- 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
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.
tgdaily.com: Proprietary software giant Microsoft is getting into peddling Linux tools. The Redmond outfit has just bought the Teamprise-related assets of SourceGear.
chicagocarless.com: Boy, what a tempest I discovered when I posted last week about my disillusionment with Apple Computer and my ongoing migration from OS X to the new and well-reviewed Windows 7. This week I’ve been taking a closer look at Linux.
toolbox.com/blogs: I have this computer. It came with windows xp pre-installed. I formatted it and installed CentOS Linux for some tests. The computer was then needed for an employee so we put windows xp back on. This is a step by step comparison of installation of the two operating systems on the exact same hardware.
groklaw.net: Lordy, lordy, lordy. They have no shame. It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it.
itnewstoday.com: Microsoft is the largest software company in the world, a point to which I think just about everyone will agree. They have used a closed source model for their entire existence, but their recent actions make me wonder if they are experimenting with the idea of becoming at least somewhat open source.
slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.
blogs.computerworld.com: You'd expect, as my friend Preston Gralla did, that when someone says "proprietary software is eventually going to be doomed," and that Microsoft's future might best be served in releasing its own version of Linux, that he'd be a Linux fan. Wrong: this prophet of Windows doom and gloom was Keith Curtis, a former Microsoft Research staffer. Could he be right?
oneclicklinux.com: . I went to a Win7 party, the host agreed to install copies of Win7, Fedora, openSUSE, and OSX. And yes, they were impressed by how fast and how many programs that were ready to run, but because it didn't run Photoshop - they were willing to pay the $320 for Windows.
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