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.
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http://www.eetasia.com/ART_880048610...click_from=RSS

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.
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http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Stor...yhoo&dist=yhoo
http://tinyurl.com/2n5g3o


Related:

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. *
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http://www.globalisation.eu/briefing...-200709231241/


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. *
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...dows_bundling/