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John C. Dvorak's Microsoft Murder Plot: "How to Kill Linux"

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John C Dvorak's PC Magazine article called "How to Kill Linux," introduced the world to what he called "the lopped-off head approach" - the head being that of Linux, and the beheader being Microsoft.

Microsoft Pays $30M Settlement to Daum

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Microsoft agreed to pay a $30-million settlement to the South Korean web portal operator Daum Communications, the companies said on Friday, but the Redmond software giant faces a continuing investigation by South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission.

M$ Hits Windows Vista Beta 2 Delays, Allows 2nd Hand Software

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Sources at the company told me this week that Microsoft will soon delay the release of Windows Vista Beta 2. They have stunned some in the British reseller community by allowing a discount dealer to sell secondhand volume licenses.

Microsoft in Reality — a look at the latest memos

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Big things happen at Microsoft - and in the marketplace - after Bill Gates announces a grand strategy. Now Bill has issued another sure-to-be-famous memo, along with one by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's new CTO.

Microsoft's Gates signals concern about future

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has signaled his concern that the company could be outmanoeuvred by web-based rivals like Google and Yahoo.

Microsoft: Open source not that open

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Jason Matusow, director of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, took the opportunity in front of the audience at the Open Source Business Conference to suggest that the commercialization of open source leads to less openness over time.

First look at Windows Vista: Secure at last?

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At the MVP global summit in Redmond, Wash., I had the opportunity to hear from a number of Microsoft insiders, the guys who actually wrote the code, about their goals and philosophy in creating the new operating system.

It's Unofficial: Microsoft Bets Business On Linux

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The next time Bill Gates sends an e-mail through Microsoft's shiny new Wireless LAN it will be passed through a behind-the-scenes Linux-based network appliance.

Microsoft antitrust flap 'boosts Linux' in Far East

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Microsoft's row with Korean regulators could boost Linux in Asia, the region's first listed Linux developer said today.

M$ is Threatening Korea Again

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Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, has renewed its threat to pull the Windows operating system out of Korea, if the ongoing investigation by the nation’s antitrust agency doesn’t turn out to be in its favor.

Sponsored Linux ad Hijacked by MS?

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Is MS stealing Linux traffic? It would seem so. Let's take a look and see what we can see.

Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web

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As I’ve been going around the world I’ve been meeting with many people who’ve built their companies on non-Microsoft stuff. Here’s 12 reasons Web 2.0 entrepreneurs like Ross tell me that they aren’t using Microsoft’s stuff:

US high court won't review Microsoft patent case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Microsoft in a case involving claims by a privately held California software firm and the University of California that Microsoft infringed their patents with its Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft backpedals on Korea threat

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Microsoft has apparently stepped back from a threat to stop selling Windows in Korea saying every year Korean companies buy more than $100m worth of our products.

M$ threatens to withdraw Windows in S.Korea

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Microsoft Corp. has threatened to withdraw its Windows software from South Korea if the country's antitrust agency orders it to unbundle its Instant Messenger and Media Player from the operating system.

Key executives resign from Microsoft

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Microsoft lost two key employees in recent days, one who has led several MSN efforts and another who was a top developer for the Office unit.

Did Bill Gates Invent Linux and Has He Erased the Evidence?

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Someone has started rearranging content on the Internet to suit their own purposes and the culprit might be a convicted monopolist. This article examines some compelling evidence and asks Congress to investigate.

UK graphics firm takes on Microsoft

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A small UK graphics software house is desperately trying to fight its corner against Microsoft by giving away its software to any Linux user prepared to help the company.

What does M$ new shared source mean for you?

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Open source advocates are doing what was once unthinkable - giving the thumbs up to a Microsoft source code licensing program.

Microsoft The Real Skype Threat

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"I think the biggest threat to us is companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL, because their customer base is so big," Skype's Chief Executive said.

In related news, Ballmer said that previous reports about partnership talks with Time Warner's AOL unit were "an unconfirmed rumor," as he vows to 'Conquer' the internet.

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