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Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

EU set to accept Microsoft browser offer: sources

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reuters.com: EU antitrust regulators are set to accept next week an amended offer by Microsoft that would allow PC users in Europe to choose other web browsers, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday.

Evading the Microsoft tax

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teom.wordpress: A few months ago I submitted my work for the Social Desktop Contest, organized by Frank of openDesktop.org. Turns out, lots of people seemed to really like it (thank you for voting!), and it won the first prize, which was a Dell Mini 10v netbook with Ubuntu. Unfortunately

10 Linux features Windows should have by default

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

Differences Between Linux And Windows

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linux.bihlman.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating software; we discuss some of the pro’s and con’s of each system.

Microsoft: ”Do it our way, or not at all”?

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openbytes.wordpress: It is being reported on the net that Datel Design has filed an anti-trust lawsuit in San-Francisco federal court against Microsoft. The reason behind this move? Because its alleged that a recent update caused 3rd party memory packs (namely Datels) to become incompatible.

Microsoft banned from selling Windows in China

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itbusiness.ca: A Beijing court has ruled that Microsoft violated a Chinese company's intellectual property rights in a case over fonts used in past Windows operating systems. The Beijing Number One Intermediate People's Court this week ordered Microsoft to stop selling versions of Windows that use the Chinese fonts, state broadcaster CCTV said.

Head to Head: Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10

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itpro.co.uk: Is there a subject more sensitive for hardcore computer users than the operating system they use? It’s one of those subjects that inspires extreme opinion and zealots will be guaranteed to vent their opinions forcefully, and woe betide anyone who disagrees.

Microsoft admits Win 7 tool violated GPL

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  • Microsoft admits Win 7 tool violated GPL
  • Microsoft: Win7 tool includes GPL code; software will go open source
  • Microsoft 'Sudo' Patent No Danger To Unix

Did Microsoft Patent Sudo? Apparently Not

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extremetech.com: The Internet was buzzing yesterday with news (apparently originated at Groklaw that had people in the know quivering with anxious anticipation: Microsoft had patented sudo, so could the end of the world be far behind? The real story, however, is far less salacious.

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