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.
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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- Patent Trolls in the 21st Century
- Software patent game plays out
- FOSS Fans Wary of Microsoft's New CodePlex Foundation
- Will Microsoft's Open Source Initiative Kill Linux?
- Linux developer tells Microsoft to get back to work
- Microsoft $358m patent violation damages tossed
computerworld.com: Netbooks are selling at a nice clip -- IDC predicts more than 20 million units sold by year's end. Next up: the enterprise. Windows may have the early lead, but don't rule out Linux just yet.
linuxphilia.blogspot: Windows 7 is better than Vista. Great. But saying that is like saying you'd rather catch the common cold instead of swine flu. I've demoed the release candidate for Windows 7, and I can safely say that I still don't like it. There are several things I need to see in a Windows operating system before I'll even contemplate switching back.
maximumpc.com: A couple of days after an anonymous forum poster exposed Microsoft’s surreptitious anti-Linux training material for Best Buy employees, it has now become apparent that Redmond is providing them with anti-Mac training material as well.
- Is Microsoft stalling on its GPL Linux drivers?
- Microsoft software licensing: A nightmare
- Cowboys Stadium: Windows did not shut down succesfully
- Sara Ford – the Microsoft open source leader who gives and gives
eweek.com: Just days after being accused of attempting to unleash potentially harmful Linux-related patents to find their way into the hands of patent trolls, Microsoft is now slated to announce its founding of a new foundation to support open source software.
computerworlduk.com: There are many good reasons for choosing open source over proprietary software, notably the freedom it gives you, and the security that comes from allowing anyone to look for bugs.