guardian.co.uk: Microsoft is right to warn about the danger of a serious monopoly in search because of Google's dominance. Maybe it is time to apply Microsoft's enlightened approach to monopolies to what is happening in its own backyard.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would not ship with Internet Explorer 8 within the European Union. This is to comply with EU demands following the anti-trust case some time back. On the immediate face of this seem like good news for users of other browsers — but is it?
Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.
junauza.com: Apple (Mac OS X) has a relatively larger number of desktop computer users compared to Linux, and Windows virtually dominated the overall market share. But have you ever wondered why people at Microsoft and even Bill Gates himself are bothered by Linux more than anything else?
- Are Microsoft's Promises For Ever?
- Mono promise is nice, Microsoft. What about Linux?
- What is all this FOSS about Mono?
- Will Mono benefit from Microsoft's C# patent promise?
- Microsoft makes a loaded promise for C# and .NET
- I still believe this is a victory for Microsoft!
computerworlduk.com: Becta, the schools IT agency, has signed a new licence with Microsoft that it said offers better value for money and does not hinder open source adoption.
tirania.org: First the big news: Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise patent licensing to both C# and the CLI.
laserjock.wordpress: Martin Owens recently asked the question “Why do you like Microsoft?” It’s a pretty brave thing to ask an free/libre/open source Linux community like Ubuntu. While some have taken up the challenge, it made me pause and think for a minute.
linuxforu.com: The war has begun. Quite literally. We laid our hands on the RC (release candidate) available for free on Microsoft’s website, and took it for a spin against Mandriva 2009.1 Spring. Who won? The results are most surprising!
techcrunch.com: Okay, it’s not exactly the Camp David Summit that took place in 2000 between the Israelis and the Palestinians, but sometimes the littlest gestures can go a long way.
betanews.com: Our subject today is full-disk encryption, that useful security tool that keeps data on your hard drive safe even if the drive itself is in peril. We'll compare the Windows approach to the problem with that of a leading Linux contender.