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Microsoft Critique: Resources

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"'No Alternative' To Microsoft Fine"

""Very Severe Hole" In Vista UAC Design" @ 02/13/2007

""Your data or your life" Proprietary Software Can Kill You"

"17 Mistakes Microsoft Made in the Xbox Security System - Xbox-Linux"

"1989 Bill Gates Talk on Microsoft" @ "Bill Gates discusses the software and computer industry, and how Microsoft has contributed. Gates also discusses his views on the future of the computing industry. The talk was recorded in 1989 but was only recently digitized."

"A 5-Year Deal With Microsoft To Dump Novell/SUSE" @ Slashdot 11/09/2006

"A Brief History of Microsoft FUD" @

"A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection" @ 12/2006

"A List of Microsoft Litigation"

"A Prisoner of Windows" "Imprisoned in a Windows jail? Make your escape to Linux through an SSH tunnel and remote X Windows." LG #129

"A Vista of Licensed Censorship" @ 10/24/2006

"A five year deal with Microsoft to dump Novell/SUSE" @ 11/2006

"A leaked letter to the European Commission has revealed the extent of lobbying by proprietary software groups to prevent the widespread adoption of open-source software." @ 10/16/2006

"A plea for relief from Microsoft's escalating anti-competitive tactics."

"ALSR in Vista Gets OEM Push" @ 12/15/2006

"Activating Vista Enterprise Using a Spoofed Server" @ 12/08/2006

"Allchin Backs Off Antivirus Remarks" @ 11/2006 "Allchin acknowledged Friday that he wasn't as clear as he intended to be, saying he never meant to imply that Windows Vista does not need antivirus software, despite citing the example of his son's PC."

"Analysts: Microsoft Has Antitrust Anxiety"

"Annual Cost of Microsoft Monopoly: $10 Billion"

"Another Microsoft Exec Steps Down"

"Are New DRM Technologies Setting Vista Up for Failure?" @ Slashdot 11/16/2006

"As far as "growing up" is concerned, I guess I'll "grow up" when the process dispatcher inside Microsoft Windows is as good as the process dispatcher inside the Compatible Time Sharing System (Corbato, et al,1962)." "Yes, you read that correctly: 1962. It is ridiculous that one can (essentially) hang a single-CPU copy of Windows XP with a spinning application. We solved that problem 55 (that would be FIFTY FIVE) years ago." - user comment quotes from

"Ballmer Repeats Threats Against Linux" @ 02/21/2007

"Ballmer Says Google's Growth Is 'Insane'" @ 03/16/2007

"Ballmer Says Linux "Infringes Our Intellectual Property"" @ Slashdot 11/17/06

"Ballmer repeats threats against Linux" @ 2007

"Ballmer's new weapon against Linux is...Linux" @ 11/02/2006

"Big Microsoft Brother"

"Bill Gates Brags About Vista, Reacts to Apple's Latest Ads" @ 02/02/2007

"Bill Gates Talk From 1989 Surfaces" @ 03/24/2007

"Bill Gates and other communists"

"Bye bye Windows I don't need you anymore" @ 2007

"Chinese Blogger Slams Microsoft"

"Clipboard Data Theft Now Optional With IE7" @ 12/21/2006

"Comes v. Microsoft - Trial Highlights, Jan. 8, 2007 - Mr. Alepin Has a Jolting Experience" @

"Commentary: Gates wants poor to spend $600+, not $100 or $200, for computers"

"Confidential Microsoft Emails Posted Online" @ 02/03/2007

"Congress: Clear the Air and Stop Preloads"

"Corel Sells Out To Microsoft"

"CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly" .PDF "The report, prepared by Dr. Dan geer and six other distinguished computer-security researchers, laid bare what many have known for years: That the presence of a single, ubiquitous operating system, no matter who produces it, is inherently dangerous to networked computers"

"DRM Based on Trusted Computing Chips"

"DRM in Windows Vista" @ 02/2007

"DRM, Vista and your rights" @

"Dark Cloud Over Good Works of Gates Foundation" @ 01/07/2007

"Dark cloud over good works of Gates Foundation" @ 01/07/2007

"De Icaza Pleads For Mono/.Net Cooperation" @ 03/27/2007

"Dear Sir Bill Gates: invoice enclosed" @ The Register

"Dell Customer Gets Windows Refund" @ Slashdot 11/08/2006

"Details of Novell-MS Pact - The SEC filing" @ 11/07/2006

"Did Microsoft Threaten Linux OEM?"

