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Richard Stallman Explains Why Microsoft is ‘Infiltrating’ Free/Open Source Software Events

http://techrights.org

The freedom of the software we all sometimes use is under attack, in part thanks to companies like ACCESS and Microsoft, which found a partner in Tim O’Reilly and others who take money to change the direction of Open Source (taking it further away from Free/libre software)

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Open Irony: Microsoft Creates/Sponsors OpenMainframe.org to Attack GNU/Linux

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War is peace and Microsoft is the new "open". Details on the latest attack of Microsoft against GNU/Linux, using proxies

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MS Has Lobbyists & Cronies Around EU Commission, Working to Shatter MySQL & Defend IE

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Courtois infiltrates another area where there is a potentially-forbidden conflict of interests and Microsoft deceives the EU Commission

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What Microsoft Doesn't Get - And What I Hope You Do

http://www.groklaw.net

You know what Microsoft doesn't get? -- For one thing, the Internet. Microsoft doesn't control it. What it used to be able to do in the dark now falls out of its noxious bag of tricks into the Internet's bright light, stage front and center. And there stands Microsoft in the spotlight, with its pants down, and let me tell you, it's not a pretty sight.

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New Anti-Linux Propaganda from Microsoft

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Screenshots obviously conditioning PC sales personnel to lie about Linux have been discovered in a US forum hosting Windows 7 training modules.

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Microsoft Teaches the Public That Free is Illegal

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Shameless tactics from Microsoft describe Free software as "piracy" and now an "endemic problem"

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Confirmed: Novell Puts Mono (and Moonlight) at Centre of the GNU/Linux Desktop

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YESTERDAY we wrote about Moonlight and Mono-based applications getting more tightly integrated. We now see it confirmed by Novell employees Miguel de Icaza and Jonathan Pobst [1 2], so our suspicions were correct from the very start.

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Microsoft Fights to Make GNU/Linux a Fringe Phenomenon

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How Microsoft is trying to marginalise GNU/Linux and the extent to which demoralising lies are used as a tool

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Did Microsoft Scheme Financial Strangulations Against OLPC?

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Antitrust exhibits show how Microsoft was treating -- internally -- the OLPC threat (with GNU/Linux)

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Why is Microsoft underpowering One Laptop Per Child?

http://www.cnet.com

Boingboing is reporting that Microsoft is forcing OEMs into using artificially low hardware specifications. Even if you erroneously believe that OLPC is simply a matter of price tag, Microsoft's actions are puzzling, to say the least. Well, as long as you imagine that Microsoft is in it for the kids.

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Hoist with their own FUD: an old marketing tactic is backfiring

http://www.linuxworld.com

Established IT vendors have long relied on "fear, uncertainty, and doubt" to scare their customers away from the upstarts. But customers are getting tired of it, and a new generation of vendors is finding that FUD only makes them stronger.

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How Microsoft Blogging PR Works

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

Microsoft's handling of the Windows Update controversy is a good case study for how the company's public relations efforts work. The lessons are important for Microsoft customers and partners.

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ODF vs. OOXML: Microsoft Has Mastered the Art of Unfair Play

http://www.controlscaddy.com

There is no doubt that the stakes in the Open Document Format (ODF) vs. Open XML standardization process are high. Microsoft and IBM have each invested huge sums of money in their version of what the standard should be.

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Microsoft Sales Tactics Breed Mistrust

http://blue-gnu.biz

A conversation between two IT management types displayed a definite mistrust of Microsoft's sales reps during a re-licensing negotiation. Yet we're supposed to trust a cmpany with a long history of dishonest behavior and a hostile attitude toward the FOSS community with the OSI stamp of approval?

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