Jim Zemlin: It is hard for the executive director of the Linux Foundation to feel bad for Microsoft, but they are having a bad week while Linux continues to move forward in innovative ways.
tgdaily.com: Today, hard core Linux users were able to view for the first time some of nifty GUI features in Microsoft's next generation desktop operation system - Windows 7. The only significant feature Linux doesn't already include natively in its many free versions is multi-touch.
- Windows 7: A First Look
- First look at Windows 7's User Interface
- Windows 7: Official screenshots
- First look: Windows 7 takes on Apple
- Windows 7 Screenshots
blogs.zdnet: Microsoft isn’t going to show Windows 7 to attendees of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles until Tuesday, October 28. But new info about what’s part of the pre-beta build that will be provided to show-goers is beginning to trickle out.
- Microsoft's Future
- Microsoft sales tumble from quarterly high
- Linux Netbooks Impact Microsoft Sales
- Microsoft: Blame Recession The Rise of Netbooks
fsf.org/blogs: Software companies like Microsoft often refer to copying they don't approve of as "piracy." They suggest that such copying is ethically equivalent to murder and robbery. Even these far-fetched analogies are not enough for Microsoft, who in their press release yesterday updated the comparison to draw a connection between such copying and organized crime.
- Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing
- Pirates scoff at Microsoft's anti-piracy day
- Microsoft’s “Don’t Talk Like a Pirate” day
junauza.com: Yesterday, my post was about the latest stupid remarks by Steve Ballmer at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo. Today, we'll take a look at his all time most ridiculous quotes.
blogs.the451group: Microsoft continued its moves to make its Windows OS and other software more supportive and integrated with open source last week, releasing Web Application Installer software to facilitate development and use of popular Web applications, including open source software such as DotNetNuke web application framework, Drupal content management software, osCommerce e-commerce software and WordPress blogging software.
Also: How Microsoft will compete with 'free'
groklaw.net: Ina Fried has an interview with "Microsoft's top intellectual property lawyer", Horacio Gutierrez, and Gutierrez directly threatens to sue any company, like Red Hat, that refuses to sell out and do a patent deal like the one Novell signed up for.