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Microsoft bows to complaint from Linpro

http://www.linpro.no

Microsoft has agreed to change the terms of its school agreement with Norwegian regional municipalities, following a complaint by Norwegian company Linpro to The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA).

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Novell reveals Microsoft’s open source strategy

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Novell today announced Open Workgroup, a basic Linux set-up for small-to-medium businesses.

In doing this Novell also revealed Microsoft’s open source strategy.

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What Does MS Want? -- Brains for Sale?

http://www.groklaw.net

So, I understand this [quote from Microsoft's web site] to mean that Microsoft pays these researchers to think and study and figure out ways to innovate in search so Microsoft can beat Google and Yahoo. Microsoft, I would guess, gets rights to the IP in some fashion. No wonder it has spent a fair amount of effort trying to get the community to drop the GPL and adopt the BSD license instead.

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Microsoft's true battlefront against Open Source

http://www.raiden.net

All the recent huss and fuss over Microsoft's patent FUD campaign and their "we will sue you unless you pay us grievous amounts of cash" threatening of Linux is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger war.

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What the Microsoft/Xandros deal means for Linux

http://www.linux-watch.com

Microsoft and Linux distributor Xandros on June 4 signed a broad set of collaboration and patent agreements that reminded many of the November 2006 Microsoft/Novell partnership. What do analysts and other Linux vendors think this new deal means for Linux?

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Hanrahan hire shows true Microsoft weakness

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Microsoft’s hire of Tom Hanrahan (right), formerly director of engineering for the Linux Foundation (and before that of the OSDL, one of its predecessors) says a lot about the company’s true open source situation.

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Vista not playing well with IPv6

http://www.networkworld.com

Early adopters of Microsoft’s new Vista operating system are reporting problems with its implementation of IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s primary protocol.

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Court: Microsoft, Best Buy must stand trial for racketeering

http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) must stand trial on charges they violated the federal anti-racketeering laws, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

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Microsoft Finds Legal Defender in Justice Dept.

http://www.nytimes.com

Nearly a decade after the government began its landmark effort to break up Microsoft, the Bush administration has sharply changed course by repeatedly defending the company both in the United States and abroad against accusations of anticompetitive conduct, including the recent rejection of a complaint by Google.

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Microsoft hires senior Linux engineer

http://www.linux-watch.com

Microsoft has quietly hired Tom Hanrahan, formerly the Linux Foundation's director of engineering, to become its Director of Linux Interoperability. As part of his responsibilities, Hanrahan will manage the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab that Microsoft began staffing up earlier this year.

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Former Microsoft Insider Speaks Out

http://www.thenixedreport.com

"Folks, Microsoft will do anything and everything to kill off any competitor, real or perceived. I've seen it. What they represent--the destruction of our freedom--is our enemy. I'm not a Linux zealot, or even a GNU/Linux zealot. I'm a Freedom zealot. And I fight for it every day."

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» What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"The bad news: Novell is becoming too reliant on Microsoft. And given the third version of the General Public License could hamper the partnership that’s no idle concern."

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Eating Dog Food

http://lxer.com

But what if your company is so high-profile in the PC industry that every internal move is noted by MS? What if MS is permanently on-site? What if MS pays your company (in one form or another) to keep their desktop standard internally? What if MS coerces your business...

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Microsoft Gets Novell Linux Code Ahead Of Open Source Community

http://www.informationweek.com

SEC document shows that Microsoft is entitled to receive key technical documentation from the Linux distributor -- even if that documentation is not generally available to open source software developers

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Much Ado About Microsoft's Surface Computer

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

It was just about the strangest call I’d ever received from Microsoft. “We have a new product we want to show you,” said the PR woman (I’m paraphrasing). “But we can’t tell you what it is, or even what category. But it’s truly revolutionary. It’s going to change the way people work with their computers.”

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