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Mass. Embraces MS' Open XML Document Format

http://www.eweek.com

"The commonwealth of Massachusetts has done a 180 degree turn and decided to support Microsoft's Office Open XML format in addition to the OASIS Open Document Format."

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More on PDF vs. Microsoft's "XML Paper Specification"

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

And ANOTHER opinion about open formats...

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Microsoft, Newspeak and Open XML

http://www.eweek.com

"Opinion: Congratulations, Microsoft; you've got everyone believing the big lie that Open XML is an open standard."

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Linux Less Secure Than Vista

http://www.osweekly.com

I have been hearing a lot lately about how Windows Vista is being said to be more secure overall than the popular Linux distros in the market today.

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Linspire pays the cost of Volish agreement

http://www.theinquirer.net

LINUX DISTRIBUTOR Linspire has shown what it is costing it to sign a deal with Microsoft over patents.

This morning a press release winged its way from Linspire which said the outfit was "joining the current efforts to improve the ability of OpenOffice.org users to work with the Office Open XML format by increasing the interoperability between ODF and Open XML".

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Microsoft's Five Stages of Linux Grief

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

What company with hugely established infrastructure doesn't seek to maintain the status quo when faced with a disruptive change? Microsoft's response to Linux and open source is like a textbook case of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Here's how these stages have manifested for Microsoft.

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Microsoft pays star writers to recite slogan

http://valleywag.com

John Battelle's ad network has roped in some of its star writers to an ad campaign on behalf of Microsoft's "people-ready" catchphrase. In the ads, and the companion site built by Federated Media, Michael Arrington explains how his Techcrunch site became "people-ready". "When is a business people ready?" asks Gigaom's Om Malik.

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Free software wars re-ignite

http://www.financialexpress.com

The world of corporate computing seems to be preparing for a paradigm shift. Free and open source software movement claims to be making fresh inroads into corporates. Microsoft has also upped its ante, claiming lower cost of ownership and the patents open source software violates.

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Microsoft sponsors FOSS event in Sri Lanka

http://www.foss.lk

Toward the bottom of the page are a list of sponsors for the event. Microsoft is a gold sponsor along with Intel. Google, though, is a platinum sponsor. What is MS up to?

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Vista: They took five years for this?

http://www.itwire.com.au

Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss.

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Linux Leaders Unfazed by Microsoft

http://www.redherring.com

Open source software leaders said Wednesday they were unfazed by suggestions that Microsoft is attempting to divide the community and threaten it with lawsuits.

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Pleeease buy Vista, begs Microsoft

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THERE ARE SIGNS of desperation at Redmond as Microsoft tries desperately to get punters to buy its latest operating system Vista.

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Is Open Source Dying?

http://www.eweek.com

On the face of it, open-source software has been gaining ground of late. But behind the scenes, things are not quite as rosy. Some good ideas are too good for this world. Is this one of them?

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Microsoft taps Philippines for open-source initiatives

http://www.linuxworld.com

Microsoft recently tapped the Philippines for its open source initiative citing mobility applications and e-commerce as some of the potential open source areas, according to Bill Hiff, general manager for platform strategy of Microsoft Corporation. His visit in the country also marks the launch of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative and Customer Platform Value Campaigns.

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What MS Could Gain from OSS and Linux

http://www.osweekly.com

Last time, we discussed Microsoft, their approach to protecting patents and why the enforcement of this is going to cost them much more than just some market share. Today, we will be taking this a step further by examining what they are losing out on by continuing with their dinosaur approach to creative property.

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