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Keith Curtis to make "Software Wars" movie

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Mac

keithcu.com: So I guess I’m making a movie:

Seven Signs that You Have Been Brainwashed by Microsoft

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Humor

linuxmigrante.blogspot: Considering the last event's I've been able to observe, as well as Mechatotoro's contributions, I compiled this short list of manifestations of a Microsoft-only mentality, just for fun.

The Slim Possibility That Microsoft's SUSE Deal Could Be Good for Linux

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SUSE

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well July has come and gone for another year here in the Linux blogosphere, and not a moment too soon. It was a Microsoft-filled month, and that trend continued right up until the very end.

SUSE & Patent FUD: Who Do We Boycott Now?

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fossforce.com: Now that Microsoft and SUSE have announced they plan to continue sleeping together, I wonder if the folks at Techrights are rethinking their plans to pull the plug on Boycott Novell?

MS-DOS is 30 years old today

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extremetech.com: Thirty years ago, on July 27 1981, Microsoft bought the rights for QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System) from Seattle Computer Products (SCP) for $25,000. QDOS, otherwise known as 86-DOS, was designed by SCP to run on the Intel 8086 processor, and was originally thrown together in just two months for a 0.1 release in 1980.

Microsoft and SUSE extend Microsoft's controversial Novell Linux pact

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SUSE

zdnet.com: Microsoft and SUSE announced they are extending the 2006 Microsoft-Novell Linux patent-protection agreement, and that Microsoft is buying $100 million worth of SUSE Linux Enterprise certificates for its customers.

Is Microsoft Linux's New BFF?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "M$ hates Free Software of any kind," asserted blogger Robert Pogson. "They have attacked Linux, the GPL, copyleft, etc. -- stuff that would be of no interest to them at all except their customers see the advantages of Free Software."

No apologies for Microsoft Windows

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Mac

zdnet.co.uk: Recently I've had some discussion with colleagues about Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux in comparison to each other. Generally, I've found that most people agree that Mac OS X [and Linux] is more stable than Windows. But after that being said, they come back with an apology for Microsoft.

Linux receives 20th birthday video from Microsoft

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digitizor.com: The Linux Foundation is celebrating 20 years of Linux and as a part of the celebration, they are accepting videos as part of a video contest. One of the video submission came form none other than Microsoft itself.

Watching our backs, and paging Dr. Godwin

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Is it time to start trusting Microsoft? The answer is clearly, “No. Absolutely not.” We should not trust Microsoft as far as Steve Ballmer can throw a chair.

Infamous Microsoft FUD Campaigns Against Linux

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junauza.com: Here is a look at the history of Microsoft's infamous FUD (Fear, uncertainty and doubt) campaigns against Linux and FOSS:

Microsoft contributes a lot of changes to Linux kernel 3.0

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h-online.com: The 343 changes made by Microsoft developer K. Y. Srinivasan put him at the top of a list, created by LWN.net, of developers who made the most changes in the current development cycle for Linux 3.0.

Microsoft Ads on FOSS Sites

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Web

fossforce.com: Quite a few years ago, a popular Linux site began displaying ads from Microsoft on their home page.

Why you need to get out of your technology comfort zone

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OSS

infoworld.com: Wardley spoke at Oscon 2010 about how open source vendors could disrupt market incumbents by taking advantage of the incumbent's existing business model.

Surprising Power Consumption Of Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Windows 7

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: After recently tracking down the major Linux kernel power regression that's present for a vast number of mobile users in Fedora 15, Ubuntu 11.04, and other recent Linux distributions shipping the 2.6.38+ kernel, the sights were turned to see how the power management of Ubuntu 11.04 compares to that of Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1.

Defense Contractor Heeds Microsoft's Patent War Cry

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Legal

linuxinsider.com: Defense contractor General Dynamics Itronix has agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in order to avoid possible trouble over the contractor's use of Android in some of its products.

Linux vs. Windows: Should Your Office Make the Switch?

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bnet.com: Admit it: You’ve always wondered about Linux — that “other” operating system. Is it really comparable to Windows? Could you run your business on it? Would switching save you money?

A no-OS-computer? You must be a pirate!

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After reading this piece about a Linux keyboard PC , I got excited. I checked the vendor's page and, sure enough, there was a "NO OS" option. A day later, I received it and, with it, there came a surprise. They had included Windows 7 Professional 32 bits and were charging me for it!

Why Can’t Free, Open Source Linux Beat Windows?

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geekwithlaptop.com: There are no major differences between Linux and Windows in terms of functionality. Linux can perform 99% of the tasks Windows is capable to carry out, but why is Windows more popular than Linux?

Windows' Endgame. Desktop Linux's Failure

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zdnet.com: After almost 20-years of ruling the computing world, Windows is on its way down. Linux will not be the winner though.

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