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[News] [Rival] Microsoft is Now Our Slave (Code Monkey for Linux)

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Microsoft is Now Our Friend

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| This has been an amusing story for this week. In a nutshell, Microsoft got 
| busted for a GPL violation. The developer who discovered this, Stephen 
| Hemminger of Vyatta, chose to handle it thusly:  
|         "Rather than creating noise, my goal was to resolve the problem, so I 
|         turned to Greg Kroah-Hartman. Since Novell has a (too) close 
|         association with Microsoft, my expectation was that Greg could prod 
|         the right people to get the issue resolved."    
| It took over two years, but finally MS came into compliance and then released 
| the source code with much fanfare and self-congratulations. It is a driver to 
| enhance Linux guest performance on their Hyper-V virtualizer. There is a lot 
| of good news in this story, but not of the kind that Microsoft wants us to 
| believe.    
| [...]
| They can't even limit this to Novell SUSE Linux because it is GPL, and so any 
| Linux distributor can tweak it to suit.  


Microsoft defends nuanced open-source approach

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| Software giant criticised for enforcing patent rights on open-source-related 
| technology. 


It's nice of Bill to make these available in a Microsoft-only video format



The OESF: Quietly Working to Get Android On New Hardware Devices

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| Miura tells EETimes that the CEATEC show will include displays with prototype
| Android set tops, developed by Motorola for KDDI, a Japanese
| telecommunication service provider. He also confirms that the OESF is
| launching several working groups, including ones focused on: set-top boxes;
| VOIP; network and security; measurement and control; system core; application
| and services; and marketing and education.


Google Android Running On Eee PC 701 Tutorial

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| We all know that the Google Android operating system was specially developed
| to run on cell phones, but that doesn't mean that we cannot tweak it to run
| on netbooks as well.


Android Spreading Out to Netbooks, and E-Ink Devices

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| Although it is still early enough in development that it may not become a
| shipping product, Asus has confirmed that it has been developing a netbook
| based on Google's Android platform. Asus' Eee PC division lead, Samson Hu,
| told Bloomberg that engineers are working on a possible end-of-year release
| window. We've written before about Cupcake, a version of Android that is
| friendly to non-phone devices, and there have already been successful efforts
| putting Cupcake on netbooks.

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