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10.08.08

Microsoft’s Magalhães Laptops Scam and OOXML Scandals in Portugal Associated with Fraud?

Posted in Europe, Fraud, Hardware, Microsoft at 6:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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That OOXML is a fraud is something we have already shown

E arlier in the year we mentioned João Paulo Sá Couto , who seemed quite likely to be involved in a Microsoft scam. It was only a suspicion backed by circumstantial evidence at the time.

This also relates to the Microsoft OOXML fiasco in Portugal because he is an administrator and company owner (JP Sá Couto), as well …

02.19.08

The OSP Lie, the OOXML Bribe and Other Interesting Moves in Portugal

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument, Patents at 10:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A reader of ours wrote a good piece yesterday about the likely motives behind letting specifications of the binary Office formats go loose. As Stephane indicated, Microsoft had never truly released the secret sauce and none of this is news. It’s part of the charade and many people fall for this self-serving gesture.

The following new article , “Microsoft publishes …

07.04.15

After Moonlight Dies and Even Microsoft Abandons Silverlight, the Abusive Monopolist Keeps Pushing for Other Microsoft Lock-in, Injecting OOXML Traps Into Free Software (Moodle)

Posted in Microsoft, Mono at 10:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Some people never learn…

Summary : Despite a long history of Microsoft formats being proven guarantee of digital obsolescence, Moodle allows itself to become Microsoft prey and a Trojan horse for OOXML in classrooms (for children)

M ICROSOFT is ever so desperate to paint .NET/Windows “open”, basically characterising its core proprietary lock-in as anything but “closed” …

08.02.14

Microsoft Continues to Further Distort OOXML in Order to Make it Less Compatible With Non-Microsoft Software

Posted in Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 3:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Microsoft continues to distort the office suites market and impede interoperability using the OOXML pseudo ‘standard’, essentially by branching out into “Strict” and “Transitional”, making it exceedingly hard for developers to deal with files generated by Microsoft Office and vice versa

T RYING to work with Microsoft is misguided. Just look and see what has …

06.24.14

Microsoft’s OOXML Crimes Prevent Companies, Governments, and People From Exploring Alternatives to Microsoft

Posted in Fraud, Microsoft, Open XML at 11:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

OOXML: When crime pays off

Summary : Reports from the European Commission’s Web site reveal the degree to which OOXML is successfully derailing migrations to Free/libre software in the public sector

S OME of the criminals involved in the OOXML festival of corruption have already left Microsoft (e.g. Oliver Bell, who joined a Gates-funded Gates grooming operation) or joined …

12.05.12

Supporting UEFI in 2012 is Like Supporting OOXML in 2007

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 3:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As a reminder, as part of its many OOXML abuses , Microsoft paid companies to ‘support’ OOXML

Summary : The similarities between the effect of adding UEFI code and adding OOXML code to Free software

I N 40 comments or so I have been discussing UEFI with the developer of Shim, whose latest work one can read about in:

Shimming your way to Linux on Windows 8 PCs …

11.21.12

Freiburg Should Use ODF Only, Just Like Portugal

Posted in Europe, Formats, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice, Standard at 4:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : OOXML helps Microsoft derail Free software adoption in the German public sector while Portugal’s goes ODF-only

S o the news says that Freiburg will return to Office after failure to properly communicate with those who understand lock-in. IDG covered this almost exclusively and wrote: “According to the organisations, no open source experts were consulted in the …

10.12.12

Imposing OOXML and Microsoft Lock-in on Android Users

Posted in Microsoft, Open XML at 12:58 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Microsoft brings proprietary lock-in with OOXML to Android

T ECHRIGHTS has explained Google's bad decision to spread OOXML rather than ODF and some ask: Why Is Google Not Supporting The Open Document Formats?

This is a true story: “Today my wife forwarded me an email from her Nexus S asking if I could open the attachment as she could not. I replied, “where is it …

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