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Gartner, Open Source, and Microsoft

http://www.intelligententerprise.com

I received Gartner e-mail this week marketing their up-coming open-source summit. The message contains gems that illuminate Gartner's perspective on open source and the larger IT world.

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Windows users are whiners

http://thebeez.vnunetblogs.com

"Linux is hard to install" - You probably bought a computer with Windows preinstalled and bought a new one when it came to a grinding halt. Next time try reinstalling it from scratch, drivers and applications included.

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Apache loses more ground in latest Netcraft report

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

In a February report from Web site tracking and analysis firm Netcraft, the Apache Web server dipped below 60% market share for the first time since September 2002. Subsequent monthly reports indicated that the downward trend had continued unabated.

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Open XML Suffers a Setback on the Road to ISO Ratification

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft has suffered a setback in the quest to have its Open XML document format approved as an ISO standard. A vote on July 13 by the committee established to formulate the United States' position on whether or not to support the application for ISO approval failed to achieve the two-thirds majority necessary to approve the move.

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Microsoft Will Support ODF If It Doesn't 'Restrict Choice Among Formats'

http://www.betanews.com

n a policy document specifically timed for release this afternoon, Microsoft's general managers for interoperability, Tom Robertson and Jean Paoli, make a play for ownership of the standards issue facing users of competing document formats, by saying the company would support ratification of its own Open XML format along with OpenDocument Format (ODF) as ISO standards, if and only if doing so woul

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Novell Relishes Pact with Microsoft

http://reddevnews.com

RDN's Executive Editor, Features Jeffrey Schwartz talked about the Microsoft-Novell deal with Justin Steinman, Novell's director of product marketing for Linux and open platform solutions, at TecháEd. Steinman was involved in negotiating the terms of the deal and offers his insights on Microsoft's actions, the impact of the agreements on Linux development and more.

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OOXML does not buy its way in Italy

http://www.piana.eu

lso in Italy we are discussing if the Office Open XML format (the XML format which replicates the working of MS Office 2007) is to be approved as an ISO standard (ISO/IEC DIS 29500), with a "fast track" procedure. For several reasons this would seem unacceptable. Many are indeed the unanswered questions on the standard.

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Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal

http://www.informationweek.com

Microsoft says software that's licensed under GPLv3 isn't covered by the patent protection deal it recently signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire.

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EU court to rule on Microsoft on Sept. 17

http://news.com.com

A European court confirmed on Tuesday that it will rule on September 17 on whether software giant Microsoft broke European Union antitrust regulations.

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Microsoft and Red Hat continue partnership dance

http://www.linux-watch.com

Intellectual property may be off the table, for now, but it sure seems like Red Hat and Microsoft are still dancing around coming to some kind of partnership relationship.

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5 Things Windows Does Better Than Linux (Or Apple!)

http://os-zen.com

Okay, this guy is REALLY stretching... and he does admit he was looking for ten things but couldn't find them. And the five points that he did come out with have been taken apart repeatedly in the comments...

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Critic bashes Massachusetts on Open XML proposal

http://www.networkworld.com

"With about a week remaining to collect comments on a plan to adopt Ecma’s Open XML standard, Massachusetts is mum on how the issue is fairing, but some who disagree with the action are already voicing their opinion publicly."

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About Massachusetts... Updated

http://www.groklaw.net

"You know how I always tell you when I make a mistake? Well, it looks like I made one when I told you that I didn't think Massachusetts would care what you said in any emails about Microsoft's OfficeOpen XML specification (now Ecma 376) being proposed as an addition to their list of usable "open standards". I'm hearing that they are reading the emails and will take them seriously."

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Making Linux interoperable

http://www.expresscomputeronline.com

Maarten Koster, President, Novell Asia Pacific, talks to Kushal Shah about the different strategies adopted by Novell and the company’s partnership with Microsoft.

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Open Source Is Dead, Long Live Open Patents?

http://www.informationweek.com

I've been trying to make sense out of the new Version 3 of the General Public License and I've got to tell you, I can't yet.

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