"Did Microsoft want to 'whack' Dell over its Linux dealings?" @ 02/2007

"Dim Vista" @ 02/2007

"Divide and Conquer: The Microsoft/Novell deal is more about disruption than cooperation" @ 11/10/2006

"Does Microsoft impose a prisoner mentality?" @

"Does Microsoft's Monopoly Power Extend to Government and Media?"

"Dvorak on Windows Genuine Advantage" @ Slashdot 10/19/2006

"EFF's trusted computing guru sums up MSFT's lockware strategy"

"EU Official Labels Microsoft's Behavior Unacceptable" @ 03/22/2007

"EU Rejects Microsoft Royalty Proposal" @ 04/05/2007

"EU investigating new complaint about Microsoft"

"Eben Moglen to Scrutinize Novell-Microsoft Deal" @ Slashdot 11/09/2006

"Evidence Surfaces That MS Violated 2002 Judgement" @ 01/18/2007

"Exhibits and Transcripts from Comes v. Microsoft" @ 02/2007

"Extracts from the guilty verdict" "Viewing Microsoft's conduct as a whole also reinforces the conviction that it was predacious"

"FAA May Ditch Microsoft's Windows Vista And Office For Google And Linux Combo" @ 2007

"FOSS Community Should Not Negotiate With Microsoft On Port 25"

"FSF Launches "BadVista" Campaign" @ 12/16/2006

"FSF: Microsoft's attack on EC is 'outrageous'"

"Fed up with Microsoft's defiance, EU regulators to slap new fines"

"Federal Agency Bans Microsoft Vista" @ 2007

"Feds seek formal extension of Microsoft antitrust deal" @ 08/31/2006

"Firm just acquired by Microsoft faces Rutgers suit" @ 2007

"Flaws Are Detected in Microsoft's Vista" @ 12/25/2006

"Following Bill Gates' Linux Attack Money if you still wonder about who railroaded Peter Quinn"

"Former judge defends his bid to break up Microsoft"

"Free Upgrade From XP Home to XP Pro Lite"

"Full Disclosure: Windows--New! Improved! Yada Yada Yada!" @

"Gates, chairman of Microsoft, wants a simple system that will allow the world's largest software maker and other companies to protect their intellectual property in the European Union - and profit from licensing their patents." @ 11/08/2006

"Gateway bows to Microsoft's power" ""The (two-strike) threat...has a remarkable chilling effect on an OEM's (original equipment manufacturer's) willingness to promote non-Microsoft middleware, platform software or otherwise," Fama testified. "Microsoft retains incredible power over Gateway and, presumably, other OEMs.""

"Gentoo Linux founder quits Microsoft"

"Getting people to say nice things about Microsoft" @ 01/2007

"Google Subpoenas Microsoft & Yahoo" @

"Google goes after Microsoft" ""We certainly see a history with that particular company, Microsoft, behaving anti-competitively, being a convicted monopoly,""

"Google to Microsoft - Give Users Choices in Vista" @ Slashdot 10/31/2006 Why people even bother wasting their precious time to give Microsoft feedback/suggestions is beyond me. The world should just look elsewhere for their software/hardware needs and forget about Microsoft and their products/services.

"Gosling questions Sun-Microsoft pact"

"Groups Call for Investigation of MS Ad Service" @ Slashdot 11/01/2006

"HP's Windows Bundle Trouble" @ 12/15/2006

"Homeland Security says 'Patch Windows Now'" @ Slashdot

"Hotmail hole exposes free email accounts" "Although Microsoft says it has patched a security hole in its MSN Hotmail free email service that let anyone access users' accounts without a password, tests of the program prove otherwise."

"How Microsoft & Massachusetts played hardball over open standards" @ 2006

"How Vulnerable Was Internet Explorer?" @ 01/2007

"How to get Vista back on track: open source it"

"How to get a Refund on Your Unwanted Windows" @ 01/05/2007

"How to get a Windows tax refund" @ 01/03/2007

"IBM Subpoenas HP, Baystar, Sun & Microsoft"

"IE6 Was Unsafe 284 Days In 2006" @ 01/04/2007

"IE7 Vulnerability Discovered" @ Slashdot 10/19/06 ""Not 24 hours after the release of IE7, Secunia reports Internet Explorer Arbitrary Content Disclosure Vulnerability. So much for the "you wanted it easier and more secure" slogan found on Microsoft's IE Website.""

