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Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts

http://www.geek.com

Open source is headed our way in force. That’s the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today. No longer are companies willing to pay the price by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary architectures and related policies and procedures.

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Proprietary software in cars

http://www.eff.org

RMS: « The proposal for a right-to-repair law illustrates the harm done by proprietary software in cars. »

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Canaima GNU/Linux 2.0.1: Venezuelans should reject Adobe's proprietary Flash format.

http://distrowatch.com

"Canaima GNU/Linux is a Debian-based desktop distribution created mainly for use in Venezuela's government departments ..."

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Spanish Government to Hand Schools Over to Microsoft?

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"Apr 30, 2009. It's not the first time Microsoft has tried to wrestle away market share from free software using shady tactics. Suddenly, Microsoft seems to have discovered that education is strategic for their enterprise and they are pouring resources into cornering the market... at least in areas where GNU/Linux has the lead..."

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ES: Free Software community protests national plan for school PCs

http://www.osor.eu

"The Spanish free software association Hispalinux is protesting plans by the Spanish government to massively introduce Microsoft's operating systems and applications on school computers..."

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Patents, Protests, Plebiscites, and Protecting your freedom

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta Wülfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...

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The Kindness of strangers can defeat Proprietary Cloud Computing. Free Software Solutions

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Fashion is fickle. One day thin clients and clusters are the fashion de jour, the next it's Web 2.0, Virtualisation or distributed computing and Grids. They who live by the sword of fashion will surely perish by it but a new model has been strutting its stuff along the catwalk of web fashion and she goes by the name of Cloud Computing.

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Free Desks and Chairs, Anyone?

http://www.serverwatch.com

A salesperson walks into your office today and tells you that you have to buy a new, pre-built, expensive desk for every one of your employees. You have to buy a new desk today and replace it every three to five years. You see, you don't really own the desk; you're simply purchasing a license to use the desk.

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Open source gains while proprietary software declines

http://news.cnet.com

It used to be so easy to be a proprietary-software vendor.

That is, until the open-source neighbors moved in. As noted in a Gartner analysis from late last year, proprietary software is on the wane within enterprises while open source is gaining

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Software has a hard impact on the planet

http://www.straight.com

"Speaking by phone from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, told the Georgia Straight, “Proprietary software is an injustice, and our movement is to put an end to that.” The iconic software developer’s ideals of collaboration helped bring about the GNU/Linux operating system, a free-software alternative to Windows..."

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Would You Use Linux If It Were Just Another Proprietary OS?

http://www.linuxloop.com

Several days ago, I wrote about the real reasons why I, and so many others, use Linux to an overwhelming response. One of the often-cited reasons for using Linux in my post that I dismissed is that it is open-source. Most people seemed to agree, but here is my question: If Linux was exactly as it is now, except it was proprietary and closed-source, would you still use it?

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Free Software And Proprietary Dead-ends

http://stream.kaplak.com

"...There’s nothing wrong with charging money for the redistribution of this code either. Noone says anybody should provide stuff for free, just because it is GPL’ed “free” software. What the freedom in “free software” means is that anyone who obtains the code also remains at liberty to redistribute the GPL’ed code and charge for it too, if he or she wishes to do so..."

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What’s wrong with Microsoft Windows Vista? - by John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation

http://darthchaosofrspw.wordpress.com

"...There is a battle underway between those who value freedom, and corporations such as Microsoft who wish to profit by taking that freedom away. DRM and absurd licenses are at the heart of that battle. Please join us on the side of freedom by saying NO not just to Windows Vista and other DRM-enabled products, but to proprietary software in general.

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Bursting the proprietary-software bubble

http://www.zdnetasia.com

When I heard U.S. president-elect Barack Obama make his "lipstick on a pig" remark while running as a candidate back in September, it got me thinking about language, and how it can be used to deceive as easily as to explain.

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When Being Proprietary Makes You Do Stupid Things

http://server.ericsbinaryworld.com

Recently Microsoft screwed themselves over. We have MS Money 2006 from back when I was still getting into Linux and hadn’t convinced my wife completely about how much better it was than Windows. Recently we switched to back to a credit card where we previously used to download the transactions from within MS Money.

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