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Microsoft Will Support ODF If It Doesn't 'Restrict Choice Among Formats'

http://www.betanews.com

n a policy document specifically timed for release this afternoon, Microsoft's general managers for interoperability, Tom Robertson and Jean Paoli, make a play for ownership of the standards issue facing users of competing document formats, by saying the company would support ratification of its own Open XML format along with OpenDocument Format (ODF) as ISO standards, if and only if doing so woul

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EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17

http://news.com.com

A European court confirmed on Tuesday that it will rule on September 17 on whether software giant Microsoft broke European Union antitrust regulations.

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5 Things Windows Does Better Than Linux (Or Apple!)

http://os-zen.com

Okay, this guy is REALLY stretching... and he does admit he was looking for ten things but couldn't find them. And the five points that he did come out with have been taken apart repeatedly in the comments...

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InformationWeek opens it's mouth to change feet

http://fsfe.org

InformationWeek have responded to critcisms of misrepresentation with ...a straw man. This short piece points out how InformationWeek's continued rehashing of old material disproves their own claim of a "growing schism".

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Linspire CEO Calls Certain Distros 'High-Brow Pirates'

http://xml.sys-con.com

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony observed that "some distributions have come out, claiming to be taking the 'moral high ground' by refusing to give in to 'Microsoft threats,' while openly promoting the means of circumventing proprietary software on their web sites, amounting to nothing more than high-brow software piracy

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Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04

http://scitech.teambio.org

I’m Live Blogging my first attempt at the newest version of Ubuntu , version 7.04. Let me get this out of the way first - I am a hard-core Windows fan.

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Misleading InformationWeek GPLv3 article

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

LINUS CALLS GPLv3 "A FINE CHOICE" - is a title that InformationWeek could have used for their article. It would have been very selective quoting, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for InformationWeek.
Nor does pretending that old emails are new emails, or misrepresenting people.

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Ubuntu Aftermath: Puncturing The Linux 'Urban Legend'

http://www.informationweek.com

Most of us, even confirmed Windows users, have accepted on some level the idea that Linux really is a better operating system, on a technical level. Not me; not anymore. After my long slog preparing Ubuntu Linux's Achilles' Heel: It's Tough To Install On Laptops, I'm now filing that one in the "urban legend" folder.

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The Formula for Failure - More OOXML shortcomings

http://www.robweir.com

It has been a boast for around around 6 months now. Microsoft's OOXML fully defines spreadsheet formulas, and ODF doesn't.

OOXML's spreadsheet formula is worse than missing.

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Is open source running out of ideas?

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

While it is good news that significant amounts are being invested in open source vendors, there has been a decrease in the amount of funds invested in Series A rounds, suggesting that “the VC industry has filled the checkerboard and has moved to something else as far as startups are concerned”

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Say It Ain't So

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

I'm at a loss to say which is more audacious, Microsoft's world-is-flat claim or its expectation that people will believe it. That's how I judge Microsoft's outrageous assertion that it's not bound by GPLv3. Right, and the world is a cube.

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Novell statement on Microsoft’s GPLv3 position

http://www.novell.com

Microsoft’s current position, taken unilaterally, is intended to eliminate any perceived ambiguity about the applicability of GPLv3 to Microsoft.

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Linux official, Microsoft give thumbs-down to GPLv3

http://www.infoworld.com

"The new GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 is not a fit for Linux because switching would require permission from the kernel's thousands of de facto owners, a maintainer of the SCSI portion of the kernel said on Thursday."

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Warning of data ticking time bomb

http://news.bbc.co.uk

""Unless more work is done to ensure legacy file formats can be read and edited in the future, we face a digital dark hole.""

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Red Hat to MS: Let's Talk Interoperability

http://www.eweek.com

Even though patent talks between Microsoft and Red Hat broke down last year before Microsoft went on to sign a technical collaboration and patent indemnity deal with Novell, Red Hat is still willing to work with the Redmond software maker on the interoperability front.

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