"If Only We Knew Then What We Know Now About Windows XP" @ 09/24/2006

"If your Xbox is defective, MSFT screws you again with DRM" @

"Indian State Logs Microsoft Out" @

"Inside Vista's Image-Based Install Process"

"Intel, Microsoft Despised the XO Laptop"

"Internal Microsoft E-mail Reveals Anti-Linux Strategies on Dell Severs" @

"Interview: Corel's Linux VP on the Microsoft deal" @ CNN 10/16/2000 Never forget what happened to Corel Linux

"Is Microsoft Using RIAA Legal Tactics?" @

"Is Vista a Trap?" @ 03/02/2007

"Is the Microsoft/Novell Deal a Litigation Bomb?" @ Slashdot 11/03/2006

"Jeremy Allison Has Resigned from Novell to Protest MS Patent Deal" @ 12/21/2006

"Jeremy Allison Resigns From Novell In Protest" @ 12/21/2006

"Jury Hears Lawsuit Claiming Microsoft Violated Iowa's Competition Laws" @ 12/01/2006

"Just what has Microsoft been doing for IE 7?"

"Late Vista, timely Linux"

"Leaked Microsoft Dossier on Journalist" @ 03/28/2007

"Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Microsoft and Open Standards"

"Linux News says Microsoft Engaged in Persecution and Discrimination"

"Linux users to Microsoft: What 'balance sheet liability'?" @ 11/2006

"Linux vs. Windows Viruses" @

"Loophole in Windows Random Number Generator"

"MICROSOFT can, and will, violate this proposed Final Judgment" "MICROSOFT has consistently violated United States Antitrust Law. MICROSOFT has illegally tied licenses of its operating systems to OEMs' sales of processors in computers" "MICROSOFT has continually engaged in "vaporware" to kill competing products" "Since MICROSOFT can drag out any enforcement action that the DOJ brings against MICROSOFT for violating this proposed Final Judgment, MICROSOFT can, and will, violate this proposed Final Judgment."

"MS Dirty Tricks Archive Trickles Back Online" @ 02/22/2007

"MS FUDs like SCO, Red Hat Responds. and MS/Novell Transcript Available" @ Groklaw 11/03/2006

"MS Has Free Software Removed From U.N. Paper" @

"MS Office Zero-Day Under Attack" @ 02/04/2007

"MS Patent Applications Reveal Search Technology" @ Slashdot 11/06/2006

"MS Plans Emergency Update to Fix .ANI Bug" @ 04/02/2007

"MS Promotion Site Flagged By MS Anti-Phishing" @ 03/06/2007

"MS Security Guru Leaves for"

"MS Security Guy Wants Vista Bugs Rated Down" @ 03/18/2007

"MS To Push Silverlight Via Redesigned" @ 01/03/2008

"MS Trying To Spur Vista Sales With Discounts" @ 03/26/2007

"MS vs AT&T Case Stirs Software Patent Debate" @ 02/22/2007

"MS 'Software Choice' scheme a clever fraud" @ The Register 08/09/2002

"MS 'slush' fund provides big discounts to stop Linux -- email"

"MS' penalties for selling Linux -- not punishment, as such"

"MS: OK. OK, we'll set up an "OS" project to build an ODF killer. Er, we mean translator."

" shuts out non-Microsoft browsers"

"Maddog bites Microsoft"

"Mark of the Microsoft Beast"

"Microsoft Acquires Winternals and Sysinternals"

"Microsoft Admits Vista Has "High Impact Issues"" @ 01/23/2007

"Microsoft Admits XP Has Same Bug As Win2K"

"Microsoft Admits to Hiding Flaw Details"

"Microsoft Admits to Serious Problems with OneCare" @ 03/16/2007

"Microsoft Admonished by US District Court Judge" @

"Microsoft Apologizes for Serving Malware" @ 02/21/2007

"Microsoft Applies To Patent DRM'ed OS Modules" @ 02/01/2007

"Microsoft Attacks Google on Copyright" @ 03/06/2007

"Microsoft Attacks Innovators, Not Just Google" @ 03/06/2007

"Microsoft Attempts to Quash OSS Recommendations" @

"Microsoft Bribing Bloggers With Laptops" @ 12/27/2006

"Microsoft Caught Out"

"Microsoft Continues Anti-OSS Strategy"

