Yes, it is still about Microsoft

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| So yes, Microsoft is still very much a factor in the development of Linux.
| Microsoft is the benchmark of what not to do, where not to go, and what to be
| better than. Microsoft is still a very large factor in where Linux is going
| today, and tomorrow.

Microsoft's chickens are coming home to roost

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| 1993 - In August the Department of Justice opens an investigation into
| whether Microsoft is abusing its monopoly in operating systems.
| [...]
| Judge Jackson in turn responded by saying that "[Microsoft executes] proved,
| time and time again, to be inaccurate, misleading, evasive, and transparently
| false. ... Microsoft is a company with an institutional disdain for both the
| truth and for rules of law that lesser entities must respect. It is also a
| company whose senior management is not averse to offering specious testimony
| to support spurious defenses to claims of its wrongdoing."
| [...]
| 2008 - February is a bad month for Microsoft. The Windows Vista Capable
| lawsuits are granted class-action status. The emails released due to
| discovery are damning to both Microsoft and Intel; they show that Microsoft
| executives knew they had a problem with Vista, and that even for them Vista
| was a sorry excuse. The European Union fines Microsoft a record $1.4 BILLION
| for defying sanctions imposed on it by the EU for anti-competitive behaviors.
| It's just the end of March, but 2008 is turning into a banner year for
| Microsoft bad news. Who knows how low their brand power will sink?

The first item show why it's important to stop DeIcazisation of Linux and the
second talks about the huge collapse of the "Microsoft" brand. No wonder
people and businesses quietly away from Windows...


French police deal blow to Microsoft

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| The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft
| for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest
| administrations in the world to make the break. *

Federal Employment Office switches to Linux

Nortel considers Linux desktops for its staff

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| Nortel CIO Steve Bandrowczak, who joined the Canadian telecoms and network
| equipment vendor last July, said "more and more CIOs are looking at Linux
| desktop for reasons of TCO" and argued that the technology "is receiving the
| same level of attention today as when Linux started on servers." * *