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Can open source save the doctor-patient relationship?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Over at my health care blog, I’m asking whether open source is the cure for what ails health care IT.

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People power can come down mighty hard on Microsoft

http://canberra.yourguide.com.au

A fine of $810 million sounds like a lot of money. That is what Microsoft was fined for anti-competitive conduct. The fine by the European Commission was upheld this week by the European Court of First Instance.

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Regulating Microsoft

http://www.nytimes.com

Microsoft’s resounding defeat in a European antitrust case establishes welcome principles that should be adopted in the United States as guideposts for the future development of the information economy.

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When the standards are this low, no one wins

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

This Sunday, September 2, is the deadline for votes from 150 or so national bodies on whether the ECMA standard based on Microsoft Office Open XML formats should be approved by ISO.

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Why Microsoft fears open source more than other proprietary vendors do

http://blogs.cnet.com

A thought hit me this morning while I was reading through Microsoft's latest garbage-fodder (also known as "research") on OOXML and Sharepoint. Here is the world's largest software company taking potshots at open source, which maybe affects 0.001% of its revenues today. If that.

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Microsoft buys and sells its version of the "facts" on Sharepoint, OOXML

http://news.com.com

Wow. I guess when you have more cash than taste you can afford to buy research reports that say all sorts of nice things about you. Open-source companies have to rely on things like products that please customers; Microsoft can afford to ramrod research down customers' throats.

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The OSI, Microsoft, and history

http://news.com.com

It's almost funny (almost) to see how out-of-context my words can be taken. On one side, I can have Microsoft calling me to ask me to not criticize the company as I so often do (here and here and here and here and here and here and here and....you get the point).

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When Buying PCs, Always Bring your Live CD!

http://www.manchicken.com

Next time you go into Best Buy or Circuit City or $RETAILER, why don’t you bring your Kubuntu Live CD (okay, you can bring an Ubuntu Live CD if you really want) with you? I did that today, and it actually went really well. Here’s the story.

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Redmond On The Ropes

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

The idea of Microsoft profiting from your work and code makes me feel like I have something slimy and stinking all over me. It's not enough for them to lie and steal their way partially to the top...they have turned our own philosophies and licenses upon us and used them to their benefit.

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Delay in SCO justice gives Microsoft hope

http://blogs.zdnet.com

SCO lost. Novell owns the UnixWare copyrights SCO claimed. So does this mean any legal threat from Microsoft against Linux is over? I don’t think so. Here’s why.

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The open-source community's double standard on MySQL

http://blogs.cnet.com

Deja vu. Remember 2002? That's when Red Hat decided to split its code into Red Hat Advanced Server (now Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and Fedora.

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Linux seen vying with Windows for platform dominance

http://www.infoworld.com

"Linux Foundation director sees Linux entering second stage of growth and a computing world dominated by two platforms."

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Microsoft Still King Over GNU/Linux... For Now

http://blue-gnu.biz

Red Herring may have proclaimed Microsoft the reigning king over GNU/Linux. But the claim is hyped - and temporary.

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Good Son, Bad Son

http://www.linuxtoday.com

"A couple of weeks ago, my mom got a bee in her bonnet about no longer being able to connect to her favorite web sites, due to the age of her browser and operating system."

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Microsoft's overtures towards open source show just how scared it is

http://www.theinquirer.net

"THE VOLE is submitting its Shared Source licences to the Open Souce Initiative for certification, as announced in a keynote speech by Bill Hilf, Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy, on July 26 at the OSCON Open Source Convention held last week in Portland, Oregon."

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