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Microsoft to develop own open source platform

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linux-magazine.com: Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows.

OOXML heading for failure

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  • ISO OOXML convener: Microsoft's format "heading for failure"
  • Fifth Anniversary of ODF is May 1st
  • Microsoft Fails the Standards Test

Microsoft says Windows will cease distribution

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geeksmack.net: Earlier today, Microsoft Spokesperson Brianna Pinder, confirmed that Microsoft will be ceasing development of the Windows Operating System due to the nature of innovation in the computer industry.

Microsoft To Distribute Their Own Version of BSD/Linux

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From the oldie but almost still goodie department: Maddog: Today, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft would be releasing their own version of the Linux operating system in twelve months.

The Taxes of the Tech World - Linux, Microsoft, and More

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raiden.net: Recently Dell began denying purchasers of their Linux desktop machines the ability to get a refund on their "Windows Tax", the carefully hidden cost of Windows included in the price of the machine they just purchased. So why are they doing this?

Google buys Microsoft

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Following a spate of recent acquisitions Google's CEO Eric Schmidt announced this morning that the Mountain View-based company had bought Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft teams with Google

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  • Microsoft teams with Google in name of privacy
  • Flash Player To Come Bundled With Google Chrome
  • Google's plan to end Android fragmentation
  • The State of the Internet Operating System
  • What if all software was open source?

Is Microsoft Bing Trying To Kill Open Office?

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katonda.com/blog: Microsoft Bing has many flaws, but this one seems to be the most outrageous one. If you try to search for OpenOffice on Bing, it will not show you the actual OpenOffice.org website but will show pages from random websites.

Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source?

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  • Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source
  • Microsoft Newly Embracing Open Source Makes Sense

Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot

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  • Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot: De Icaza
  • Patent 101
  • Microsoft moments -- good, bad and ugly
  • Questioning open-core licensing for open source software
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