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What Did Microsoft Know About SCO's Plans and When Did It Know It?

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Microsoft

groklaw.net: When did Microsoft know about SCO's plan to attack Linux, and when did it know it? And was it a force behind it? We've long wondered. Certainly there have been indications that it was.

Windows SEVENNNNNN

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distrocheck.wordpress: So i’ve been using Windows 7 for a couple of months now, I was forced to do so for certain software. I have developed a wow/crap relationship with it.

Microsoft Cites Success of Novell Linux Interop Deal

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SUSE

redmondmag.com: Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday, saying that more than 500 customers have signed up since the program began more than three years ago.

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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OSS

computerweekly.com/blogs: It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the same way as an application - or "app" as it is increasingly becoming known. Of course Microsoft is a software company. What does Microsoft think of open source?

Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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Ubuntu
Humor

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

Microsoft legal foes withdraw EU complaint

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  • Microsoft legal foes withdraw EU complaint
  • Windows XP netbooks are officially an endangered species… again
  • Microsoft explains mystery Firefox extension, "fixes" upd

Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security

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arstechnica.com: "Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods."

Comparative Test Problems – Hardware, Windows7 and Linux

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Hardware
Microsoft

g33q.co.za: Most modern operating systems support most PC hardware configurations either out of the box, or with the needed drivers installed. Boy did I not expect these kind of problems!

Windows Server vs. Linux

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Microsoft

idg.no: Which server OS is the most appropriate must be argued in the context of the job that needs to be done, based on factors such as cost, performance, security and application usage. Which is better?

If Microsoft Bought Novell

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SUSE

thelinuxlink.net: Dave Yates had brought up on TLLTS and then later on LottaLinuxLinks Oggcast the possibility of Microsoft buying Novell now that the latter company is up for sale. He felt hat this would place Microsoft in an interesting position to own the Unix Copyrights and to have their own Linux distribution.

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