steve ballmer

No I’m not shocked, but this clearly demonstrates how far Microsoft can go. Nigerian government, after ordering thousands of PCs with Mandriva Linux installed, has suddenly decided that they will instead install Windows: … entered the game and the deal got more competitive. I would not say it got dirty, but someone could have said […]

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From the Groklaw Page: IP Innovation LLC has just filed a patent infringement claim against Red Hat and Novell. It was filed October 9, case no. 2:2007cv00447, IP Innovation, LLC et al v. Red Hat Inc. et al, in Texas. Where else? The patent troll magnet state. The first ever patent infringement litigation involving Linux. […]

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Recently I wrote post about Microsoft FUD and risk for Linux user, especially Redhat Linux users. I received couple of emails. One of them pointed out me Gartner research report entitled “Microsoft Patent Claims Pose No Immediate Risk for Users”: Microsoft claims that a variety of open-source software projects violate its software patents. A general […]

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Steve Ballmer believes that people who use Red Hat Linux have an obligation to compensate Microsoft He has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. SCO tried and failed badly to prove that it owns the intellectual property to Linux. They are facing bankruptcy. Microsoft’s […]

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