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Microsoft offers free software to start-ups

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| Microsoft has slashed the cost for internet and technology start-ups to use
| its software and servers in an attempt to attract the latest generation of
| programmers away from Open Source rivals like Linux.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/y...start-ups.html

Microsoft's Biz Spark is Another Direct Shot at Open Source

http://ostatic.com/176551-blog/micro...at-open-source

Microsoft's Answer to The Open Source Threat

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| The introduction of BizSpark clearly indicates that Microsoft wants start-ups
| to defer from using open source software such as Linux.
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http://www.enterpriser.in/India/Know...94853-449.html

Very scared of GNU/Linux. Even bribery is seen as acceptable by Microsoft now.


Yesterday:

Microsoft offers South Korea $60 million 'encouragement' to use its software

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| IN WHAT APPEARS to be a rather desperate move by Microsoft, the firm is
| actually paying South Korea $60 million just to use its software.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ys-south-korea


Microsoft Against Free Software... But In Favor Of Paying Nations To Use Its
Software?

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| With more and more countries aggressively moving to embrace free and open
| source software, it appears that Microsoft is using its own money to its
| advantage, such as with this agreement to hand over $60 million to South
| Korea to get it to use its software, rather than the alternatives.
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http://techdirt.com/articles/20081103/1053402725.shtml
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