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Microsoft Looks for the Big Guns in OOXML In-Fighting

http://xml.sys-con.com

Bill Gates has reportedly been making phone calls to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce to push the American National Standards Institute to ignore the votes of its advisory committees and vote "yes" on ISO standardizing Microsoft's Open Office XML (OOXML) format, the one in competition with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) pushed by IBM and Sun.

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Kudos WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com

http://openpanorama.blogspot.com

Why is it hard for people to understand that there is nothing called "Free Lunch"? Somebody was concerned, that adblock is ruining their revenue by blocking the ads (shown on the website). And at the same time, not providing the website owners, the ability to block adblock users.

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Windows Patch Caused Crash, Skype Says

http://www.pcworld.com

Millions of simultaneous user reboots after a routine Windows update overtaxed the VoIP system, Skype says.

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Fewer flaws FUD wars as Microsoft paints misleading picture of Linux security

http://www.daniweb.com

Microsoft security 'vulnerability scorecard' gives false impression of OS security, suggesting Windows is the most secure of all. Of course, start to look behind the pretty graphs and the ugly truth emerges that this is just more Microsoft FUD to try and derail the free software machine.

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Microsoft Faces 3 Big Threats

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner outlines the challenges the company faces, including Linux and competition with the Xbox.

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Windows Vista Loses Users

http://chris.pirillo.com

This is far from scientific, but I can tell you that there were an OVERWHELMING number of MacBooks at Gnomedex this year - including two of ours (one sponsored by Lijit and the other sponsored by Blue Sky Factory). As predicted many moons ago, Windows is bleeding influencers like never before… and the bad news keeps getting worse.

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OOXML, ODF and UOF: What's Up in China?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Microsoft has seemed to be flying high in the Peoples Republic of China lately. Bill Gates spent several days in Beijing earlier this year in meetings with high-level officials, after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao the spring before at Gate's own home.

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What tricks is the BBC up to with Microsoft?

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The BBC iPlayer has been a hot topic on everyone's lips. It's late, doesn't work very well yet, presents some ISPs with a big economic problems, and is limited to Windows XP users running Internet Explorer.

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Hasta la Vista, baby

http://www.t3.co.uk

It seems as if the Dutch are tired of Microsoft's finest breaking all the time, and they've set up a hotline for consumers complaining about Windows Vista.

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Microsoft's Legal Costs - A Mere Half Billion Dollars

http://www.lawfuel.com

Legal payouts of $511 million in one year would be enough to sink many companies. But for Microsoft, it amounts to a small victory.

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Judge Says 'Windows Vista Capable' Lawsuit Can Proceed

http://www.informationweek.com

Two customers charged that Microsoft used deceptive marketing tactics to promote its new Windows Vista operating system.

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Microsoft spices up the IT image

http://www.news.com.au

The new geek chic. Get rid of that old cardigan and schooner of beer. That look is out, baby, OUT! Steve Ballmer says so.

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Shuttleworth: Microsoft Fracturing the Open-Source Community

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft has succeeded in fracturing the Linux and open-source community with the patent indemnity agreements it has entered into with several prominent vendors, Ubuntu leader and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth told eWEEK.

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Microsoft becoming 'software police,' say users

http://www.computerworld.com

Microsoft Corp. last week slammed the door on a free utility out of Australia that outflanked one of the company's touted security features in Windows Vista, by having the program's digital certificate revoked.

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"Fake Steve Jobs" is Daniel Lyons, in case anyone wants to sue

http://www.groklaw.net

he New York Times has the news that Fake Steve Jobs, the anonymous blogger pretending to be Apple's Steve Jobs, is actually Daniel Lyons of Forbes. Why am I not surprised?

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