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Microsoft Loves Linux - as Long as It's Not Red Hat

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linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may find that users are fine to use CentOS on the Azure cloud but will still go to Red Hat and RHEL if and when they are seeking support.

Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora

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zdnet.com: Microsoft has made it so that Windows 8 approved PC can only run Windows 8. Fedora Linux has forged a way around it, but not everyone like their approach. Torvalds gives his thoughts on the issue.

Less freedom is no freedom

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nicubunu.blogspot: From the beginning, when people started talking about Secure Boot some warned about the treat to Free Software, but they were pretty much dismissed by many as a bunch of hippies following the smelly RMS, we'll surely find a way around when will get to it.

Linux Mint Maya Vs. Windows 8!

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unixmen.com: Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damage.

What Does Microsoft Have to Do to Earn FOSSers' Respect?

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linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant.

Red Hat Will Pay Microsoft To Get Past UEFI Restrictions

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slashdot.org: "Fedora is going to pay Microsoft to let them distribute a PC operating system. Microsoft is about to move from effectively owning the PC hardware platform to literally owning it.

Microsoft's new tune: We love Linux

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  • Microsoft's new tune: We love Linux
  • Microsoft Preps for Public Embrace of Linux

Microsoft is serious about open source: 10 proof points

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zdnet.com: Microsoft has come a long way in its acceptance of open source. And its motto doesn’t seem to be (this time) to embrace and extinguish.

Windows 8 vs Ubuntu 12.04 vs MacOS X 10.7

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lunduke.com: About two years ago, I did a comparison of the three major operating systems (market-share wise) — MacOS X, Windows and Ubuntu. With so many changes happening to all three platforms, it seems like it’s time to do it again.

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 8: Five points of comparison

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zdnet.com: The leading Linux desktop and the number one desktop of all, Windows, are both undergoing radical transformations, but which will be the better for it?

Microsoft's dumpster-diver partner strategy is rubbish

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theregister.co.uk: Microsoft's other investments have been major misses. Microsoft first tried to unseat Red Hat's growing dominance in the data center by subsidising Novell.

Microsoft: We Don’t Compete with Linux, But with Linux Vendors

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linuxforu.com: With initiatives like the Imagine Cup and PhoneGap Meetup, Microsoft is surely taking many steps forward to engage with open source communities across the globe, including India.

Microsoft Supporting Open Source: Threat or Promise?

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  • Microsoft Supporting Open Source: Threat or Promise?
  • Microsoft's investment means Open Source is no longer a community, it is a movement

Microsoft Open Technologies: Same Old, Same Old?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Microsoft's declaration last week that it was creating a wholly owned subsidiary devoted to forging closer ties with the open source community. Is it a dream? A nightmare? Have we all been transported to some bizarre alternate universe?

Microsoft bigs up open source, then stuffs it under the sofa

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theregister.co.uk: Microsoft's new Open Technologies subsidiary may be many things, but one thing it's not is "further demonstration of Microsoft’s long-term commitment to interoperability, greater openness, and to working with open source communities", as Microsoft has positioned it.

How will open source react to Microsoft?

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itworld.com: The hits just keep on coming for the Android mobile operating system--albeit this time from European telecom vendors that are insisting the Linux-based operating system would help prop up the flagging Lumia smartphone sales… if only the Lumias ran Android instead of Windows Phone 7.

Also: Red Hat's reaction to Microsoft's open-source spinoff: Welcome! (mostly)

Microsoft Spins Off Open Source, Hopes to "Build Bridges"

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readwriteweb.com: Microsoft is spinning off its open source unit into Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and promoting open source veteran Jean Paoli to the role of president of the wholly owned subsidiary.

Unity, GNOME3, Windows 8 and… jumping rats

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linuxblog.darkduck: Years 2011 and 2012 brought, and will bring, significant changes to all of these operating systems. Maybe not on the core level, but certainly on the user interface level. Unity, GNOME3, and now Windows 8 user interface styles are... I won’t say they are bad or wrong. I will say they are different.

Microsoft makes Top 20 list of Linux kernel contributors

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theregister.co.uk: The Linux Foundation has released its annual report on the state of the software, and reports that Microsoft has made it into the Top 20 of companies that sponsor development of the Linux kernel –

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 8: The Battle for Desktop Supremacy

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junauza.com: Expected to be unleashed in autumn of 2012, Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest gamble in the desktop market is making millions of eyes turn even before its release.

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