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Previous Article Barnes & Noble Blows The Lid Off Microsoft's Android Patent Squeeze

http://www.networkworld.com

B&N claims that all of these [exposed patents] are "trivial" and "insignificant" in terms of Android's use. They claim Microsoft is using these patents for minor functionality to hold Android hostage. It is not just licensing fee's either, ...

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Free history

I am a historian.

I've long studied ancient history. And modern history. Particularly since I've had access to the Free Internet.

The Free Internet opened my eyes to many aspects of history, like nothing before it.

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Submitted by lozz on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 02:00
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Does the Windows ballot screen for choosing a browser represent meaningful progress in Europe?

http://www.fsf.org

Thanks to the European Commission's antitrust like activities, European citizens will soon be presented with a ballot choice between twelve browsers when first using a newly purchased computer preloaded with the Microsoft Windows operating system. But is this really progress?

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Documentation Compliance Means MS Collecting Protocol Royalties

http://yro.slashdot.org

Microsoft may begin collecting royalties again for licensing some protocols because clear technical documentation is now available, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Richard Stallman is not the bad guy

http://boycottnovell.com

It appears to be open season for launching attacks on the head of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Matthew Stallman, the man who is in large measure responsible for the status that free and open source software enjoys today.

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Windows 7 Sins

http://windows7sins.org

A new campaign by the FSF outlines the 7 sins of Windows: 1. Poisoning education, 2. Invading privacy, 3. Monopoly behavior, 4 Lock-in, 5. Abusing standards, 6. Enforcing Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), 7. Threatening user security.
The campaign advocates to use Free Software instead of windows.

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The cost of monopoly in the cloud

http://maffulli.net

korean computer are self destroying: is that the cost of monopoly in the #cloud?

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Will the real monopolist please stand up?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

That didn’t take long. The lawyers already are issuing statements over the Microsoft bid for Yahoo.

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Socialist Party Netherlands wants to abolish Windows monopoly

http://mckooiker.byethost5.com

Arda Gerkens, member of the Socialist Party in the Dutch government, wants people to be able to choose their operating system. Now people barely have that freedom and if you want to remove Windows, you can do so, but you loose the money you paid for Windows.

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Europe Says Bye to OS Monopoly

http://www.madpenguin.org

Looks like Europe is collectively ready to bring Microsoft's monopoly down so that other OS options will have a chance to flourish. Well, at least one group of like-minded people have managed to begin clearing the playing field some.

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Why the Unbundling Windows Sceptics are Wrong

http://www.cybersource.com.au

Numerous industry observers have long-called for the adoption of policies by competition regulators which will spur competition in the personal computer operating system platform market - a market which has had a Microsoft choke-hold, gained through legally dubious business practices, over the past 20 years.

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Lord, what fools these mortals be!

http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com

I open up the virtual newspaper this morning, and what should be printed on the front web page but a link to an article that proclaims "US Department of Justice and five States have declared themselves satisfied with the antitrust enforcement efforts taken against Microsoft." The article, from CBRonline, goes on to quote the following reasons why the DoJ feels that competition is increasing...

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