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  1. [News] Red Hat Desktop Decision: Microsoft Racketeering Gets the Finger

    Why there won’t be a Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop

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    | Red Hat wanted to supply users with legal access to WMF (Windows Media
    | Format) codices. While Microsoft was willing to license these codices to
    | Linux distributors, such as Linspire, Turbolinux and Xandros, Microsoft was
    | only willing to make these deals if the Linux company was willing to sign off
    | on a Microsoft patent agreement. Red Hat was not willing to do this.
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    http://practical-tech.com/operating-...linux-desktop/

    At the end of the day, it's good news. The desktop is getting replaced or
    changed (in the traditional sense).


    Recent:

    OpenReferent - a New Open Source Challenge to Microsoft Desktop Software

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    | Mr Pogodin, Deputy General Director of Post of Russia, said: "Post of Russia,
    | which has 42,000 post offices through out the country, can significantly
    | lower the cost of ownership of the Information System." Post of Russia is one
    | of the first customers that signed up to evaluate themove from Microsoft
    | based desktops to OpenReferent solution. * *
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Open Referent is based on the recently announced IBM Lotus Open Collaboration
    | Client Solution with Red Hat.
    |
    | Business partners classified as Red Hat Advanced Business Partners and
    | Lotus-authorized IBM Business Partners may sell the Red Hat and IBM Lotus
    | products globally with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, and may
    | additionally offer a six-month Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop trial. * *
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    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb823104.htm

  2. Re: [News] Red Hat Desktop Decision: Microsoft Racketeering Gets the Finger


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:1675603.vCXOETIHjn@schestowitz.com...
    > Why there won't be a Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Red Hat wanted to supply users with legal access to WMF (Windows Media
    > | Format) codices. While Microsoft was willing to license these codices
    > to
    > | Linux distributors, such as Linspire, Turbolinux and Xandros, Microsoft
    > was
    > | only willing to make these deals if the Linux company was willing to
    > sign off
    > | on a Microsoft patent agreement. Red Hat was not willing to do this.
    > `----
    >
    > http://practical-tech.com/operating-...linux-desktop/
    >
    > At the end of the day, it's good news. The desktop is getting replaced or
    > changed (in the traditional sense).


    The desktop isn't being replaced at all. The desktop/laptop continues to
    provide Microsoft with BILLION$$$ of dollars each year. If the "desktop" is
    going away then perhaps you should tell Mark Shuttle**** because he didn't
    get the memo and continues to focus Ubuntu on "desktop" users.



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  3. Re: [News] Red Hat Desktop Decision: Microsoft Racketeering Getsthe Finger

    Ezekiel wrote:
    > "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    > news:1675603.vCXOETIHjn@schestowitz.com...
    >> Why there won't be a Red Hat Consumer Linux Desktop
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | Red Hat wanted to supply users with legal access to WMF (Windows Media
    >> | Format) codices. While Microsoft was willing to license these codices
    >> to
    >> | Linux distributors, such as Linspire, Turbolinux and Xandros, Microsoft
    >> was
    >> | only willing to make these deals if the Linux company was willing to
    >> sign off
    >> | on a Microsoft patent agreement. Red Hat was not willing to do this.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://practical-tech.com/operating-...linux-desktop/
    >>
    >> At the end of the day, it's good news. The desktop is getting replaced or
    >> changed (in the traditional sense).

    >
    > The desktop isn't being replaced at all. The desktop/laptop continues to
    > provide Microsoft with BILLION$$$ of dollars each year. If the "desktop" is
    > going away then perhaps you should tell Mark Shuttle**** because he didn't
    > get the memo and continues to focus Ubuntu on "desktop" users.


    Who is Mark Shuttle****, and what does he have to do with Ubuntu?

    >
    >
    >
    > ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

    Can't your news reader properly format a signature line?

    --
    Rick

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