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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

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Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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Mozilla exec tells Microsoft, Google and Apple to 'stop being evil'

http://www.pcr-online.biz

A representative of Firefox web browser developer Mozilla, has criticised computing giants for ‘unwanted plug-ins’ installed by the companies into the Firefox browser. “Why do they think this is okay?

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The bad guys are worried - did we win?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently two pieces of first class anti-free software diatribe hit the headlines. The first is Microsoft’s “please don’t use OpenOffice.org” video and the second is Steve Jobs’ anti-Android rant. Both are pretty shallow attempts at deflection and have been rightly called out as actually endorsing the subject of the attack as a valid opponent.

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Intellectual Ventures and Other Microsoft-affiliated Groups Are Poisoning Linux With Patents

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New examples of patent trolls and patent boosters (possibly even lobbyists) putting a form of patent tax on the de facto universal platform which is free Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, which is funded and made with Microsoft’s investments (Myhrvold is Microsoft’s former CTO), is expanding the pyramid scheme by signing a patent deal with HTC. The Register says:

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Eye on Patents: Broken System as Shown by New Evidence

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Additional signs of a dysfunctional system which grants and manages patents too poorly
We lack the time to cover all the patent stories which seem to matter, so here is just a list of links.

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Microsoft and Attachmate were not Novell's destiny

http://www.theregister.co.uk

theregister.co.uk: Novell, a collection of mostly legacy software businesses, has announced that it will be devoured by another collection of legacy software businesses, Attachmate.
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Nichi Vendola explains (but does he?) his Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft

http://stop.zona-m.net

The day after signing a Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft, Nichi Vendola, president of the Puglia Region in Italy, published an explanation on the website of its party. Unfortunately, he doesn't really explains much.

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Intel Is Dead on the Desktop, Says ARM Co-Founder

http://www.pcworld.com

Its days are numbered and the downfall of the Wintel monopoly has been forecast for some time. Intel has indeed lost significant ground to ARM chips, and Microsoft faces equally annoying competition from the likes of Google's Android, which is climbing onboard practically every computer that isn't a desktop PC or server.

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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

http://apple.slashdot.org

The phone's integration with MS Exchange automatically gives the server admin access to do remote wipes. All you have to do is configure the phone to receive email from an MS Exchange server and the server admin can wipe all your data at will.

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R.I.P Microsoft Windows?

http://compaspascal.blogspot.com

Microsoft is usually very good at presenting new products years ahead of the actual launch - but there continues to be a very remarkable absence of a single strategy for support of Windows applications or Windows as a well integrated desktop.

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Dark horse Attachmate buys Novell, Microsoft helps

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Attachmate has agreed to acquire Novell for $6.10 per share in cash. Attachmate, which got its start as a terminal emulation company in 1982, is privately held. Its primary owners are the private equity firms Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo.

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Shocking: Did the W3C Sell Out to Microsoft?

http://www.tomshardware.com

It’s the official HTML5 test that praises IE9's HTML5 features. The W3C has spoken, the IE9 is the best HTML5 browser. But my question is: How credible can the test be, if you discredit it yourself and if you quietly change the results?

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What Microsoft Linux Would Mean

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My son who is a Linux user and advocate and I had this conversation about five years ago. I think that it was even before Microsoft and Novell struck a deal. It was pre-Vista because we thought that Microsoft’s next OS could be Linux-based. We thought that it would happen, but are still waiting. (I’m being a Devil’s advocate, so don’t take me seriously or send hate messages)

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Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent netbooks from using Android

http://www.digitimes.com

Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer being targets in an actual attempt to prevent the two vendors from adopting Android and Chrome OS for their netbook and tablet PCs, according to Taiwan-based makers.

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A response to microsoft’s a few perspectives on openoffice.org

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Okay So I am sure that we all have heard saw this bomb of a video that Microsoft has unleashed on the world. Apparently when your own product is really crappy the only way you can get ahead is by making these little videos attacking non-profit opensource projects like the Openoffice community.

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