h-online.com: Microsoft's original proposal to the European Commission, that it drop the web browser entirely from Windows 7, has been superseded with a new proposal that users be offered a "ballot box" of browser options.
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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The submission by Microsoft of twenty thousand lines of code to the Kernel has, predictably, caused many an eyebrow to arch. The phrase “beware Greeks bearing gifts” comes swiftly to mind.
blog.eracc.com: Could it be that Microsoft, Microsoft shills and/or Microsoft fanboys for same are “gaming” the uptime table at Netcraft? Unless I am misunderstanding something, frankly, I think they are.
linuxtoday.com: This has been an amusing story for this week. In a nutshell, Microsoft got busted for a GPL violation. It took over two years, but finally MS came into compliance and then released the source code with much fanfare and self-congratulations.
readwriteweb.com: In its effort to detangle itself from the ongoing proceedings of the European Union antitrust case, it seems Microsoft is offering to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS.
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linux-mag.com: Microsoft has released code for inclusion in the Linux kernel, but should it be accepted? Linus Torvalds gives his perspective.
infoworld.com: While applauding Microsoft's contribution of code to the Linux community this week, Red Hat nonetheless urged its rival to pledge that it will never use its patents against Linux.
networkworld.com: Microsoft has had a checkered past with both Linux and its open source GPL licensing structure, so the move was a jaw dropper. Here is a look at some of the milestones since Microsoft internal memos leaked in 1998 that attacked the open source Linux operating system as it began to pick up steam as an alternative to Windows.