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Microsoft cuts Windows Vista price to $66 in China

http://www.itworld.com

Microsoft Corp. has dramatically cut the price of Windows Vista in China in a bid to boost sales of its new operating system.

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Subterranean proprietary software blues, Part 1

http://blogs.cnet.com

Every once in awhile I come across a story that seems too incredible to be true. This week, I heard the exact same story, from two different enterprises, about the same proprietary vendor. Unfortunately, I had to live the story, which I found unpleasant.

If you don't believe that the proprietary software model is inherently bad for customers, read on.

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Is the demand for desktop Linux negligible?

http://www.zdnet.com.au

There's been much fanfare about Linux replacing Windows on desktops but we've yet to see any major adoptions take place -- this may have something to do with the fact that in Australia, none of the major PC manufacturers have offered Linux as a pre-installed option.

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One billion Windows users can be wrong

http://www.daniweb.com

The first interesting missive to arrive in my inbox came courtesy of the words of Microsoft COO, Kevin Turner, speaking at the July 26th Microsoft Financial Analyst Meeting 2007.

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Hungary Officials Raid Microsoft Office

http://www.forbes.com

Hungary's state Competition Authority raided the offices of Microsoft Corp.'s local subsidiary as part of a probe into the company's relationship with large software distributors. Microsoft used sales conditions and offered software distributors incentives - described as "loyalty discounts" - so they wouldn't offer clients anything but Microsoft Office products.

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Windows Vista unreadiness revealed

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft has finally outlined the extent to which Windows Vista was unfit for the marketplace when it launched six months ago.

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US government snoops used Vista to spy on me

http://www.theinquirer.net

Article withdrawn!!! Does anyone have anymore info?

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Freespire, Linspire, and Microsoft patents

http://www.desktoplinux.com

On July 5, Microsoft quietly released a "Covenant to Customers" to clear up how it is handling its patent deal with Linux distributor Linspire. Instead, it did little but puzzle and annoy members of the Linux community.

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What's the Story Behind Apache?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Most people in the free software world know two things about Apache. The first is that its name derives from the fact that it was a “a patchy server”, built out of patches to the earlier NCSA HTTPd Web server. The other is that in terms of market share, Apache knocks Microsoft's IIS into a cocked hat. Unfortunately, neither of these statements is true.

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Microsoft rigs Live Search traffic

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft has successfully rigged its search traffic. The company recently introduced several online games than shamelessly bribe people to query its moribund Live Search Engine, and according to web research firm comScore, these games gave the engine a significant traffic boost last month.

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Microsoft Windows patent will spy for advertisers

http://www.theregister.co.uk

If you thought adverts on the web have become more offensive and more intrusive than ever before, then it might be time to find alternatives to using software from Microsoft.

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The pen is mightier than the FUD

http://lxer.com

"For those who have tried and failed to follow the train of thought in the article, it goes a bit like this: Richard Stallman personally cares little for material wealth, so RMS's main objective must be to strip other people of their wealth as well, or to prevent other people of ever becoming wealthy.

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AA dumps Open Office, buys Microsoft for ‘compatibility’

http://computerworld.co.nz

Microsoft Office is not cheaper, but it is almost impossible to work out the actual cost of open-source, says CIO

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Linux Expert: Microsoft Is Throwing Money Away

http://rcpmag.com

"Redmond would have to "sue its customers" to pursue its contention that Linux infringes on Microsoft's patents -- an unlikely scenario."

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Too Many Linux Distros Make For Open Source Mess

http://www.informationweek.com

Remember the 1980s worries about how the "forking" of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows.

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