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Microsoft strikes another deal - this time with Xandros

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will share technology with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source programs.

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Microsoft trounces pro-ODF forces in state battles over open document formats

http://www.computerworld.com

In a resounding victory for Microsoft Corp., bills seeking to mandate the use of open document formats by government agencies have been defeated in five states, and only a much-watered-down version of such legislation was signed into law in a sixth state.

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More Novell Exhibits: We Find Out What MS & Sun Paid SCO For

http://www.groklaw.net

Brace yourself, Sun fans. In Exhibit 60, SCO's Response to Novell's Inc.'s Interrogatory 15, dated April 6, 2007, paragraph 4, we learn that Microsoft and Sun paid for licenses that included a covenant not to sue, UnixWare rights, and incidental rights to the older UNIX System V source code. Sun paid ultimately $10 million and Microsoft paid $16.75 million.

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» What happens to Novell, post Microsoft?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

"The bad news: Novell is becoming too reliant on Microsoft. And given the third version of the General Public License could hamper the partnership that’s no idle concern."

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"Science" not to accept submissions in Microsoft Office 2007 format

http://www.robweir.com

In their own words:
"Because of changes Microsoft has made in its recent Word release that are incompatible with our internal workflow, which was built around previous versions of the software, Science cannot at present accept any files in the new .docx format produced through Microsoft Word 2007, either for initial submission or for revision."

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Microsoft Gets Novell Linux Code Ahead Of Open Source Community

http://www.informationweek.com

SEC document shows that Microsoft is entitled to receive key technical documentation from the Linux distributor -- even if that documentation is not generally available to open source software developers

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OLPC: Intel, Microsoft, and other "Experts" Just Don't Get It

http://webapps.saugus.k12.ca.us

The One Laptop per Child project has got to be one of the most controversial topics in both education and technology. The little green wonder has been incessantly discussed and debated, at once glorified for its ideals and derided for a host of perceived shortcomings.

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Why Novell Must Not Crash and Burn

http://www.linuxjournal.com

"Not since SCO has there been a company so reviled by the open source community as Novell following its deal with Microsoft.

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Much Ado About Microsoft's Surface Computer

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

It was just about the strangest call I’d ever received from Microsoft. “We have a new product we want to show you,” said the PR woman (I’m paraphrasing). “But we can’t tell you what it is, or even what category. But it’s truly revolutionary. It’s going to change the way people work with their computers.”

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Does Microsoft have Wine in its patent sights?

http://www.cbronline.com

Microsoft signed with Novell, and then got all "everyone else is violating our patents". This article talks about what was EXCLUDED from the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and the potential this has for a Microsoft attack.

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Microsoft, Novell, and "Clone Product" Lawsuits

http://arstechnica.com

"The MS/Novell deal specifically excludes patent protection for "clone products." In the agreement, a clone product is broadly defined as "a product (or major component thereof) of a Party that has the same or substantially the same features and functionality as a then-existing product (or major component thereof) of the other Party ...

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Ubuntu Founder Says Microsoft Not A Big Threat

http://www.techworld.com

Who says that Microsoft and free software developers are enemies?

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Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion free software play

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.

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