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Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 12:28 pm

How Microsoft’s FUD Tactics Came Down to Software Patents

Summary: A ramble about the changing nature of Microsoft FUD, especially against GNU/Linux

At Microsoft, the days of ignoring and laughing are over. The company is now attacking its rivals with software patents, having mostly neglected attacks on rivals — notably Linux — based on verbal attacks (legal threats) and ridicule of technical nature. Microsoft’s strategy is now lobbying for software patents while extorting any company which does not use Windows.

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