Category Archives: Microsoft Watch

My favorite hardware company sells software and it based in Redmond.

Open Sauce May 2005 I’m still using the wireless keyboard I bought back in early 2005, but to be honest is feels downright cheezy when I compare it to the Apple keyboards I’ve been using lately. Not so much that … Continue reading

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The Protection Racket: Why Red Hat shares didn’t tank after Microsoft’s patent claims

Back in 2007, the big question on everyone’s mind was: How can open source projects withstand the threat of being sued by the big proprietary software companies holding thousands of software patents? Here’s how I saw the problem, back then. … Continue reading

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Keyboards and Another Resource for Linux Wins, and More

I tripped over the Who is switching to Linux? blog the other day, but not for a Linux switch story–it was a story about keyboards. Now, I may not permit any Microsoft software products in the house, but Microsoft also … Continue reading

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More Vista Misery

Well, I hate to gloat, but it kind of goes with the territory of not using Microsoft brand software. And there’s all that FUD to counteract, as well. So, do you think that if you avoid Linux you can enjoy … Continue reading

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Microsoft's "Get the Facts" ™ Campaign, Deconstructed

It’s been some time now since Microsoft launched their Get the Facts campaign to "get" the "facts" out about Microsoft vs Linux. It’s certainly been a helpful resource for me, as a great source of research reports and results from … Continue reading

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Microsoft and the GPL

According to this Microsoft Statement About GPLv3, whatever exactly it is that Microsoft and Novell are up to, it doesn’t mean that Microsoft is subject to the terms of the GPLv3 license. Check out the rest of the blogosphere for … Continue reading

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