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Microsoft code contains the phrase 'big boobs' ... Yes, really

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networkworld.com: Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark -- "big boobs" -- into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft's HyperV virtualization product.

Microsoft, Linux and the big boobs obsession

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itwire.com: Geeks are known to be obsessive about things. At times that tendency can go overboard, resulting in them looking rather silly and foolish. A classic case came to light a few days ago.

Linux developers working on Windows UEFI secure boot problem

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zdnet.com: With Windows 8 PCs with UEFI secure boot locks on their way, Linux developers are working on addressing its problems.

Windows 8's downfall still doesn't give Linux a chance

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zdnet.com: As much as I’d like to see Linux rise from the depths of obscurity to give Microsoft and its Windows platform a serious run for its money, it’s just not going to happen — at least not any time soon.

Dear Microsoft: fsf.org is not a "gambling site"

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fsf.org: If Microsoft's "reputation" database can't tell the difference between a gambling site and an independently audited registered nonprofit public-interest charity founded almost 30 years ago, it is certainly doing you and your business more harm than good.

Microsoft supports Linux desktop

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zdnet.com: When Microsoft released Skype for Linux, it finally started supporting Linux desktop applications. Can Office for Linux be next!!?

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?

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