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Microsoft Win in Court May Cut Chances in Congress

http://www.bloomberg.com

Microsoft Corp.'s success in reversing a $1.52 billion trial loss was the latest in a series of court victories that may undermine its chance for broad changes in U.S. patent law this year.

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Microsoft Spins Negative OOXML Result

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

Classic Microsoft press release here on the OOXML decision under the upbeat heading "Strong Global Support for Open XML as It Enters Final Phase of ISO Standards Process"

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Linux is a Naughty Word on Xbox Live

http://www.aeropause.com

Okay, what happens when you like Linux, and decide to change your Xbox Live gamertag motto to "Linux rules"? Well, Microsoft black flags you, that's what. According to xbox-scene.com, Linux and Unix prompt the following response: "Your motto contains inappropriate language, please try again"

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Lord, what fools these mortals be!

http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com

I open up the virtual newspaper this morning, and what should be printed on the front web page but a link to an article that proclaims "US Department of Justice and five States have declared themselves satisfied with the antitrust enforcement efforts taken against Microsoft." The article, from CBRonline, goes on to quote the following reasons why the DoJ feels that competition is increasing...

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WGA - chained to the oar of a sinking ship (cartoon)

http://ars.userfriendly.org

A funny cartoon about the WGA servers going down and causing XP and Vista users to be treated as pirates.

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Entire city of Vista users can't access the internet

http://www.theinquirer.net

PEOPLE in the city of Lund in Sweden that use the Microsoft Vista OS can't connect to the Internet. Apparently the reason is because Lund is a Linux city which has a a Linux server that doesn't like Vista.

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Microsoft forced partners to vote Yes!

http://www.os2world.com

Vote Yes to OOXML and we'll make sure that you get extra marketing money for you campaigns; this is Microsoft's Sweden's own words when they rounded up their Gold Partners in Sweden. Klas Hammar, Microsoft Sweden now regrets the formulation and regrets that the e-mail was sent out.

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Why Microsoft fears open source more than other proprietary vendors do

http://blogs.cnet.com

A thought hit me this morning while I was reading through Microsoft's latest garbage-fodder (also known as "research") on OOXML and Sharepoint. Here is the world's largest software company taking potshots at open source, which maybe affects 0.001% of its revenues today. If that.

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WGA Meltdown Casts Doubt on Microsoft Reliability

http://www.pcworld.com

"After servers that authenticate Windows XP and Vista go down for 19 hours, analysts question the reliability of Microsoft's services."

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Microsoft pulls tricks to produce Swedish support for the standardisation of its Office format

http://ffii.se

" 28 August 2007: about 20 Microsoft partners appeared in the final minutes of yesterday's working meeting at SIS (Swedish Standards Institute) and pushed through a majority for a SIS approval of Microsoft's new OOXML file format as an ISO standard."

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A Lot of SUSE Developers Left Because of Microsoft/Novell Deal

http://boycottnovell.com

Developers desert Novell!

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Correcting false statements by Microsoft

http://blogs.sun.com

I think it is important to correct the false - or maybe misquoted - statements by Vijay Kapoor, national technology officer of Microsoft India that I found in this interview under the question "Why does Microsoft want another standard, what's the rationale?". Microsoft starts the reply with "There are at least 4 good reasons why:" and then states the first reason.

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Microsoft WGA servers down; XP and Vista installs marked as counterfeit

http://www.boingboing.net

DRM bites again: the Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage servers (which every XP and Vista install phones home to) all failed sometime earlier today. The result? Every single Windows XP and Vista installation is being marked as counterfeit when it tries to check in.

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Microsoft kills its ‘Get the Facts’ anti-Linux site

http://blogs.zdnet.com

It was a long time in coming. But Microsoft has finally acknowledged that its anti-Linux site had gone past the point of usefulness.

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Microsoft's Open Source Trashware

http://www.eweek.com

I recently took a look at Microsoft's most active open-source projects and—there's no polite way to say this—they are all junk.

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