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Microsoft’s eco system: cracks in the reliability

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liquidat.wordpress: The microsoft eco system is often mentioned to be long term reliable and therefore be a good option for companies with long term plans or needs. However, recently some parts of Microsoft’s eco system fall apart and became incompatible, which is not what you expect from a reliable system.

Microsoft Office 2007 Fails OOXML Conformance Tests

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groklaw.net: This takes the cake. Alex Brown has just admitted on his Griffin Brown blog and further to ZDNET UK's Peter Judge that Microsoft Office 2007 has failed two OOXML conformance tests he ran. Color me surprised.

Open Source Day at Microsoft

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openlogic.com/blogs: Over at Microsoft, they've just celebrated their first Open Source Day. I think Jamie Cannon was right when he (she?) joked that "Hell has frozen over". All along, I've been expecting the standard response and outcome: first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. It looks like we're on the right track.

Of Microsoft, GNU/Linux and Boiled Asses' Heads

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linuxjournal.com: There are many ways of peering into the future. Me, I prefer to stick with the tried-and-trusted method of reading between the lines of Microsoft press releases.

Microsoft Says OOXML Vote Was Fair

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informationweek.com: Microsoft said allegations that it improperly influenced the vote on a new standard for digital document creation are unfounded and arise mostly from individuals and companies unhappy with the vote's result.

What Happens When You Call Microsoft Support To Remove Linux?

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fsckin.com: For this April Fools’ day, I’ll call Microsoft to help me uninstall Linux. Yes, that’s right. Microsoft would willingly help me uninstall Linux, they even have a Knowledgebase article on it, and all I would need to do is tell them I’m having some problems following the KB article, and they would helpfully guide me through it.

Microsoft wasting no time rejoicing in its OOXML win

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Paula Rooney: Like it or not, Microsoft’s OOXML – now known as IS 29500 — has received the proper number of votes to become an ISO standard. And the Redmond, Washington company is wasting no time rejoicing the turnaround win.

If the birthmark fits, Microsoft will wear it

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blogs.zdnet.com: As we approach Wednesday’s announcement on the ISO decision concerning Office Open XML, the format for Microsoft Word, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the process has been, well, Gorbachevian.

Also: *Is Microsoft really any more trustworthy?
* Microsoft Isn't Credible About Open Source
* When is a Standard Not a Standard?

Hackers "open source" Vista

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Microsoft reacted swiftly this morning to close down a site distributing the complete source code of its flagship Vista operating system -- but not before dozens of other sites had mirrored the code.

Microsoft's Great Besmirching

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linuxjournal.com: I have been covering Microsoft for over 25 years - I've even written a few books about Windows. During that time, I've developed a certain respect for a company that just doesn't give up, and whose ability to spin surpasses even that of politicians. It has finally gone further and attacked the system itself; in the process it has destroyed the credibility of the ISO, with serious knock-on consequences for the whole concept of open standards.

Also: As the Linux star rises, it seems the Microsoft star is falling

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