"Microsoft Cracking Open the Door To OSS" @ 03/13/2007

"Microsoft DRM To Get Even Tighter" @

"Microsoft Denies BayStar Connection" @ 10/2006

"Microsoft Denies Sabotaging Mandriva Linux PC Deal" @ Slashdot 11/03/2007

"Microsoft Deprecating Some OOXML Functionality" @ 12/28/2007

"Microsoft Developing Console Chips" @ Slashdot 10/20/2006

"Microsoft DirectX killing innovation" @

"Microsoft Exec Wanted To Mask Linux Report Sponsorship, E-Mails Reveal" @ 02/2007

"Microsoft Exec: OEMs Must Not Install Linux Besides Windows"

"Microsoft Flubs Patch, Putting Users At Risk" @

"Microsoft Found Guilty of Patent Infringement"

"Microsoft Getting Paid for Patents in Linux?" @ 02/11/2007

"Microsoft Gives MVP Award to Adware Pusher" @

"Microsoft Hit With 280m Euro Fine" @

"Microsoft Issues Zero-Day Attack Alert For Word" @ 12/06/2006

"Microsoft Joins OpenAjax Alliance" @ 03/21/2007

"Microsoft Launches Comical Effort to Fight Piracy" @ 01/22/2007

"Microsoft Lawyer to Run Antitrust Panel for ABA"

"Microsoft License Goes to OSI But Not From Redmond" @

"Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips" @

"Microsoft Loses Appeal in Guatemalan Patent Claim"

"Microsoft Media Player shreds your rights" @

"Microsoft Misrepresenting WGA's Functionality?"

"Microsoft Office Genuine Advantage (OGA)" @ Slashdot 10/27/2006 Do yourself a favor and switch to Open Office which is free. You don't have to purchase, verify, activate, or give away personal information about you or your computer to use Open Office.

"Microsoft Opposing California Open Doc Bill" @ 04/08/2007

"Microsoft PR Paying to "Correct" Wikipedia" @ 01/22/2007

"Microsoft Patent Deal Could Leave Novell Behind" @ Slashdot 11/24/2006

"Microsoft Piracy Plan Means Concerns for IT" @

"Microsoft Re-Re-Releases IE Patch" @

"Microsoft Recalls Small Business Server" @

"Microsoft Says Recovery from Malware Becoming Impossible" No s*, that's why those who know better choose superior Operating Systems, like Linux!

"Microsoft Segments Linux "Personas"" @ 03/20/2007

"Microsoft Sells Linux To Wal-Mart" @ 01/23/2007

"Microsoft Settles Iowa Antitrust Case" @ 02/14/2007

"Microsoft Settles Iowa Consumer Antitrust Lawsuit" @ 01/2007

"Microsoft Shown Involved with Baystar and SCO" @ Slashdot 10/08/06

"Microsoft Shuts Down Linux 10 Years Ago Says Iowa Attorney" @ 2007

"Microsoft Sued Over Vista Marketing" @ 04/03/2007

"Microsoft Sued Over WGA"

"Microsoft Sued over Xbox Live" @

"Microsoft Sues and Gets Sued" @ Slashdot

"Microsoft Taking Heat For Patent Stance" @ Slashdot 11/22/2006

"Microsoft Told to Pay Alcatel-Lucent $1.52 Billion" @

"Microsoft Vista's Endless Security Warnings"

"Microsoft Vista, IE7 Banned By U.S. DOT" @ 03/02/2007

"Microsoft Windows: Insecure by Design" @ 08/24/2003

"Microsoft Withdraws Vista's Kill Switch"

"Microsoft XML Fast-Tracked Despite Complaints" @ 03/12/2007

"Microsoft accused of withholding Vista APIs" @

"Microsoft and Abramoff: Influence in an Anti-Trust Outcome?"

"Microsoft and FairUse4WM" @ Schneier on Security

"Microsoft and Novell: Fox marries chicken, both move into henhouse" @

"Microsoft asking people to write leters opposing California A.B. 1668 - Open Document Format" @ 04/2007

"Microsoft backs Novell's Linux platform" @ 11/03/2006

"Microsoft breaks with standards effort" @

"Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition" @ 2007

"Microsoft extends open source killing plan to Russia"

"Microsoft faces $1.5bn MP3 payout" @ 2007

"Microsoft has performed an illegal function and should be shut down." By Ralph Nader - "some suggestions:"

"Microsoft hit with 280m euro fine" @ BBC News

"Microsoft is expanding in Bellevue in a big way" @ 2007

"Microsoft leaves Word zero-day holes unpatched" @ 2007

"Microsoft patch stops Linux on Xbox 360" @ 2007

"Microsoft pays Timeline $5M in Patent Settlement"

"Microsoft picks new fight with Linux, IBM"

"Microsoft promises Vista security" @ 10/2006 Rather than promises, Microsoft, why not just release the source code for everyone to see so we may audit it ourselves? When it comes to security, I don't believe the word of another, especially when it comes to corporations, I believe what my own eyes can see, and if I can't see the source code then I won't use it! All operating systems and software, especially any software claiming to have any degree of security, should be free and open source so the users may audit, inspect, and modify it themselves!

