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Software Patents Complication Shows Why Linux Needs the FSF

http://boycottnovell.com

Contrary to common misconceptions, the FSF's philosophy and work actually defend Linux from the patent attacks it currently faces from Apple, Microsoft, and possibly their henchmen at Intellectual Ventures

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Created by komrad 4 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 38 weeks ago
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IMAX — Not Just Apple — Attacks Free Software With Software Patents

http://boycottnovell.com

Another legal attack against Free software comes in the form of a threat (issued against Sandy3D) and Apple's reason for suing Android seems like gradual iPhone defeat (Linux is winning)

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Apple's Patent Attack

http://lwn.net

Software patents have long been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community; patents are by far the biggest restraint on our ability to program our own computers. Those who worry about these things have expected that attacks might come from patent trolls, or from software companies with fading prospects.

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 4 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 39 weeks ago
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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

http://jonathanischwartz.wordpress.com

In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple’s IP.” (IP = Intellectual Property = patents, trademarks and copyrights.) If we moved forward to commercialize it, “I’ll just sue you.” My response was simple.

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Virtualization: An easy way to kill Apple's HTC lawsuit

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Intel's Wind River Hypervisor and technologies like it could usher in a new age of Device-agnostic Smartphone Operating Systems and unprecedented customer choice

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Of the powers we choose to lose

http://www.libervis.com

How I came full circle from being a Free Software purist to totally rejecting the sentiment and back to appreciating at least one aspect of it: the preservation of personal power of the user.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Scared of Apple

http://www.cracked.com

Let's just say it: Nobody has changed the way we interact with technology like Apple has over the last 10 years. Even if the iPad turns out to be the disaster that many are anticipating, Steve Jobs will still be seen as the hero who turns top-end technology into friendly little gadgets even your grandma can use.

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Linux has reached the Apple buzz of 1976 and Microsoft knows it.

http://www.buntfu.com

Understanding Apple vs Microsoft of the past can prepare Linux for the road ahead. It teaches us what to expect from Microsoft once the buzz hits a certain level. We can expect some underhanded, ulterior motives while we get a big smile and buddy handshake.

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The end of the iPod, the cult of gPodder and the beacon of freedom

http://insidesocal.com

Some people think the iPod and iTunes are podcasting and portable, digital music. Others chafe at the restrictions placed upon the user by Apple. Count me among the latter.

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Apple Helps Microsoft Attack Google’s Linux While Google Spreads GNU/Linux, ODF

http://boycottnovell.com

Mishmash of news; Apple's helping hand to Microsoft is reappearing now that GNU/Linux and ODF gain traction, partly thanks to Google

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FreeBSD Shines While Apple Fails

http://www.serverwatch.com

Apple is making a lot of money these days. The more money it makes, the greater the contempt for its customers it seems to display.

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Apple Likely to Lose Developers, Microsoft Wants Free Software Developers (for Windows)

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Developers slowly realise that they are being bamboozled and exploited by Apple; Microsoft treats developers similarly, but it incentivises for defection away from GNU/Linux

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Apple Keeps Losing to GNU/Linux Because of Draconian Attitude

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Apple has retention issues with users due to excessive lock-in and control; Snow Leopard suffers from more bugs

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Control Issues: Why Apple Doesn’t Want You to Use Linux

http://www.chicagocarless.com

Boy, what a tempest I discovered when I posted last week about my disillusionment with Apple Computer and my ongoing migration from OS X to the new and well-reviewed Windows 7. This week I’ve been taking a closer look at Linux.

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Top 5 iPod Alternatives for Linux Users

http://www.learningubuntu.com

The iPod is not supported officially by Apple on Linux. Why support them when there are better alternatives?

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