Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) should stop denouncing open source software, such as Linux, and instead stress the benefits of its own products, according to an internal strategy document that was obtained and posted on a Web site for free software advocates.
After years of promises, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is betting his company's money and his vision of computing on the launch of a new generation of portable computers.
Microsoft has reportedly spent $400 million developing the technology behind "Tablet PCs" that can handle text like a paper notepad but run all the programs of a notebook PC.
Source: The Regiser
So how's the SEC going to deal with this one? Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling in the Microsoft case was officially posted at 4.30pm US Eastern time on Friday, but the files were actually made available by the court from 2.40pm, thus allowing anyone in the know to benefit from almost two hours of well-informed stock trading, and to have the decision before Microsoft's lawyers had even been given it.
Source: OS Opinion
Remember when you were forced to eat spinach or some other food you despised?
Remember how you tried to fight back but always were coerced into taking one bite -- and remember how bitter it tasted?
Well, now Uncle Bill is trying to force you to upgrade from Windows 98. He's doing this by withdrawing all support for the operating system, which means computer users still running it will be left stranded. Up the creek. No paddle. No canoe!