10.23.07

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Turbolinux Sells Out

Posted in Deals, Microsoft, Patents, Turbolinux at 5:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

This does not come as a total shock, having already watched Turbolinux running into Microsoft’s arm for the OOXML ‘translator’ projects. Now there are patents involved as well.

Turbolinux has become the latest Linux company to sign an IP-protection assurance deal with Microsoft, following in the footsteps of Novell, Xandros, Linspire.

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Finally, expanding on earlier agreements that involved Turbolinux collaboration with the Open XML document format and the use of Microsoft WMF, Turbolinux desktops will now feature Live Search. Microsoft’s answer to Google search, Live Search, has not been doing well in recent months.

By all means, boycott Turbolinux. It is another company that plays nice with the neighborhood bully and even liaises with him. Things were simpler when Turbolinux only helped the Office monopoly with the ridiculous (and impossible-to-implement) ‘translator’ project.

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Shane, is http://www.boycottturbolinux.com/ up yet?

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  1. tellieno said,

    October 23, 2007 at 7:46 am

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    Nice project

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