Microsoft bows to EU ruling—will Linux now rise?

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| European businesses that have thus far shied away from Linux might not be
| more inclined to go open source as a result of the restrictions imposed by
| the commission.

They should really play the unbundling card. People don't want Vista anyway.

The Vole appears to be buying some more "IP".

Microsoft to buy some assets of Bangkok developer

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| Microsoft, the Redmond, Wash., software giant, said it agreed to acquire
| software, intellectual property and other assets from Global Care Solutions,
| a closely held Bangkok developer of health-information systems.


Unbundling Microsoft Windows

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| Computers in the European Union should be sold without a bundled operating
| system, according to this submission to the European Commission. It says that
| the bundling of Microsoft Windows with computers is not in the public
| interest, and prevents meaningful competition in the operating system market. *

Free-market think tank urges EU to unbundle Windows

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| The Globalisation Institute, a European think-tank run by free market
| advocates, today went on the offensive against Microsoft, calling on the EU
| to require all PCs to be sold without operating systems. *