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Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source?

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  • Microsoft Extends Commitment to Open Source
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Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot

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  • Microsoft has shot .NET ecosystem in foot: De Icaza
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  • Microsoft moments -- good, bad and ugly
  • Questioning open-core licensing for open source software

Microsoft Facing £25m Argentinian Linux Lawsuit

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eweekeurope.co.uk: A legal dispute between Microsoft and an open source company in Argentina raises questions about the availability of desktop Linux in other countries, experts claim

Beware the King of the Trolls

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computerworlduk.com: If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities.

Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

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theregister.co.uk: Dell has told a Linux-loving Reg reader that he can't receive a refund on the copy of Windows 7 that shipped with his new Dell netbook because it was bundled with the machine for "free".

Windows Versus Ubuntu

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macaudailytimes.com.mo: Like most people I use Microsoft Windows and Office on my computer at work, and up until recently I had a similar setup for my home computer. But I recently changed to use the Ubuntu version of Linux and OpenOffice at home and and feel that both systems perform comparably.

Is Microsoft About to Declare Patent War on Linux?

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computerworlduk.com: Microsoft's comments on happenings outside its immediate product portfolio are rare, and all the more valuable when they do appear.

Microsoft licensing Linux

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mybroadband.co.za: Proprietary giant is licensing open source to its partners. What is going on?

I'm not breaking up with Windows, but we're seeing other people

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blogs.techrepublic.com: For many enterprises, 2010 is going to be the year they decide whether or not to jump on board with Windows 7, or stick with Windows XP. I’ve decided to avoid Windows 7, whenever possible, and rely on Mac and Linux to power my primary systems.

Is Microsoft Afraid to Say the “L”-word?

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computerworlduk.com: It seems that, having lost its position as monarch of the world of computing, Microsoft has decided to become the industry jester.

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