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OSS undermines Windows strategy

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For a company such as Microsoft whose most familiar competitive tactic has been to undercut rivals on price, "free" open source software such as the Linux operating system has represented a new and unusual threat.

Threat to M$ as UK plans to use foss

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Microsoft faces a serious threat to its UK public sector monopoly from plans by local authorities to increase their use of open source software, a survey commissioned by the FT has found.

The assault on software giant Microsoft

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The next two years will be crucial for software giant Microsoft: Under attack on numerous fronts, it could falter - or it could fight back to become even more dominant.

M$ proposals open a window

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THE Free Software Foundation, the keeper of the sacred flame of open-source software untainted by commercial restrictions, evoked a nice image of Microsoft the other day. It compared its nemesis to an unruly child who throws himself to the floor in a tantrum and has to be dragged to his feet by his parents.

M$ faces Longhorn apathy

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When Bill Gates cannot show unmitigated glee over a Microsoft Corp. product, the world's largest software company has a problem.

M$ plans to give some pirates a break

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As part of its growing antipiracy campaign, Microsoft is testing a program that offers free licensed versions of Windows XP Professional to some customers whose copies are found to be bogus. yeah, right.

M$ loses appeal to limit damage awards

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Microsoft lost a U.S. appeals-court bid to limit the damages software makers can be ordered to pay in some patent-infringement cases. A jury had told Microsoft to pay Eolas Technologies $521 million for infringement.

Microsoft is reacting to the market

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In 2002, Linux, the source code for which is freely available to anyone, became the key operating system for IBM servers. But what began as a move to rupture Microsoft's monopoly has become a passion of sorts for IBM.

eWeek Interviews Sa^H^HGates

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At last week's WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) in Seattle, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Peter Galli to talk about 64-bit computing and what's ahead for the Windows platform in the upcoming decade.

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