networkworld.com: Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won, says Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.
h-online.com (Glyn Moody): Of course, my relationship with Microsoft changed somewhat when I discovered free software, which was in 1995. At that time, Microsoft was totally oblivious of its existence, or at least completely indifferent; it certainly perceived no threat whatsoever that I could detect when I quizzed them on it in 1996.
networkworld.com: In a shocking move that has stood the entire tech world on its head, Microsoft announced on April 1, 2011 that it will open up the source code to Windows. It will heretofore be licensed under the GPL. Will pigs fly next?
marcelgagne.com: Unofficial sources inside Microsoft suggested that ReactOS was "just getting too close to producing a completely free and open source version of Windows" and was becoming a threat to the software giant. We spoke to Microsoft's Harold Linberry, marketing manager in charge of legacy software, who refused to comment on these allegations, saying instead that the move was meant to "protect Microsoft customers."
infoworld.com: Based on Ubuntu, the company's homegrown 'Winux' distribution will run native Windows applications through emulation
anarchic-order.blogspot: Three years ago, I read one of the finest articles on the problems concerning the difficulties faced by the advocates of Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS or FOSS), and the endless efforts to get people to give F/OSS an opportunity to work for them.
pcworld.com: The European Commission has been accused of favoritism in handing out its IT contracts as it looks set to move internal IT systems to Microsoft Windows 7 without holding a public tender.
groklaw.net: Microsoft seems to be trying to get its own personal unfair competition laws passed state by state, so it can sue US companies who get parts from overseas companies who used pirated Microsoft software anywhere in their business.
mrpogson.com: M$ is suing folks for using Android/Linux to make a few dollars and to annoy people.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: A rather curious phenomenon has been occurring near campus lately: vendors are refusing to distribute USB flash drives, those handy devices for storing data.