"Microsoft said to have offered payment for Wikipedia edits"

"Microsoft security chief bitten by rogue dialler"

"Microsoft software banned at WSF" @ 2007 Some people are wise enough to do such a thing, hooray! :)

"Microsoft sprung in cash for Wikipedia edit attempt" @ 2007

"Microsoft still acting like a monopoly, EU complains" @ 2007

"Microsoft sued by Canadian company over document patent" @ 2007

"Microsoft sued on 'patent breach'" @ 11/22/2006

"Microsoft sued over Windows Vista marketing" @ 2007

"Microsoft to "periodically" check Vista installs for piracy" @ 03/30/2007

"Microsoft to Announce Linux Partnership" @ Slashdot 11/02/2006 Because we all know Corel Linux did so well and became a household name following Microsoft's partnership with Corel in 2000... sigh

"Microsoft to Pay $1.52 Billion in Patent Suit Damages" @ 02/22/2007

"Microsoft to hand over Windows secrets to Samba team" @ 12/20/2007

"Microsoft to lock pirates out of Vista PCs" @ Yet another reason to switch to a free OS like Ubuntu Linux which ships to you for free, you can use for free, update for free, and install on as many computers as you like without having to buy a license!

"Microsoft to pay AOL $750 million"

"Microsoft to support Novell's cancer" @ 11/02/2006

"Microsoft to use comics in antipiracy campaign" @ 01/2007

"Microsoft tried to muck with anti-Linux 'facts'" @ 2007

"Microsoft uses Linux" "reader response on| CNET"

"Microsoft was also making it hard for new entrants to the market" "such as Linspire to make deals with OEMs to preinstall software on PCs, according to Robertson. He explained that, because PC building is such a low-margin business, OEMs are scared of losing any Microsoft revenue."

"Microsoft winds up on both ends of software piracy stick" @ 05/07/2002

"Microsoft wins in second Alcatel-Lucent patent suit" @ 2007

"Microsoft wobbles on open file format support" @ 04/10/2007

"Microsoft 'killed Dell Linux' -- States"

"Microsoft's "Immortal Computing" Project" @ 01/22/2007

"Microsoft's Dirty OEM-Secret"

"Microsoft's Guidelines for Customer Privacy" @ Slashdot 10/18/2006

"Microsoft's Lobbying In Massachusetts" @ 12/04/2006

"Microsoft's Masterpiece of FUD" @

"Microsoft's Patent Pledge "Worse Than Useless"" @ Slashdot 11/10/2006

"Microsoft's Security Meeting Causes Unease"

"Microsoft's Vista AV Fails Certification" @ 02/07/2007

"Microsoft's backroom deals" "the OEMs have established a distribution channel that initially defines and then attempts to control what software the majority of consumers run on their computers. For us to correct this problem, we need to stop wondering about Microsoft's backroom deals and such and start focusing on the OEMs themselves. We need to show the FTC and other parties of interest that the average consumer is not presented with a choice when purchasing a personal computer. We need to stop settling for the occasional bone thrown at us when an HP or Dell preinstalls GNU/Linux on a fraction of its products and then buries the option 50 links deep on the product's site. This is not the "choice" I am speaking of and that I envision in order to establish a level playing field."

"Microsoft, Novell team up in Linux deal" @ CNN 11/02/2006 M$ $U$E ? OS/2 and Corel Linux: who weeps for you?

"Microsoft/Novell Deal Could Create Two-Tier Linux Market" @ Slashdot 11/07/2006

"Microsoft/Novell deal on shaky ground?" @ 11/22/2006

"Microsoft: "Drug-Dealing Methods""

"Microsoft: Open source is too complex" Hello: Freedom is complex too! :)

"Microsofts InfoCard draws open-source response"

"Mocking Bill Gates Mockery of the Mockup $100 Laptop"

"Money clashes with mission" @ 2007 "The Gates Foundation invests heavily in sub-prime lenders and other businesses that undercut its good works."

