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Microsoft Gives OIN the Cold Shoulder

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft has no current plans to join the Open Innovation Network, a move that some in the free and open-source community have suggested would benefit them both.
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Is a Linux Civil War in the Making?

http://www.eweek.com

Microsoft's partnership with Novell got a lot of people in the open-source community fired up. Since then, Microsoft's Linux deals with Linspire and Xandros have just thrown gasoline on the fire. Now, it appears that Red Hat, the leading Linux company and the most vocal opponent to Microsoft wheeling and dealing, tried to make its own deal with Microsoft before the Novell one was released.

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No discussion topics were cut off by the OOXML Contradiction Period

http://www.sutor.com

I’m hearing reports that people in national standards bodies are being told blatantly false information about what they can and cannot discuss during the current JTC1 Fast Track process for OOXML.

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New York legislators keep e-voting software in public hands

http://www.computerworld.com

With this year's New York Senate and Assembly session now ended, local voting activists are chalking up a victory for the public at the expense of Microsoft Corp. and the e-voting industry.

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Does Google Have Another Move in Vista Chess Game?

http://technewsworld.com

Google's protests over the way desktop search is handled in Microsoft's Vista OS have so far fallen on deaf ears. A U.S. district judge denied Google's request to extend Microsoft's antitrust agreement with federal and state governments, essentially saying the matter was none of Google's business. The judge suggested that Google appeal to DoJ, which has shown no sympathy for the search giant.

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Red Hat CEO says he talked patents with Microsoft - washingtonpost.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Red Hat's CEO, Matthew Szulik, has confirmed that Red Hat has held negotiations with Microsoft about exclusive patent deals. He refused to say whether they were still negotiating.

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The world can live without Microsoft

http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtarget.com

India. China. Japan. Brazil. Munich, Germany. Russia. The list goes on. [...] The question? Try this: What are some of the nations of the world that have dumped Microsoft Windows in lieu of the Linux operating system?

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What is Microsoft's real agenda for the Linux community?

http://tech.blorge.com

With Mandriva and others rejecting Microsoft's Linux payoff deal, there is a lot of talk lately about Microsoft's new Patent Infringement Protection Plan and how it might not be the “you scratch our backs and we won't stab you in yours” plan that it was initially thought to be."

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Microsoft pays star writers to recite slogan

http://valleywag.com

John Battelle's ad network has roped in some of its star writers to an ad campaign on behalf of Microsoft's "people-ready" catchphrase. In the ads, and the companion site built by Federated Media, Michael Arrington explains how his Techcrunch site became "people-ready". "When is a business people ready?" asks Gigaom's Om Malik.

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Microsoft, Linux Distros Get Cozy: Let's Get Scared

http://www.osweekly.com

"First we had Novell jumping onboard with Microsoft, and then came a cooperative deal with Xandros. Now we have Linspire following the trend and I’m left wondering: should we be worried? Many of you may point out that it is merely a handful of companies, but I see this differently."

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Has Linux adoption stabilised?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

Looking at the w3school OS Statistics it shows that linux has been pretty much stable in its usage for the last couple of years. Does this mean that us Linux fanboyz are all talk and no action? If Linux has stabilised in its adoption then where are all the new users? Windows Vista has been increasing rapidly and is just about to surpass Linux

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Struggling Linux Distributors Find Profitable New Product: Anti-Linux FUD

http://boycottnovell.com

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt require money to exist and to be spread. When Shane wrote about the economics of FUD he was not necessarily referring to one’s ability to buy FUD from Linux companies. As we looked closer, however, it became evident that Microsoft simply paid Linux distributors to insinuate that Linux requires legal protection.

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Free software wars re-ignite

http://www.financialexpress.com

The world of corporate computing seems to be preparing for a paradigm shift. Free and open source software movement claims to be making fresh inroads into corporates. Microsoft has also upped its ante, claiming lower cost of ownership and the patents open source software violates.

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Microsoft sponsors FOSS event in Sri Lanka

http://www.foss.lk

Toward the bottom of the page are a list of sponsors for the event. Microsoft is a gold sponsor along with Intel. Google, though, is a platinum sponsor. What is MS up to?

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Mandriva CEO: We Will Not 'Pay Protection Money'

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Mandriva has become the third major Linux distributor to publicly announce it has no intention to join Microsoft in licensing and non-litigation pacts. Red Hat and Ubuntu have made similar statements, while Novell, Xandros and Linspire have partnered with Microsoft in sharing licensed technology and agreeing not to sue each other over possible patent infringements.

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