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Microsoft 'must support OpenDocument'

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Microsoft will be forced to adopt the open file format or risk 'sliding into irrelevance', according to industry observers.

Microsoft: No Office software for Linux

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Microsoft Corp. is not going to release a version of its Office suite software for open-source rival Linux, although the company is actively studying how Linux works and how it can integrate with the platform, a Microsoft representative said Wednesday.

Why is the SA Deputy President signing deals with M$?

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Steve Ballmer is in town. So why is this important?

It is important because South Africa's second-in-command is signing deals with Microsoft's number two despite the South African government's Cabinet-level strategy to use free and open source software.

Also: Open source high on agenda at ACT Summit

Microsoft FAT Patent Gets Thumbs Down

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected two key Microsoft patent applications relating to its File Allocation Table file system.

M$ CEO to talk to Europe's antitrust chief

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Ballmer, in a meeting scheduled with Kroes on her turf in Brussels, will try to dissuade Kroes from acting on fresh complaints about the software giant's tactics in Europe.

UPDATE: EU issued a statement saying it will not comment on the meeting held earlier this morning.

UPDATE 2: EU names trustee for Microsoft ruling compliance

Microsoft to 'embrace' open source

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Unless it's Linux, of course

This is Microsoft's latest approach to the niggling challenge (opportunity?) presented by Linux and open source software: public humility.

Movie Mess: Microsoft Plans Single-Play DVD

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In its latest bid to ingratiate itself with Hollywood dealmakers, Microsoft has created a new type of disposable DVD movie disc that can only be played back once.

Microsoft Backs Open Source In Its Competition With IBM

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When will Microsoft stake some of its resources on open-source software? When the product in question helps Windows sales and takes market share from IBM.

Microsoft loses in Eolas patent ruling

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Striking a blow to Microsoft, the U.S. Patent Office this week reaffirmed a key Web-browsing patent that the software maker is accused of infringing.

Windows Is Offically Broken

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Windows is broken and Microsoft has admitted it. In an unprecedented attempt to explain its Longhorn problems and how it abandoned its traditional way of working, the normally secretive software giant has given unparalleled access to The Wall Street Journal, even revealing how Vice President Jim Allchin, personally broke the bad news to Bill Gates.

Gates retains 'wealthiest' crown

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Tech industry billionaires loomed large in Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest people in the United States, with Bill Gates and his $51 billion fortune again topping the list.

The Empire's New Clothes

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Office 12, just like Vista, once again proves that Microsoft doesn't care about the end-user. Again.

Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality

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As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.

Geriatric Microsoft scuppered by file formats

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Microsoft is a bully, plain and simple. It has more programmers than anyone else, and always had the option of doing the right thing for the right reason, but for some unfathomable reason, never did.

Microsoft: Prelude to breakup?

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When I read the news about Microsoft's radical reorganization the first thing that came to mind was that this is a prelude to Microsoft either splitting the company into three separate corporations or perhaps selling off one or two pieces of the company. The new organization looks too much like three separate companies that are designed to all survive alone.

Microsoft Files 8 Piracy Suits

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Microsoft said Monday that it has filed lawsuits against eight software resellers for allegedly distributing pirated copies of its popular consumer and enterprise software products like Windows XP, Office 2000, Microsoft SQL Server, and FrontPage.

Microsoft talks to the enemy

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Microsoft's main eye on the open source community says the software giant wants to shake off its image of "stomping" on new ideas and be more open to talking with Linux developers.

Time Warner, M$ in talks on AOL

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Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are discussing cooperation between their Internet search and advertising networks, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Open Source Code in M$ Product

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Microsoft plans to include the Message Passing Interface-a library specification for message passing proposed as a standard by a broad-based committee of vendors, implementers and users-in its Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition.

Microsoft's midlife crisis

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Microsoft, at 30, is in advanced middle age. The company relies on Windows and a suite of desktop applications--products released a decade ago--for 80% of sales and 140% of profits.

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