"More confirmation: WGA to be baked into Vista" @

"Mr. Ballmer, Show Us the Code" @ 02/25/2007

"NSA Builds Security Access Into Windows"


"NYT Security Tip - Choose Non-Microsoft Products" @ 01/07/2007

"New Microsoft Dirty Tricks Revealed" @ 02/17/2007

"New Windows Attack Can Disable Firewall" @ Slashdot 10/31/2006

"New Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows" @ Slashdot 11/05/2006

"No Defense Against Windows Rootkits?"

"No fix for 'critical' hole in Windows 98, ME"

"Norway's public broadcaster sells out taxpayers to Microsoft" @ 10/16/2005

"Novell CEO Has No Regrets About Microsoft Deal" @ 2007

"Novell Files New Summary Judgement Motion" @ 12/02/2006

"Novell Gets $348 Million From Microsoft" @ Slashdot 11/08/2006

"Novell Injects MS Lawsuit Exploit Into Open Office" @ Slashdot 11/18/2006

"Novell Sells Out" @ Groklaw 11/2006

"Novell and Microsoft: intellectual property bridge or innovation tax?" @ 11/2006

"Novell's IRC session on the Microsoft deal" @ 11/27/2006

"Novell-Microsoft pact not about interoperability, says Open Source leader" @ 2007

"Novell-Microsoft: Financial Details Revealed" @ 11-08-2006

"Novell-Microsoft: How many times can you sell your soul?" @

"Novell-Microsoft: What They Aren't Telling You" @

"Novell/Microsoft deal: good for Novell, good for Linux?" @

"Now Is Not the Time for Vista" @ 12/29/2006

"Nvidia Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Vista Drivers" @ 02/03/2007

"ODF Threat to Microsoft in US Governments Grows" @ 03/05/2007

"Office 2003 Service Pack Disables Older File Formats" @ 01/01/2008

"Office 2007 Includes WGA 'Kill Switch'" @ 11/20/2006

"One In Five Windows Installs Is Non-Genuine" @ 01/23/2007

"Opening Statements Begin in Microsoft - Iowa Case" @ 12/02/2006

"Opinion: Microsoft, Sun, Oracle can't sidestep Linux, open source movement" @ 2006

"PC Makers Say Vista Is Not a Seller" @ 03/31/2007

"Patent verdict against Microsoft, Autodesk stands" @ CNET

"Paul Graham Claims "Microsoft is Dead"" @ 04/07/2007

"Perens blasts Microsoft/Novell "protection racket"" @ 2007

"Perens: 'Novell is the new SCO'" @ 11/07/2006

"Pirating Software? Choose Microsoft!" @ 03/13/2007

"Playing the Standards Game the Microsoft Way"

"Protesters provide a nasty "vista" for Gates"

"Q&A: Former Mass. CIO feels 'bittersweet pride' after battles with Microsoft, legislature" @

"Remote Exploit of Vista Speech Control" @ 02/01/2007

"Researchers Sour on Vista Service Pack 1 Performance"

"Rivals attack Vista as illegal under EU rules" @ 01/26/2007

"Rivals slam Vista on antitrust grounds" @ 2007

"SFLC's Bradley M. Kuhn's Letter to the FOSS Development Community Regarding Microsoft's Patent Promise" @ Groklaw 11/2006

"Samba asks Novell to scuttle Microsoft deal" @ 11/17/2006

"Scoble Bites The Hand That Fed Him" @ 03/19/2007 re: Microsoft

"Secret deals MS uses to control PC companies"

"Security Fixes Come Faster With Mozilla"

"Security Report: Windows vs Linux" "An independent assessment" @ TheRegister.Co.Uk 10/22/2004

"South Korea: hostage to Microsoft" @ 01/26/2007

"States Claim There is No Match for Microsoft"

"Study Finds IE7 + EV SSL Won't Stop Phishing" @ 01/26/2007

"Superior Linux Technology not Stopping Microsoft - Time to Call Uncle Sam"

"Switching to Windows, Not as Easy as You Think"

"Tamil Nadu (India) Shutting the Door On Microsoft" @ 01/03/2007

"Tangent Suit Claims Microsoft Soaked Partners"

"Terror Plot, NASA, DHS Patch Alert" @ Slashdot

"The Cost of Software Monopoly: How Australian Consumers Lose"

"The End is Nigh for XP" @ 04/12/2007

"The Land of "Nothing for free"" The Low Point -- Jeremy Allison Column Archive -- Column 11

"The Morning After - Reactions to Novell-MS" @ Groklaw 11/03/2006

"The SCO-Microsoft connection grows darker" @ 10/2006 "According to BayStar Capital's managing partner Larry Goldfarb, Microsoft allegedly assured BayStar that it would somehow "guarantee" BayStar's $50 million investment in SCO."

