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Dear Microsoft, thanks for the help, Linux

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blogs.computerworld: You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop.

Microsoft to developers: ‘Open source is a choice’

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inquirer.net: In a presentation by noted IT entrepreneur Winston Damarillo, mentioning indicators that open source is ready for primetime deployment, one answer reads: "The number of times in a month Microsoft says: ‘We support open source.’"

Bill Gates, in other people's words

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computerworld.com: "Is it the tradition here to give Bill the finger whenever you go through these doors?" — Free software movement leader Richard Stallman, to a student outside Stanford University's Bill Gates Building.

The OOXML fight continues: here's one way you can help

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The fight against the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard is continuing in many countries. In the UK the UK Unix & Open Systems User Group (UKUUG) unsuccessfully, sought a judicial review of the British Standards Institute’s decision to vote yes. UKUUG are now seeking to appeal against that rejection of a review and you can help them.

Top M$ insults = Top linux slogans

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anotherbloggerbloke.blogspot: Sometimes, certain situations (like this)really support the fact --> never trust anyone called Gates, who sells you Windows. humorix.org has some splendid slogans dug from across the world. A few of my favourites:

China to sue MSFT over high prices

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Legal
  • China to sue MSFT over high prices

  • Microsoft Monopolistic in the Middle Kingdom?
  • Microsoft says it's not aware of any Chinese antitrust probe

Microsoft Now Sponsor of Open Source Census

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pcworld.com: Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.

Windows, Linux, thoughts

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blog.freeside.fr: Almost 5 years have passed since I erased my Microsoft Windows partitions to switch to Mandriva Linux. However, I try to keep myself informed of what happens in the Windows world, just to be able to help relatives when they're in trouble. Yesterday, I had a Windows box to cure. Here's what I was painfully reminded:

The Inevitability of Open Source Windows

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temporaryland.wordpress: The FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) Community knows, thanks to leaked Microsoft internal documents, that since about 1998 Microsoft has been in a sort of war against them. Because of this, it is not surprising that the FOSS community has looked at Microsoft with suspicion and has vilified it to no end. But, is Microsoft really evil?

making deals with M$

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Mark Shuttleworth: There is (again) absolutely no truth to the rumour that Canonical has done a deal with Microsoft for access to codecs - either in return for money, or for some other quid-pro-quo.

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