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Is There More Than Meets the Eye in Microsoft's Moblin Stance?

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ostatic.com/blog: Is Moblin, the open source mobile operating system initially launched by Intel and now overseen by the Linux Foundation, a potential thorn in Microsoft's side?

What if microsoft were to go Open Source?

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toolbox.com/blogs: A friend of mine who regularly comments on my blog, often stirring the pot with statements to make us think about what we are writing about, mentioned to me in an email about what the consequences would be if microsoft were to go Open Source.

Microsoft launches new pre-Windows 7 anti-Linux offensive

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itwire.com: Microsoft has confirmed it developed materials that portray Linux as unsuitable for consumer use, and distributed these to retail sales staff around the United States.

Speculations About Microsoft's Open Source CodePlex Foundation

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linux-magazine.com: A few developers have tried to discern the goal behind Microsoft's CodePlex Foundation established just a week ago. A legal advisor for the Linux Foundation has made some recommendations to what he considers the foundation's faulty organizational structure.

Microsoft FUD An Unfired Gun In Austin

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linuxlock.blogspot: I along with about every other Linux blogger got all bunched up over Microsoft "training" Best Buytm, Office Depottm and Staplestm in the art of besmirching Linux.

Linux cannot just wish Microsoft away

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sinaisix.blogspot: I have observed in several Linux related forums, a certain denial of reality by most Linux enthusiasts. They tend to have the notion that the demise of Microsoft is just around the corner and that Linux is about to have its time.

Can Microsoft Ever Be Accepted by the Linux Community?

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earthweb.com: Once, the CEO of the company for which I worked had a bright idea. He would sponsor a young open source software coder for the summer, and, in return, the coder would assign the copyright of his application to the company.

Microsoft says "We are working on our Linux drivers"

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h-online.com: Microsoft has denied that it has stopped work on the Hyper-V drivers for Linux that it released in July. Greg Kroah-Hartman had noted in a recent status report on the state of Linux drivers that Microsoft had not responded to the over 200 patches that had been created to clean up Microsoft's code.

Does Microsoft Have an Open Source Strategy Any More?

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linuxjournal.com: Whenever I write about Microsoft here I usually get a few comments asking me, with varying degrees of politeness, why I am wasting electrons on this subject on a site devoted to GNU/Linux. The reason I do this – and why I am about to do it again – is that whether we like it or not, Microsoft remains probably the single most important external factor in the free software world.

Are you ready to Protest?

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linusearch.com: So you want to Protest against Best Buy for having their employees trained through Microsoft’s ExpertZone. There are some things we are going to need.

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