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Why Microsoft Loves GPL 3.0: Changing Strategies

June 07, 2007 |
Two Slashdot posts and a long meeting with Microsoft really got me to thinking about whether Microsoft really likes, or doesn't like, the new GPL version and how its strategy, with regard to open
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Gates, Jobs, Foleo, Milan, the 86 Mac Plus: Is the Past the Future of the Desktop?

June 04, 2007 |
I've really been pondering this whole desktop future thing and what is wrong with Windows Vista, Desktop Linux and even Apple's Tiger. Coincidently, SlashDot picked up this piece comparing a Windows
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Could Foleo, Based on Linux, Coupled with Google Gears, Become the Future of the PC?

June 01, 2007 |
I'm following a series of technologies that are coming to market to displace the aging PC concept. While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs clearly believe the rich PC, as a general use product, represents
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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: Lessons Learned

May 30, 2007 |
As we approach what many believe to be the last time both Gates and Jobs get on stage, it's time to look back on what both important men have taught us through their actions.   In addition, a
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Corporate Blogging: You Don't Really Have a Choice so Do it Right

May 23, 2007 |
A few months back I ran a panel on corporate blogging in which a number of top influencers and corporate bloggers shared their insights on this topic.   Recently, I finished an excellent book on
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Salesforce.Com + Google: Promise and Risk

May 22, 2007 |
It was reported yesterday that Salesforce.com and Google are discussing hooking up. There is a lot of power in this potential partnership, but also some risk both for those considering the solution
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Microsoft Patents Linux Impact: Red Hat vs. Novell

May 16, 2007 |
Now whether you believe the patent claims from Microsoft (or whether the number is accurate) or not, they clearly are having an impact on the market. But I'm not sure it is the impact that Microsoft
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Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt

May 15, 2007 |
Microsoft has put a firm number, well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other open source software violate.   With each announcement, Microsoft, in effect, strengthens the
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Should Employees Buy Their Own PCs?

May 10, 2007 |
I bought my first PC for work while I was at IBM, and it wasn't an IBM PC. It was a Panasonic Sr. Partner and it was one of the first portable Intel-based computers ever built.   Mine was very
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Dell's Expanding Linux Strategy

May 07, 2007 |
Let's look at recent developments three ways: First at the initial Ubuntu announcement, then at the most recent Novell/Microsoft partnering, and finally where I think (based mostly on your feedback)
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