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[News] Microsoft and GNU/Linux Don't Mix Well

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft and GNU/Linux Don't Mix Well
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 04:35:22 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft and Linux Will Never Be "Best Buddies" 

,----[ Quote ]
| I just read an article called: Life after 
| Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft 
| dies?" The article made me think of what it 
| really would be like without Microsoft. I 
| didn't like it. We need Microsoft over there 
| competing with us. No matter what happens to 
| the economy, to the PC hardware format or to 
| the demographic of the common computer user; 
| Microsoft and Linux will never be "best 
| buddies." And I know that "Linux" includes the 
| major commercial Linux players: Novell, Red 
| Hat and Canonical. I know that Novell and Red 
| Hat have both crossed enemy lines with 
| agreements but to think that the two camps 
| will ever kiss, makeup and live happily ever 
| after is pure fantasy. Frankly, I like it that 
| way.



Attack of the Patent Proxies

,----[ Quote ]
| This is truly bizarre. Why would Microsoft unload a bunch of âLinux-
| focused patentsâ - stuff you would think it would fondle lovingly as it
| ruminated endlessly on the damage they might do in terms of FUD, if
| nothing else. But no, not only does Microsoft sell them, but they end up
| in positively the worse place possible, from Microsoft's point of view:
| a Linux-friendly bunch with the avowed aim of keeping such patents
| safely locked away.


Microsoft Linux-bashing hits a nerve

,----[ Quote ]
| Clearly, Microsoft has increasingly been spreading fear, uncertainty, or
| doubt (FUD) about Linux, as it has about Apple's Mac OS X in its recent
| "Laptop Hunters" TV ads. Last month, Dell Computer took it upon itself
| to stand up and refute Microsoft statements about high Linux netbook
| returns, saying that Dell's Linux returns were roughly equivalent to
| those for Windows-based netbooks. Canonical has also questioned
| Microsoft's statements about netbook returns. Meanwhile, anecdotal
| evidence suggests that Microsoft has been increasing its pressures on
| both PC vendors and retailers to steer clear of Linux netbooks.
| Microsoft appears to be taking Linux seriously, despite the fact that by
| some counts Linux represents only a single percentage of the overall PC
| market (others place it higher, but not by much). In an SEC filing
| posted this summer, Microsoft added Linux distro vendors Canonical and
| Red Hat to its list of perceived competitors for Microsoft's Client
| division.


Patently Opaque

,----[ Quote ]
| What was in this lot of 22 patents that would
| specifically worry the Linux community? The OIN
| supplied The H with a list of the patents:
|    * Encoding a URL into the playback of a media file
|    (5987509, 6499057, 5774666, 6963906)
|    * Broadcasting video over distributed networks
|    (6005600, 6792468, 7448062)
|    * Launching a browser and sending it to a URL by
|    clicking an icon (5737560, 5877767, 6072491,
|    7032185)
|    * Launching applications through a movie (5745713)
|    * Colour space conversions (5946113, 6147772)
|    * Web page annotations (6081829, 6571295)
|    * Web publishing hypertext (5890170)
|    * Web publishing and editing with templates
|    (6026433)
|    * A Method for painting on a computer (5182548)
|    * Virtual Address Translation (6205531)
|    * Dynamically generating graphics for the web on the
|    server (6098092)
|    * Dynamic information clipping service (5649186)

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