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ODF is Winning in Europe; ‘Microsoft Press’ Spreads ODF FUD as OpenOffice.org Passes to Oracle

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Victories for ODF, especially in Denmark; other developments that bring about better ODF support, still facing the usual FUD from Redmond

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Why Ubuntu GNU/Linux Should Not Make Microsoft Even Stronger

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Former Microsoft employee announces that Canonical will send Ubuntu users to Microsoft's datacentres and herein we explain why it's a big mistake that will alienate users

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Microsoft Signs Deal with Acacia and Builds More Patent Walls Against Linux

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An accumulation of new information about Microsoft's i4i fallout and use of software patents against its most potent competition, GNU/Linux

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Denmark ditches Microsoft and goes with ODF

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year. The decision to axe Microsoft’s Office document formats won cross-party support.

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Google will be the next Microsoft

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Considering its market share in search and advertising, how and why Google is able to avoid more severe antitrust scrutiny, considering IBM's and Microsoft's run-ins with anti-monopoly commissions around the world, is unknown.

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New Zealand School Shows Microsoft the Door

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Familiarity undoubtedly ranks among the largest barriers to open source adoption — software, like so many other things, is habit-forming. Much of that familiarity, at least among younger users, comes from the prevalence of proprietary applications in education, an area awash with government regulations, competitive bidding, and its own habit-induced hangups.

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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

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Video About Patent Trolls (from a Patent Firm)

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"Ballad of the Patent Troll" - video criticising the likes of Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft's patent troll

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Why Microsoft Suddenly Wanted to Be More Interoperable - Comes v. MS Exh. 7068 Tells Us

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Guess why Microsoft suddenly decided it wanted to be more interoperable? It's so it can get customers to quit using Linux and switch to Windows & .NET.

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Microsoft Continues to Sabotage GNU/Linux Installations Using ‘Updates’

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Microsoft kindly reminds the public that there is no "new Microsoft" as it keeps removing people's choices and denying them access to their GNU/Linux partition/s

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Indian Activists Fight Back Against MS Patents

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The LUG of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi complains about attempts by Microsoft to poison Indian standards with software patents; LCA receives a wakeup call regarding Novell's malfunctioning Mono

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Microsoft Attacks Linux-powered Devices with Patents Once Again, Unprovoked

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TiVo is preemptively sued by Microsoft for alleged patent violation and Microsoft's PR puts together some lies to disguise the real cause

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Firefox, Opera downloads surge after IE security scare

http://www.smh.com.au

Internet browsers Firefox and Opera have experienced a massive surge in downloads since the security flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) was exposed.

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Microsoft to Mobile Customers: Choice is a Bad Thing (and Linux will Lose)

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Last week, David Coursey reported that Microsoft entertainment and devices boss Robbie Bach made the prediction in an analyst briefing that Linux on mobile will lose. Why? It’s choice is a bad thing for customers and that there is too much Linux in the mobile marketplace. By Bach’s count there are 17 variants of Linux available on mobile phones. He sees this as a bad thing for customers.

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How Microsoft Exploits the Term “Open Source” to Marginalise Freedom

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Another timely reminder emphasising the need to dodge ambiguous terms that are easier to exploit

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