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Why is Mozilla selling out free software?

http://www.gavinbaker.com

"Promote Firefox, win a Mac full of proprietary software. Wait, what? ..."

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Patent Troll Fire First Volley at Open Source

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.blogspot.com

The recent lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas by IP Innovation LLC (and Technology Licensing Corporation) against Red Hat and Novell may be the first volley in a patent war against open source software. Acacia is a well known patent troll which has been buying patents for some time and works through multiple subsidiaries.

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Those who can compete, do. Those who can't, sue

http://blogs.cnet.com

I'm a wee bit tired by patent FUD and other substitutes for real competition from Microsoft. Microsoft has built a great business on comparatively good products. Yet in its old age, it seems incapable of competing on customer value and instead keeps fetishing its patent portfolio, as if anyone but its lawyers care about those.

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Dutch Consumers’ Counsel advises against Vista

http://mckooiker.byethost5.com

After more than 5000 complains of costumers about Vista in a month of time, the Dutch Consumers’ Counsel decided to talk with Microsoft. The goal of the negotiations was to give consumers the possibility to downgrade from Vista to XP if consumers had serious complaints about Vista.

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eBay: Beware of geeks bearing penguins (on their shirts)

http://pages.ebay.com.au

eBay Australia's "We'll help you stop the scammers" page and a flash game "Dunk the scammer" depict a scammer as a geek in a shirt bearing the tux penguin!

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IBM Aims to Burst Microsoft's Office Communications Bubble

http://www.internetnews.com

With Microsoft poised to unleash its next collaboration and unified communication (UC) suite next week, rival IBM is launching a preemptive strike by promising a tight level of integration between its own UC platform and its new, free Lotus Symphony productivity suite.

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The software protection racket

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Again in the case of Intellivision, much like so many other of its “partners” (including Sendo), Microsoft demonstrates that their business model is based primarily on fraudulent and deceptive business practices.

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Groklaw - Boies Schiller Asks Bankruptcy Court To Let It Be SCO's Special Litigation Counsel

http://www.groklaw.net

IP Innovation LLC might like to ponder this sorry tale before they agree to do any further rat-finking for Microsoft. It might also pay Novell to think long and hard about their future in the so-called Microsoft "partnership".

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Microsoft Scrambling to Explain Ballmer Comment on Red Hat Linux

http://www.betanews.com

A team of Microsoft spokespeople have been working throughout the day to devise a plausible explanation for a comment made by CEO Steve Ballmer during a company gathering in the UK, which on its face appears to say it is considering litigation against users of Red Hat Linux for patent infringement.

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Microsoft is dead - even if they don’t know it yet

http://wolfgang.lonien.de

Watch out, parents - close the windows, and protect your kids. Ballmer is on the move again, this time to put the final nail into his own coffin.

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Is Windows Media Player 11 Watchng You?

http://nixedblog.thenixedreport.com

I thought Microsoft stuck to monitoring Vista systems but XP could be under surveillance too. If you have read my previous articles this should come as no surprise.

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Microsoft Steps Up Its Windows Game Against Linux

http://news.softpedia.com

Microsoft has made its next comprehensive move against Linux. At this point in time, it seems that the Redmond company is lining up every last of its peons, building a consistent offensive that will accompany the official launch of Windows Server 2008.

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Steve Ballmer: "I would love to see all open source innovation happen on top of Windows"

http://blogs.cnet.com

Steve Ballmer apparently likes open source. Well, so long as it drives Windows revenue. And doesn't replace any. Ever. In fact, as he said at an event in Microsoft last week in London that he hopes to see all open-source innovation going to Windows, rather than Linux (more below).

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Oracle mulls vote on open source at upcoming shareholders meeting

http://blogs.cnet.com

On Friday, November 2, Oracle will convene its shareholder meeting. As part of that meeting, this year it's supposed to consider an open-source friendly proposal which, for a variety of reasons, it is asking its shareholders to reject

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Microsoft "regrets patent deal" tactics

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Microsoft is regretting the way it handled the patent protection deal with Novell and other Linux vendors, according to open-source advocates.

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