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Alienware conducting a survey about linux systems

http://rollingrelease.com

Alienware is conducting a survey about the possibility to sell their system with Linux preinstalled, the more manufacturers that embrace Linux, the more popular it becomes and the better hardware support we all get, so why not help out?

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Russia to Microsoft: Stop Forcing People to Buy Windows

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft's uncompromisable bundling of Windows leads to antitrust probe in Russia

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Microsoft under scrutiny of Poland’s regulator

http://www.polskieradio.pl

Poland’s Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) claims that selling laptops with obligatorily preinstalled Microsoft's Windows operating system constitutes a monopolistic practice and is restrictive to competition.

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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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Acer to Refund Junkware cost - Court Ruling

http://www.heise.de

French court rules- refund of a total that:
Acer was forced to pay back was made up of 135.20 euros for Windows XP Home, 60 euros for Microsoft Works, 40.99 euros for PowerDVD, 38.66 euros for Norton Antivirus and 37 euros for NTI CD Maker. On top of that Acer had to pay a further 650 euros in, among other things, legal costs.

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A free market for free software

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

It is one thing to recognise a problem, quite another to fix it. Although the Globalisation Institute is quite correct in saying that Microsoft's effective monopoly of the desktop is unfair to competitors and holds back the market, its proposed solution is no solution at all.

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PC Manufacturers Finally Embracing Linux, Sort Of

http://www.dailytech.com

Dell and Lenovo are the first two companies to recently offer pre-installed open source Linux distribution on PCs and notebooks, but I highly doubt they will be the last manufacturers to take the plunge...

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 5 days ago – Made popular 7 years 5 days ago
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