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Microsoft is Contacting Publications, Asking Them to Add More Anti-Linux Slant

http://techrights.org

Microsoft is once again on a special tour wherein it pressures popular Web sites to include patent FUD against Android; Apple's bullying of bloggers leads to dissent

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Software Patents Imperialism

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Further evidence that those supporting software patents are front groups of giant corporations (seeking to tighten a monopoly) and patent lawyers who treat software patents as additional income

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Microsoft says Android infringes its patents - HTC pays up.

http://www.engadget.com

Microsoft believes that elements from both the user interface and the underlying operating system are in violation of its rights.

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Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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Things need to change and Apple needs to be seen for what it really is: a threat to innovation and freedom. For as long as anyone can remember Microsoft has been seen as the primary enemy of free and open source software (FOSS).

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Chem4Word Should Support Free Software Platforms/Office Suites to Better Qualify as Free Software

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Chem4Word is an example of Free software which is trapped deep inside Microsoft's proprietary cage and needs rescuing

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Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Does the Microsoft-HTC patent agreement mean we can expect to see Microsoft weigh in on the Apple vs. HTC patent infringement matter? Or is the Microsoft-HTC deal just one more example (with more mobile-phone makers possibly to come) of Linux companies attempting to head off potential Microsoft lawsuits involving Linux?

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The Hobbyists OS

http://thistleweb.co.uk

Microsoft's army of apologists like to spread the word that Linux is a "hobbyists OS", so this post is a look at what that means and why it's a label more suited to Windows. The attack is meant to draw attention to the fact that anyone can write code which appears in Linux, inferring the quality of the code is dubious. Basically, it can't be good quality if people outside the corporation write it.

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Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Everybody's suing everybody! ... None of the major companies really seem to take patents seriously. ... And why should they take patents serious? The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents for vague ideas, obvious processes and usage models and even the most mundane software user interface conventions.

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The real, and unusual, story between Microsoft and Piracy

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In a recent post at Pcmag titled "CSI Redmond: How Microsoft Tracks Down Pirates", the author tells a long, suspenseful and obviously MS-sympathetic tale about Microsoft's epic battles against "criminals and pirates".

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USPTO Starts Rejecting Software Patents While Germany Approves MS’s

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Software patents apparently encounter new barriers in the USPTO, whereas in Europe there is a reversal which seems to contradict EPO rules

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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Facebook Joins Microsoft’s War on ODF

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An announcement from Mark Zuckerberg reveals his true colours and long known connections with Microsoft; Oracle’s bizarre decision regarding the ODF plug-in for Office is debated further

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Smearing Free Software is a Terrible Business/Marketing Strategy

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FUD tactics or cheap shots against Free(dom) software no longer jives well with Jive Software

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Xandros Shows Death by Microsoft

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"It should be widely known by now. No matter why, when and where, join MS and you will be dead." Abe
Richard Hillesley has just published "The lost world of the Xandros desktop," which is an article that looks at Xandros' past and present.

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Why Apple and Microsoft Operating Systems Are Unethical: New Examples

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How proprietary software disables freedom and discourages solidarity, based on the actions of Apple and Microsoft

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