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“Money Trumps Justice”, Vendor Control Trumps Truth

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An analysis of how Microsoft controlled the British press and committees, using wealth

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Sanity check: Has Eric Schmidt finally outmanuevered Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer?

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When Eric Schmidt left his job as the chairman and CEO of Novell to become the top executive at Google in 2001 he privately told journalist John Battelle that one of the things he was looking forward to was no longer competing with Microsoft.

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Gates goes to Washington as US OOXML decision nears

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Microsoft's last-minute lobbying in the US on behalf of its Office Open XML document format included a visit by outgoing chairman Bill Gates to a US Congressional committee last week.

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Programmers Guild rebuts Bill Gates call for more H-1b visas

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The Programmers Guild disputes that more H-1b visas would benefit "U.S. global competitiveness," and they would represent undue competition for Americans seeking jobs in this recessionary job market.

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Bill Gates: U.S. at risk of losing status as global leader

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Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., told the House Science Committee Wednesday that America's "position as the global leader in innovation is at risk."

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Microsoft gives away 85 million PCs...on a subscription basis

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I hadn't heard of Microsoft's Unlimited Potential program, but Microsoft is using it to seed the Russian and adjacent markets with subscription-based PCs that customers can use. It's a clever way for Microsoft to seed developing markets with its Vista operating system, at a compelling price.

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Bill Gates’ Retirement Merely a Political Lock-in Crusade

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In the past week alone, Windows deals in Dubai, in Paris and even in Greece were announced not quite by Microsoft, but by Bill Gates, who had met politicians. We seem to recall press releases suggesting so — giving Gates all the credit. This was a not technical decision as much as a political one. Here is the latest news from Greece, which we have not covered yet (follow the links to find the rest).

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Does anybody care about Mr. Gates’s visit in Paris?

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"I think this is a question worth asking. Although this links to an article in French, you’ll probably get the idea: Bill Gates is visiting my beautiful city, Paris, just like many other well-known figures the U.S have brought to the world, such as Britney Spears, Georges W. Bush and Mr Potato. The major difference with them is that Bill Gates did not have to avoid mobs of curious people or fans (although I think Mr Potato managed to spend some time pretty much anonymously ).

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"Kinder capitalism"? It's called open source, Mr. Gates. You should try it

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Bill Gates welcomed the world to a new breed of "kinder capitalism" at Davos this week. Conveniently forgetting his past, Mr. Gates declared:
"We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well."

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Bill Gates is NOT Satan, Says Satan

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HADES -- Sick and tired of hearing various "Bill Gates is Satan" jokes, the Prince of Darkness today issued an edict demanding an end to such friviolities.

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Bill Gates Invades the Land of Linus, Uses Dumping Techniques

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One of the most FOSS-friendly countries in the world, where Firefox boasts a market share of almost 50%, has just heard about a little visit involving Mr. Gates himself. As I’ve argued for about a year, his retirement will involve a great deal of lobbying, which makes it not truly a retirement per se but more of a role change.

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Should open source cheer Gates’ swan song?

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The Elvis of PC software has left the building. Bill Gates’ announcement he will no longer do CES keynotes overshadowed anything else he said, and for good reason.

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Blogger presses Gates for IE8 answers

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Developers chastise Microsoft for not keeping browser upgrade promises, for not supporting crucial Web standards, and for not keeping them in the loop

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Gates & Shuttleworth: What Rich People Are Doing for Education

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Although I certainly respect Bill and Melinda Gates for what they do (how many billionaires do you see doing the charitable works they have been doing?), they and Microsoft are not the only ones working towards this goal.

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Microsoft Looks for the Big Guns in OOXML In-Fighting

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Bill Gates has reportedly been making phone calls to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce to push the American National Standards Institute to ignore the votes of its advisory committees and vote "yes" on ISO standardizing Microsoft's Open Office XML (OOXML) format, the one in competition with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) pushed by IBM and Sun.

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