"The Structural Failures of Windows" @ 04/13/2006

"The Sweet Kiss of Death for the Penguin-Chameleon. From Microsoft" @ re: Novell/SUSE

"The big DRM mistake"

"The price of Windows"

"They need people to stay brainwashed" Slashdot user comment

"Top Ten Ways to "Play Dirty" against Microsoft"

"Tricking Vista's UAC To Hide Malware" @ 02/26/2007

"True or False: E-Waste" Re: Switching to Linux from Windows "True or False: Switching from a Windows-operated computer to a Linux-operated one could slash computer-generated e-waste levels by 50%. The answer is: TRUE"

"Trusted or Treacherous Computing?" @ Slashdot 11/24/2006

"Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption"

"U.S. 'lobbied' the EC over Microsoft fine" @ Tech News on ZDNet

"U.S. Lobbied EU Over Microsoft Fine" @ 09/26/06

"UAC Security Hole in Vista" @ 02/2007

"UK Greens Declare Vista Bad For Environment" @ 01/31/2007

"US ambassador to the EU was former Microsoft lobbyist" @

"United States v. Microsoft: Trial Summaries (page 2)"

"User paid to uninstall Windows XP" @ BBC 11/14/2006 "Mr Mitchell, who is an active member of the open source community, said he knew that other Linux fans had tried to get refunds in a similar fashion with varying degrees of success."

"Users scoff at Microsoft's Linux IP claims" @ 12/15/2006

"VBootkit Bypasses Vista's Code Signing Mechanisms" @ 04/2007

"VBootkit Bypasses Vista's Code Signing" @ 04/04/2007

"Virtualization Disallowed For Vista Home" @ 11/24/2006

"Vista DRM Prevents Kernel Tampering" @ Slashdot 10/11/06

"Vista Failing "Blackboard" College Courses" @ 03/31/2007

"Vista Family Discount Keys Found Not Compatible" @ 02/01/2007

"Vista Firewall to be Crippled" 04/26/06

"Vista Indicates A Shift in Microsoft's Priorities" @ 02/01/2007

"Vista Licenses Limit OS Transfers, Ban VM Use" @ Slashdot 10/12/06

"Vista Protected Processes Bypassed" @ 04/07/2007

"Vista Security The 'Longest Suicide Note in History'?" @ 12/25/2006

"Vista Security -- Too Little Too Late" @ 02/21/2007

"Vista has speech recognition hole" @ 2007

"Vista licence: Microsoft's abusive relationship with you" @ 10/19/2006

"Vista license forbids accessing DRM inside a virtual machine" @ BoingBoing.Net

"Vista license improves, but still broken" @ 11/03/2006

"Vista to Allow "One Significant" Hardware Upgrade" @ Slashdot 10/30/2006

"Vista's EULA Product Activation Worries" @ Slashdot 11/21/2006

"WGA and Activation Failures Donâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢t Faze Redmond at American McGee's Blog"

"WGA -- Too Many False Positives" @ 09/27/06

"WMF Vulnerability is an Intentional Backdoor?"

"What is DRM? Digital Restrictions Management" @

"What's So Bad About Microsoft?"

"What's the Difference Between that 2004 Sun-MS Agreement and Novell's?" @ 11/2006

"When good demos go (very, very) bad" 07/28/06

"White House Specifies And Mandates Secure Windows" @ 03/23/2007

"Why Does Everyone Hate Microsoft?" @ 12/13/2006

"Why Does Windows Still Suck? / Why do PC users put up with so many viruses and worms? Why isn't everyone on a Mac?"

"Why Software Should Not Have Owners" @

"Why South Korea Is Shackled To Windows" @ 01/26/2007

"Why Vista's DRM Is Bad For You" @ 02/10/2007

"Why Windows Vista will suck"

"Why Windows is a security nightmare" @ 05/22/2004

"Why proprietary software is dangerous for business-critical applications" @

"Why the Novell / MS Deal Is Very Bad" @ 12/06/2006

"WinFS Gets the Axe"

"Windows Chief Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus" @ Slashdot 11/10/2006 (bookmarked this to laugh at later)

"Windows Genuine Annoyance?"

