ostatic.com: In an interesting column, PCMag.com's John Dvorak argues that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system should be free. He writes:
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Just weeks after Microsoft announced it's shelling out billions to acquire Skype, the VoIP provider drops support for the open source Asterisk telephony system. Skype insists the parting of ways was underway well before Microsoft made its move, but suspicion still fills the air.
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zdnet.com.au: When software behemoth Microsoft released its Windows Vista platform in late 2006, organisations did their best to hold their noses and back away from the malodorous operating system. Now, the company looks to be making the same mistake all over again.
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computerworlduk.com: Just two short weeks after assuring us Skype was safe in their hands, Microsoft seems intent on cutting its link with Linux.
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- Open source not just mainstream, it’s mainstreamier
mrpogson.com: It won’t go away. That other OS fools its users about the identification of files causing what looks like text or other innocent files to be executable… If ever there was a flaw in the design of an OS this is it.
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computerworld.com: Just over a decade ago, a U.S. District Court judge decided that Microsoft was as much of a threat to the technology sector as Standard Oil was almost a century ago to the oil industry, and with that he ordered Microsoft split into two.
itworld.com: After a week of rumors about Skype being heavily courted by buyers such as Google and Facebook, it looks like the winning bidder may be Microsoft.
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