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The Inevitability of Open Source Windows

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temporaryland.wordpress: The FOSS (Free/Open Source Software) Community knows, thanks to leaked Microsoft internal documents, that since about 1998 Microsoft has been in a sort of war against them. Because of this, it is not surprising that the FOSS community has looked at Microsoft with suspicion and has vilified it to no end. But, is Microsoft really evil?

making deals with M$

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Mark Shuttleworth: There is (again) absolutely no truth to the rumour that Canonical has done a deal with Microsoft for access to codecs - either in return for money, or for some other quid-pro-quo.

Windows will go open source when pigs fly

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blogs.zdnet: Matt and the Wall Street Journal have offered some speculation that Windows should go open source. This will happen when pigs fly.

WSJ to Microsoft: You need to open source Windows

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Matt Asay: Many of us have been saying for a long time that Microsoft's Windows product would be better if the company open sourced it. But today marks the first day that the Wall Street Journal has chimed in to second the motion.

Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

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  • Microsoft’s deceptive advertising, again.

  • Microsoft seeks open-source community manager
  • Ozzie: Open source is greatest threat to Microsoft

Vista selling well!?

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blogs.computerworld: Whatever drugs Steve Ballmer is on they must be very, very good. That's the only explanation I can come up with for Ballmer telling the Australian press that he's "amazing pleased" with Vista sales.

EU shows size of Microsoft credibility gap

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blogs.zdnet.com: The European Union will investigate Microsoft’s support for the Open Document Format (ODF) in Office. It wonders whether the move increases competition.

Also: Is Microsoft Office in trouble?

Microsoft and ODF: Has Hades Gone Sub-Zero?

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linuxjournal.com: As I've written elsewhere, I see increasing signs of new Microsoft approach to open source, which involves loving applications to death, while undermining GNU/Linux. The idea might be to lull the wider free software community into a false sense of security while digging away at the foundations, so that one day open sources apps find themselves running mostly on Windows, with Microsoft in the driving seat.

Also: Should We Fear the (Redmond) Geeks Bearing Gifts?

Microsoft to support ODF, PDF in Office next year

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infoworld.com: Microsoft is finally adding support for ODF (Open Document Format for XML) and Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) to its Office productivity suite, the company is expected to announce late Wednesday.

'PatentGate,' one year later: Microsoft against the open-source world

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computerworld.com: It was just over a year ago that Microsoft Corp. dropped a bombshell of a claim: users of Linux and open-source software were unwittingly violating as many as 235 Microsoft software patents.

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