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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Ruling on Monday Could Affect Other Abusive Monopolies

____/ [H]omer on Saturday 15 September 2007 22:53 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Microsoft ruling could raise flags for Apple, Google, Intel
>> ,----[ Qoute ]
>> | An epic battle between Microsoft (MSFT) and the European Union takes an
>> | important turn Monday, when a court is set to rule on whether the software
>> | giant is a dangerous monopolist or the victim of overzealous regulators.
>> `----
> Let's see if we can make it a hat trick - ISO rejection of OOXML, SCO
> chapter 11, and convict the Microsoft gangsters.
> Then on the positively charged side of the coin, we have AMD
> open-sourcing their drivers, IBM throwing their weight behind OOo and
> ODF, and the news from ZDNet that Open Source is currently booming.
> What a great week!

OOo will have (at least) two announcements on Monday:

1. OpenOffice.org 2.3.0 is officially released.

2. OpenOffice.org will have an E-mail/collaboration/calendaring component,
which will probably come from a 'third' party like Mozilla or IBM. It will be
more about looses integration than about prebundling and there will probably
be choice as well. Initially, more seamless integration with just one piece of
software is expected. IBM will toss some of its codebase at it.

Anyway, that's what I've heard and concluded.

Some other great news: Dell bundles RHEL with the lap/desktop, Lenovo expands
its Linux line/distributions range, PC World becomes the world's b**ch for
treating Linux like an alien, and Red Hat signs large government contracts
(especially in Europe).

                ~~ Best of wishes

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