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Is Windows facing obsolescence?

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That was the simple question I raised on a couple of listservs recently. This straw poll demonstrates why Windows is currently facing obsolescence in a free-market economy.

Ballmer foils Linux plan

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MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer managed to foil a plan by some Linux demonstrators to upset one of his speeches at the University of Massachusetts by showing up on time.

Microsoft preps for 'The Apprentice'

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Marketers from the company analyzed ratings from the past two seasons of the program, broken down by week and region, to choose the specific episode on which they wanted their product to appear. They settled on tonight's show.

M$ Drops the Office Open Standard Ball

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The only difference between Microsoft's November 2003 open and royalty-free license for the Office 2003 Reference Schemas and today's Office 2003 license, according to the company, is that "Microsoft is offering a covenant not to sue for the Office 2003 Reference Schemas."

Linux Not Cause of Microsoft's Downfall

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Combined with the growing market shift to Linux and OpenSource, can be seen a far more serious reason for Microsoft's gradual downfall. Microsoft itself.

Microsoft: Linux is anti-commercial

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References to free software and Linux were removed from a UN document after Microsoft claimed that such software aims to 'make it impossible to make any income on software as a commercial product'

Xbox Blue Screen of Death

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SOFTWARE giant Microsoft which also "makes mice" has admitted that it has had a few complaints about the stability of its super soaraway Xbox 360. One of our forum members, reported that his newly bought Xbox 360 keeps crashing.

Microsoft blasts security firm for early disclosure

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Microsoft has lashed out against UK security firm Computer Terrorism for publicising details about a software vulnerability in Internet Explorer before the vendor had had a chance to issue a patch.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Microsoft and Open Standards

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How many times does Microsoft have to lie about being open before people get it? Kids know that when one kid lies all the time, the next thing out of his mouth is likely to be another lie.

Also: Extremely critical Windows flaw code appears

Microsoft to give Office access to rivals

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Microsoft will on Tuesday announce it is opening up access to its Office file formats to competitors, as part of a move to ensure the software giant does not lose lucrative government markets for its Office software.

The Ego on that Bill Gates

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Localization be damned, since Microsoft has decided to release a special edition of Windows XP only in Japan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Windows.

Gates: We're entering 'live era' of software

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Kicking off what he called the "live era" of software, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday that the company plans to launch new Internet-based complements to its core products.

New Linux study suggests fundamental M$ creditability problems

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Another day, another lame attempt by Microsoft to show that Windows is better than Linux.

This time around, Microsoft commissioned a study to show that Windows does a better job of serving e-commerce applications than Linux.

Of course, in the study, they didn't use the same e-commerce or back-engine DBMSs.

Microsoft claims firms 'hitting a wall' with Linux

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Microsoft today released the findings of an independent report claiming that the Windows platform is "more consistent, predictable and easier to manage than Linux".

Microsoft Vista could do better on security

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The world still holds its breath while waiting for the arrival of Window's Vista in 2006, but for security at least, it seems you just might die of asphyxiation before anything changes.

Microsoft rejects IBM strategy and open source 'dorks'

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IBM's on-demand model is crazy and the open source movement is just people dorking around with source code. So says Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald.

Microsoft Developing Supercomputer Software

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Microsoft Corp. is developing software for high-performance computers, in a move that puts the company in another head-to-head battle with open-source developers.

Microsoft asks US to bully EU

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SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft has actively lobbied the US government and branches of the administration in an attempt to get them to put pressure on the European Union and by extension the European Commission.

Can Microsoft out-Google Google?

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What will the Internet look like 10 years from now? Will it look more like one big pay-per-view channel, or more like an open street fair, or will it be somewhere in between? The answer will be heavily influenced, of course, by the competition between the King of Search and the current desktop market leader.

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