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[News] AOL Calls Microhoo! a Mistake, Zimbra Users Find REAL Free Software

  • Subject: [News] AOL Calls Microhoo! a Mistake, Zimbra Users Find REAL Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:49:53 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
AOL to Microsoft: Yahoo bid “a mistake”

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| “What I’m hoping is that [Microsoft and Google] beat each other’s brains out 
| in search and leave the display side open to us,” Falco said. “I think this 
| deal is about search. I think it’s a mistake. Napoleon said to never 
| interrupt your enemies when they’re making a mistake.”   


Open-Xchange lures Zimbra users

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| It looks like Microsoft's proposed Yahoo acquisition is already attracting 
| its share of buzzards: Open-Xchange, a prominent open source competitor to  
| Microsoft Exchange, is looking to lure customers of Yahoo subsidiary Zimbra 
| with an offer of steep discounts.  


Zimbra was never Free software anyway. It should be GPL all the way. Live and


Microsoft's IBM Moment

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| News Commentary: Microsoft can only lose if it enters into a proxy fight 
| against Yahoo. 
| Supposedly, Microsoft is ready to make a hardball maneuver to replace Yahoo's 
| board of directors. A proxy fight would be a highly aggressive move from a 
| company that for years sought to remake its tarnished public image. Antitrust 
| cases on two continents portrayed Microsoft as a bully, which is a label a 
| Yahoo hostile takeover may just revive.     


Microsoft's Last Big Beat: Internet Domination or Death

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| What can $44.6B USD mean? Well, for Microsoft (MSFT) it may mean the cost of 
| survival. 


Microsoft says to borrow money for Yahoo deal

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| Microsoft Corp said on Monday it may borrow money for the first time in its 
| history to fund a portion of its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo 
| Inc.  


Will Microsoft Survive the Next 10 Years?

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| I am not really an expert in this but when I read all the negative
| headlines and articles I ask myself if Microsoft really will survive
| the next 10 years.
| [...]
| I am pretty sure that the Open Source Community, the new Ubuntu,
| Google and of course Apple are those companies that are ready for
| our century and they will get more and more people that know what
| they really want.


P. Graham: Microsoft is Dead

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| A few days ago I suddenly realized Microsoft was dead. I was talking
| to a young startup founder about how Google was different from Yahoo.
| I said that Yahoo had been warped from the start by their fear of
| Microsoft. That was why they'd positioned themselves as a "media
| company" instead of a technology company. Then I looked at his face
| and realized he didn't understand. It was as if I'd told him how much
| girls liked Barry Manilow in the mid 80s. Barry who?
| Microsoft? He didn't say anything, but I could tell he didn't quite
| believe anyone would be frightened of them.


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