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05.28.08

Links 28/05/2008: Red Hat Big in Japan, Many Machines with GNU/Linux Preinstalled

Posted in News Roundup at 8:50 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  1. Victor Soliz said,

    May 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm

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    Hey:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1418

    Ozzie acknowledged, “open source was much more potentially disruptive” to Microsoft’s business. (He noted that, unlike Google, many open-source programmers aren’t beholden to shareholders.)

    Ozzie said that competing with open source “made Microsoft a much stronger company.” He cited changes Microsoft has made to its business model — such as focusing on making its closed-source software interoperable with open-source products — as directly attributable to that competition.

    It is strange that Ozzie said “open source was…” As if he is thinking that they won the war with open source thanks to the FUD deals…

  2. Victor Soliz said,

    May 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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    Also:

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20080528133529454

    As you know, as Moonlight is free software, we are supposed to ignore this groklaw article as it is an attack to the good free software developers that coded moonlight, curse anyone who dares to speak wrongly of a project that calls itself open source.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 28, 2008 at 6:07 pm

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    Yeah, I reckon Waugh is already there striking back to defend Goldfarb, Guthrie and de Icaza.

    Microsoft’s #1 rival is Free software (GPL) and GNU/Linux. Ballmer said so in February. Ozzie can pretend it’s all under control and find workarounds that poison the Free Desktop. We’re not foolish enough to allow this to happen.

  4. Not Laughing said,

    May 29, 2008 at 1:28 am

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    “Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? I ask that of all my friends” – Joker, Batman The Movie

    Remember, Silverlight was and is the name of a sword used to slay demons in the on-line Java based game known as Runescape. It existed before Microsoft’s Silverlight did.

    So here we have Silverlight, probably named after the Runescape Silverlight sword, to slay the Adobe flash demon, and we have Moonlight and the obvious “dance with the devil” reference.

    Microsoft is a cancerous sore which needs to be revealed for what it is. Praise boycottnovell for its power of truth.

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