"Windows Live OneCare Can Eat Your Email" @ 03/10/2007

"Windows Media Player new DRM - worse than ever" @

"Windows Mobile Security Software Fails the Test" @

"Windows Nag Windows to Counter Piracy"

"Windows Rootkit Wars Escalate"

"Windows Vista "over-hyped": Torvalds" @

"Windows Vista virtualization policy stirs real debate" @ 02/23/2007

"Windows Vulnerability in Animated Cursor Handling" @ 03/30/2007

"Windows XP SP3 Postponed Until 2008" @ Slashdot 10/26/2006

"Windows screwup forces Ubuntu shift" @ 2006

"Windows vs. Unix: the resolution" @ 2007

"WoW Players Targeted By Windows Flaw Exploit" @ 04/05/2007

"Zune problems for MSN customers" @ BBC 2006

"Zune's Viral DRM Will Violate Creative Commons" @

"Zune's Wireless Almost Totally Worthless" @

"deals enabled Microsoft to maintain its dominance" "Over the course of the day, Boies laid out a comprehensive picture of what he alleged to be Microsoft's attempts to bully its allies, competitors, and business partners -- including OEMs , ISPs, ISVs and others -- into making deals. He said those deals enabled Microsoft to maintain its dominance in the operating system market and to parlay that dominance into a dominant position in the Internet browser market."

"make Microsoft finally take notice" "It is going to take a major Linux vendor pairing up with a major first-tier OEM and a major enterprise or government to make the inroads on the desktop which will make Microsoft finally take notice."

"the Mapuche Indians of Chile are accusing Microsoft of linguistic piracy." @ Slashdot 11/23/2006

Analysis of Microsoft's Suicide Note (part 1) â€" BadVista

Article: "Dim Vista"

Article: Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?

Class Action Notice @ "Legal Notice to Iowa Consumers and Businesses" "If you purchased certain Microsoft software, or a computer on which it was installed, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights"

Comes v. Microsoft @

DoJ Extends Microsoft Oversight for Two Years

Good user comment on Slashdot, quoted in whole: "No, you're wrong. Microsoft's "evil", insofar as I'm concerned, has to do with the companies and technologies that never had a chance because someone at Microsoft decided to steal it, buy it or just destroy it. That someone was often William H. Gates. The Personal Computer Revolution was largely stolen from us, because we all got forced to go the Redmond way. There's no point in going over Microsoft's other evils, such as the fact that it is a Grade-A government-certified illegally acquired-and-maintained monopoly. Now, monopolies aren't necessarily evil or illegal ... but Microsoft's is, on both counts. And don't try to excuse them as just being, you know, basically decent people who make honest mistakes. Microsoft is a criminal organization that has maintained a consistent pattern of unlawful activity throughout its entire corporate existence. And so far as Apple and Google are concerned, it sounds like you're excusing Microsoft's bad behavior because well, you know, Apple and Google might be as bad, but we don't know yet so let's give Microsoft a pass for now. Look nobody knows whether we are alone in the Universe ... but the question of whether that company is good or evil has been answered. They were taken to court over the issue of their monopoly status and lost. So yeah, Microsoft is evil, and the pattern of general nastiness persists to this very day. Why do you think the European Union is giving them such a hard time? Have you been following the OOXML fiasco, with Microsoft attempting to buy their way into a standard? No, I suggest you keep Googling Microsoft: it's obvious you've not been around long enough to have experienced their evil firsthand. I've been in the software business since before Microsoft was a gleam in Bill Gates' eye, and I've seen the damage he and his brainchild have caused. Bill can give all his money to charity if he wants, but there's no Undo button for what he's done."

Halloween Documents, The (re: Microsoft)

List of assets owned by Microsoft Corporation @ Wikipedia

Microsoft Will Stream Ads To Grocery Carts

New Vista Random Numbers to Include NSA Backdoor?

Open Letter to Hobbyists @ Wikipedia "The Open Letter to Hobbyists was an open letter written by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, to early personal computer hobbyists, in which Gates expresses dismay at the rampant copyright infringement taking place in the hobbyist community, particularly with regard to his company's software."

Opera Files EU Complaint Against Microsoft

U.S. v. Microsoft: Court's Findings of Fact : Civil Action No. 98-1233 (TPJ) + Civil Action No. 98-1232 (TPJ)

United States v. Microsoft @ Wikipedia

dual ec drbg ad @ 12/2007

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