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CNET Senility of the Day: Sun Buying Novell

http://boycottnovell.com

It's hard to take CNET seriously. Megatrolls from CNET tend to include people like Don Reisinger, who generate outrageous headlines just to flame and receive attention. It's sad to see similar nonsense from Matt Asay. His suggestion is so absurd that it's hardly worth repeating and Savio Rodrigues has already swept it aside.

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Ubuntu accuses Microsoft of Linux netbook FUD

http://blogs.computerworld.com

When Microsoft employee, Brandon LeBlanc announced that Microsoft ruled the netbook world, he was exaggerating, shall we say, just a wee bit. I was going to stomp on him but Chris Kenyon of Canonical, the business that stands behind Ubuntu, beat me to it.

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Microsoft, FUD and the netbook market

http://blog.canonical.com

Brandon Le Blanc from Microsoft posted an interesting post about Netbooks and Linux last week. While we agreed with his comments about customers wanting choice and looking for outstanding hardware options, we disagree with much of his analysis and unsurprisingly the overall ’spin’ of the post.

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Computer Science Student Targeted for Criminal Investigation for Allegedly Sending Email

http://www.eff.org

Boston - A Boston College computer science student has asked a Massachusetts court to quash an invalid search warrant for his dorm room that resulted in campus police illegally seizing several computers, an iPod, a cell phone, and other technology.

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Novell and the Linux Foundation Legitimise a Microsoft Shill (IDC|IDG)

http://boycottnovell.com

IDC attacks Microsoft's opponents at its behest and Linux establishments respond in the wrong way - adding negative to a negative

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Canonical vs. Microsoft: Netbook Cat Fight

http://www.workswithu.com

The VAR Guy loves cat fights as much as the next guy. Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie? Classic but a bit dated. Canonical vs. Microsoft? Not quite as sexy, but certainly timely and just as much fun. The latest spat involves Canonical dismissing Microsoft's claims in the netbook market.

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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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Microsoft Pays Professor to Write a Paper Against IBM’s GNU/Linux-Powered Mainframes

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MICROSOFT'S "academic kickbacks" are no news to us. Microsoft pays hundreds of dollars to professors who secretly promote its products (and bullies those who don't). Microsoft was doing almost exactly the same thing to throw fire at the GNU GPL version 3. The company from Redmond routinely pays academia to promote its agenda and here is the very latest example which comes from the New York Times.

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Beware of so-called Linux proponents

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

Every now and then you stumble across a blog that is run by a so-called Linux enthusiast. But when you start to look a little closer, you will see that they spread the SOFUD.

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Microsoft Still Misleads Developers and Redefines ‘Open’

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A quick look at ways in which Microsoft markets its closed ecosystem under misleading banners. THERE are all sorts of articles out there that can truly bother one's mind. For starters, Microsoft's latest spin on "Open" XML is being deconstructed by Andre...

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A Deeper Look at TomTom’s Patent Case Against Microsoft

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Can Microsoft navigate its way out of this one? Summary: A detailed overview and some analysis of TomTom's countersuit.

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RMS "Broke into Microsoft and Stole Software"...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

...that, at least, is what this deranged story in the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper claims.

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The Top 12 Myths About Linux

http://www.linfo.org

Title say it all .

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Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

http://www.daniweb.com

Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

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Created by mmclarkson 5 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 41 weeks ago
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Looking At Microsoft's Fat Patents Through Bilski Glasses

http://endsoftpatents.org

Yesterday, Microsoft attacked free software and GNU/Linux users with software patent claims against the Tom Tom Navigator and its implementation of the FAT file system. But do they have a sword or a wet rag?

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