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What is in those Microsoft Linux patent agreements?

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blogs.zdnet.com: I want to look at a different question today. Why are so many smart companies signing up with these agreements? What is in them?

Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

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  • Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?
  • Microsoft Cross-Licensing Tactic May Get Teeth Pulled Soon

Microsoft's FUD goes mobile

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  • Microsoft's FUD goes mobile
  • HTC signs patent deal with Microsoft for Android

Windows Malware: The final straw that broke the penguin's back

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zdnet.com/perlow: It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

Security FUD In Action: Not Windows' Fault, Nope, Not at All

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linuxtoday.com/blog: The game of giving Microsoft a free pass on security flaws continues, despite the rapid growth of the world wide botnet and more Windows exploits roaming the planet than ever.

"Microsoft decision puts public libraries at risk"

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: People who manage public computers face daunting security and anti-malware threats. Microsoft acknowledged this fact when it introduced Windows SteadyState, an add-on for Windows XP and, later, Vista. However, not only is SteadyState incompatible with Win7, Microsoft says it has no plans to introduce a Windows 7-compatible version.

Microsoft Uses 'Free' To Challenge Open Source

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earthweb.com: Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear:

Microsoft to develop own open source platform

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linux-magazine.com: Open source developer at Microsoft, Garrett Serack announced today plans to bring a native running open source platform to Windows.

OOXML heading for failure

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  • ISO OOXML convener: Microsoft's format "heading for failure"
  • Fifth Anniversary of ODF is May 1st
  • Microsoft Fails the Standards Test

Microsoft says Windows will cease distribution

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geeksmack.net: Earlier today, Microsoft Spokesperson Brianna Pinder, confirmed that Microsoft will be ceasing development of the Windows Operating System due to the nature of innovation in the computer industry.

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