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FSFE in Samba case: Microsoft's defiance backfired

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Luxembourg, May 25 - FSFE played a key role at a Microsoft hearing before the European Union's General Court on Tuesday, helping explain the intricacies of Free Software servers.

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The Only Remaining Competition to Mobile Linux is Software Patents

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Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple are attacking mobile Linux using software patents, which may be their last resort in stopping world domination by mobile Linux

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Microsoft’s Top Competitors Are GNU/Linux or Users and Vendors of GNU/Linux

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In the enterprise market GNU/Linux seems to be Microsoft's most dominant threat, not Apple

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FSFE to users: Seize your freedom of choice!

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FSFE welcomes the arrival of greater competition in the web browser market. From today, Microsoft has to offer Windows users in Europe the possibility to choose among different browsers. This step puts into practice the company's settlement with the European Commission from December 2009. The Free Software Foundation Europe was an active participant in the Commission's investigation.

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Abusing Copyrights to Silence Critics, Control Customers, and Crush Competition

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Hardly a day goes by without yet another news story about creative uses of copyright, the DMCA, and generic attack lawyers to stifle free speech, criticism, and competition.

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Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

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[…] this reveals something incredibly important about the current thinking at Microsoft: that OpenOffice.org now figures almost as largely in the competitive landscape as does GNU/Linux, and the fact there are no less than *13* “district Linux and Open Office Compete Leads” focussing on what is described as "one of the biggest issues" for no less a person than Steve Ballmer.

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"Non-commercial" is NOT Free Software. Microsoft understands this

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Free Software Foundation Europe congratulates the European Commission on pushing Microsoft to give users greater choice between different browsers. "The selection screen will make users aware that they can make their own choices," says Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President. "We are glad that FSFE has helped the Commission to put limits to Microsoft's desktop monopoly."

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Let's keep eye on the ball

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Really soon the European Commission will finalize a settlement with Microsoft, possibly closing two big antitrust issues: the tying of the browser with Microsoft Windows and the withholding of interoperability information.

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Microsoft’s Nathan Myhrvold in 1998: GNU/Linux is a “Serious Competitor”

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"Highly confidential" memo from Microsoft's current patent troll shows Microsoft worrying about "Linux" even over a decade ago

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Linux vs Windows 7

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It's something of a tradition that we pit the latest version of Windows against our trusty old operating system. This isn't because we want to raise the profile of Windows, or ignite further flamewars on which is better or worse. It's about understanding the market and understanding the competition.

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How Bill Gates Denied Access to Office File Format Documentation to Stifle Competition

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Microsoft's former chairman shows the company's attitude towards accessible file formats and competition

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Why GNU/Linux is Microsoft’s #1 Desktop Threat, Shareholders Are Finally Being Informed

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As Microsoft's earnings fall by a third (again), the reasons are being further analysed and Microsoft investors warned

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Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft

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One thing that both Google and Apple share is that almost the instant that they announce a new product, the public loves it. That's partly because they tend to deliver winning products, but they don't always do so. Google has shuttered a number of projects from its labs, and its productivity applications are popular, but haven't come close to toppling Microsoft Office.

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MS to ship Windows 7 without IE, The EU is unimpressed

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Microsoft has announced Thursday that they intend to sell version of Windows 7 without the bundled Internet Explorer browser. The Idea is that PC manufacturers would then be free to bundle whatever browser they like with Windows.

The European Unions however is absolutely not impressed by Microsoft's move. It is clear that...

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Microsoft’s Latest Assaults on GNU/Linux, Free Software, and Open Standards

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Facing sheer pressure, Microsoft goes out of its way to harm its competition

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