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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

http://techrights.org

Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

http://techrights.org

Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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The bad guys are worried - did we win?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently two pieces of first class anti-free software diatribe hit the headlines. The first is Microsoft’s “please don’t use OpenOffice.org” video and the second is Steve Jobs’ anti-Android rant. Both are pretty shallow attempts at deflection and have been rightly called out as actually endorsing the subject of the attack as a valid opponent.

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Eye on Patents: Broken System as Shown by New Evidence

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Additional signs of a dysfunctional system which grants and manages patents too poorly
We lack the time to cover all the patent stories which seem to matter, so here is just a list of links.

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Intellectual Ventures and Other Microsoft-affiliated Groups Are Poisoning Linux With Patents

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New examples of patent trolls and patent boosters (possibly even lobbyists) putting a form of patent tax on the de facto universal platform which is free Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, which is funded and made with Microsoft’s investments (Myhrvold is Microsoft’s former CTO), is expanding the pyramid scheme by signing a patent deal with HTC. The Register says:

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Nichi Vendola explains (but does he?) his Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft

http://stop.zona-m.net

The day after signing a Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft, Nichi Vendola, president of the Puglia Region in Italy, published an explanation on the website of its party. Unfortunately, he doesn't really explains much.

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Nichi Vendola explains (but does he?) his Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft

http://stop.zona-m.net

The day after signing a Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft, Nichi Vendola, president of the Puglia Region in Italy, published an explanation on the website of its party. Unfortunately, he doesn't really explains much.

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Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell, Microsoft helps

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Attachmate has agreed to acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Attachmate, which got its start as a terminal emulation company in 1982, is privately held. Its primary owners are the private equity firms Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

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UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

http://news.slashdot.org

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has backed a "two-speed" internet, letting service providers charge content makers and customers for "fast lane" access. In other words, welcome to the slow lane!

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The Real Threat Of Windows Phone 7

http://tech.shantanugoel.com

Windows Phone 7 is a threat to the world wide web and web apps. It plans to help the developers and users by going one up on fragmentation of Android but in the process will fragment the web app world itself. This is because the browser in WP7 is based on Internet Explorer 7.

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A response to microsoft’s a few perspectives on openoffice.org

http://drascus.wordpress.com

Okay So I am sure that we all have heard saw this bomb of a video that Microsoft has unleashed on the world. Apparently when your own product is really crappy the only way you can get ahead is by making these little videos attacking non-profit opensource projects like the Openoffice community.

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Where, oh where, is the ECMA-compliant Mono source code?

http://www.itwire.com

De Icaza is extremely punctual in announcing these Mono releases. However, there is one release which he hasn't spoken about for more than a year - and which, I think, he would like everyone to forget about.

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Guile removed from GDB

http://lists.gnu.org

Andy Wingo : « That's unfortunate. Guile is the GNU extension language, you know. »

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Legal Terrorism Microsoft Style

http://planet.gnu.org

Microsoft is transforming from a proprietary software vendor into a litigation house, using the mere threat of patent lawsuits to effectively extort payments like a modern day Al Capone.

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5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

http://www.pcworld.com

On security, customization, hardware, reliability, and price, Linux blows Apples contender out of the water. Not to mention respecting the basic users' freedoms to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.

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