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Why Red Hat doesn't need a deal with Microsoft

http://www.linux.com

The trade press reported a lot of rumors this past week about the chances for a patent protection pact between Red Hat and Microsoft similar to the agreements Microsoft negotiated with Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. Red Hat doesn't appear to be interested in the least. Here's why.

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Open XML/ODF translation work progresses

http://www.desktoplinux.com

What does Xandros get out of its recent deal with Microsoft? Well, for one thing, the well-known Linux desktop distributor will get Open XML/ODF translators for OpenOffice.
--- Sounds like FUD to me. What was stopping Xandros from using the converter before, since it's free software? [Merc]

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The Distros Microsoft Missed

http://www.linuxtoday.com

"Like most of you, I was more than a little surprised when Linspire decided to join the Microsoft patent protection ring."

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Yahoo Censoring Open Source

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According to avid Yahoo'er, Amanda Kerik, Yahoo seems to have developed a policy of censoring answers in their "Yahoo! Answers" service, if that answer contains a suggestion to use Open Source alternatives to Microsoft software.

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Pleeease buy Vista, begs Microsoft

http://www.theinquirer.net

THERE ARE SIGNS of desperation at Redmond as Microsoft tries desperately to get punters to buy its latest operating system Vista.

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Linux Leaders Unfazed by Microsoft

http://www.redherring.com

Open source software leaders said Wednesday they were unfazed by suggestions that Microsoft is attempting to divide the community and threaten it with lawsuits.

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Microsoft: We patch faster than Apple, Novell, Red Hat - LinuxWorld

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Windows users were at risk for in-the-wild vulnerabilities fewer days on average last year than users of rival operating systems from Apple, Novell, Red Hat and Sun, a Microsoft executive claimed.

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Nine days left for patent deals

http://www.itwire.com.au

"There are exactly nine days left for Microsoft to get other Linux companies to sign up for patent cross-licensing deals. The GPLv3 is set to be published on June 29 and once that is done, any new deal will be subject to the terms which it includes."

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What MS Could Gain from OSS and Linux

http://www.osweekly.com

Last time, we discussed Microsoft, their approach to protecting patents and why the enforcement of this is going to cost them much more than just some market share. Today, we will be taking this a step further by examining what they are losing out on by continuing with their dinosaur approach to creative property.

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Microsoft taps Philippines for open-source initiatives

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Microsoft recently tapped the Philippines for its open source initiative citing mobility applications and e-commerce as some of the potential open source areas, according to Bill Hiff, general manager for platform strategy of Microsoft Corporation. His visit in the country also marks the launch of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative and Customer Platform Value Campaigns.

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Ubuntu, Red Hat reject Microsoft patent deal

http://www.zdnet.com.au

Red Hat, the largest Linux vendor, and Ubuntu-maker Canonical have both rejected calls from Microsoft to forge a deal similar to the one the Redmond giant signed with Linux distributors Novell, Xandros, and Linspire.

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Could Microsoft Be Going Open Source: Through Linux?

http://theeternaluniverse.blogspot.com

"Could it be that Microsoft is finally facing the reality that: the future is one of open source and if they act now, through deals, they can painlessly become a part of it?"

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Linux inner circle disregards Microsoft's patent play

http://www.infoworld.com

"The Linux faithful might be staring down the barrel of another round of Microsoft's legal taunts, but at last week's Linux Foundation Summit, the reaction was more ho-hum than oh-no."

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Paying for software you can’t use – is Microsoft really good for schools?

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"It’s not the first time we’ve come across a case of Microsoft attempting to charge schools for software that they cannot use."

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CEO of Mandriva: We will not go to Canossa - No deal with Microsoft

http://corp.mandriva.com

Novell, Xandros and Linspire have signed well publicized agreements with Microsoft. Rumors on the Web have hinted that Mandriva might be next on the list. Mandriva believes in interoperability, which must be based on open standards, like ODF. They also believe that software patent threats are just FUD. So no deal with Microsoft from Mandriva.

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