news.zdnet.com: Weeks away from a crucial International Organization for Standardization vote in Geneva on the ratification of Microsoft's proposed Office Open XML standard, the software giant is engaged in a last-ditch campaign to convince the wider industry that its endeavors are in the best interests of users.
Also: Microsoft accuses IBM of OOXML smear campaign
ft.com: Before he became Mother Teresa, Bill Gates was Darth Vader. As captain of the Evil Empire, he and his minions dominated PC operating systems, vanquishing all rivals. In May of 1998, the US Department of Justice struck back.
Also: Has Microsoft Disavowed Vista?
And: Windows 7 won't be released in 2009 after all
zerias.blogspot: Fact is, while Vista has been a disaster for Microsoft, Xp has not. Xp has easily maintained a sales ratio of 3 to 1 or greater during the time since Vista's launch. Consider then that Xp prices were not slashed. They were not dropped. If you want Xp, you pay the same exact price today that you would have before Vista launched.
tech.blorge.com: Microsoft just announced it will contribute millions of dollars earmarked for training students and teachers worldwide to use its software. That means less exposure to Linux for our children and continued dependence on the Windows XP and Vista monopoly.
If you have a dual-boot Windows/Linux system, you probably know this problem: you can access files from your Windows installation while you are in Linux, but not the other way round. This tutorial shows three ways how you can access your Linux partitions (with ext2 or ext3 filesystem) from within Windows: Explore2fs, DiskInternals Linux Reader, and the Ext2 Installable File System For Windows.
blogs.zdnet.com: Crispin Cowan, the Linux security expert behind StackGard, the Immunix Linux distro and AppArmor, has joined the Windows security team.
tech.blorge.com: In a move that makes the phrase “having your finger on the pulse of your company” have a whole new meaning, Microsoft has developed a program that would allow them to spy on their own employees.
- Microsoft bends over backwards to prove there’s an ‘open’ in OOXML
- Microsoft defends Open XML work
- OOXML: the propaganda war has begun
- Microsoft greases OOXML wheels with binary tech specs
- Microsoft wants open sourcers to write an OOXML translator
reuters: The European Commission, fresh from a major court victory over Microsoft, launched new antitrust investigations into the software giant on Monday on suspicion it abused its market dominance to favor its Web browser and Office product.
forbes: The reviews are in--and they don't matter one damn bit. Microsoft's Windows Vista went on sale a year ago this month, and despite poor marks from the tech press and heaping helpings of scorn from Mac and Linux aficionados, the operating system has turned into a money machine for Microsoft. Just look at the numbers.