most potent competition, GNU/Linux

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Denmark ditches Microsoft and goes with ODF

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The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year. The decision to axe Microsoft’s Office document formats won cross-party support.

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Inaccurate Reports About Free Software

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Highlighting of factual mistakes in the news and how they may affect perception of Free(dom) software

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Video About Patent Trolls (from a Patent Firm)

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"Ballad of the Patent Troll" - video criticising the likes of Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft's patent troll

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Fencing and Tollgating the Internet

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What journalists are missing out on is that H.264 is a patented codec, and that the patent holders expect to collect royalties. The last H.264 patents expire in 2028. Mr. Blizzard draws some apt parallels with GIF and MP3, and the problems caused when patented, royalty-burdened technologies collide with a supposedly open and unencumbered Web.

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Why Microsoft Suddenly Wanted to Be More Interoperable - Comes v. MS Exh. 7068 Tells Us

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Guess why Microsoft suddenly decided it wanted to be more interoperable? It's so it can get customers to quit using Linux and switch to Windows & .NET.

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Humanity to Others’ Agenda

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Analysis of some of Canonical's recent moves, which give rise to Novell's Mono and proprietary software (at the expense of Free software)

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How Patent Trolls Harm FOSS and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger

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Europe not only accommodates patent trolls (even in Belgium) but it also intends to make them more potent thanks to legislation that the Parliament in Brussels in discussing

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Microsoft Continues to Sabotage GNU/Linux Installations Using ‘Updates’

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Microsoft kindly reminds the public that there is no "new Microsoft" as it keeps removing people's choices and denying them access to their GNU/Linux partition/s

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Microsoft Attacks Linux-powered Devices with Patents Once Again, Unprovoked

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TiVo is preemptively sued by Microsoft for alleged patent violation and Microsoft's PR puts together some lies to disguise the real cause

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Indian Activists Fight Back Against MS Patents

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The LUG of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi complains about attempts by Microsoft to poison Indian standards with software patents; LCA receives a wakeup call regarding Novell's malfunctioning Mono

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Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)

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Last week, David Coursey reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace. By Bach’s count there are 17 variants of Linux available on mobile phones. He sees this as a bad thing for customers.

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New Opinions on Mono, Miguel de Icaza, and the “Windows Stratagem”

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More perspectives arrive in response to a technical/legal analysis of Moonlight and Miguel de Icaza's highly-deserved Microsoft MVP award

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Novell’s Latest Acts of Misery

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A reader's comments on Novell's latest deeds and some other interesting items from this week's news

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