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How FSF Is Preventing Dell from Doing Linux on the Desktop

March 19, 2007 |

I keep reading posts that suggest the reason Dell is not being more aggressive with desktop Linux is either because of Microsoft pressure or because it is being tricked by a Microsoft "Get the Facts"

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The Art of Being Critical of Microsoft

March 14, 2007 |

My plan today was to post a piece on The Five Things You Aren't Allowed to Discuss Inside of Microsoft. This was to follow my earlier piece on The Five Things You Aren't Allowed to Discuss About

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Sun vs. Microsoft: Sun's Winning Strategy - Lose Microsoft

March 12, 2007 |

A year or so ago I got in trouble with The Register for a quote in The Economist where I said something to the effect that Sun had no strategy. What was interesting was the author, Ashley Vance,

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Open Source: Is It Really Open?

March 08, 2007 |
I am fascinated with behavior. You learn a lot by observing and reading about it and you often learn that what you thought was true isn't. Previously, I've argued that open source wasn't open
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Corel vs. Google: The Quest for Productivity

March 06, 2007 |
The second preliminary round is between Google and Corel, for now, and clearly Apple remains in the wings with a more complete OS/Productivity strategy, as we've noted before. Let's take a look at
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Round 1: Linux and Dell's Battle Plan

March 02, 2007 |
Dell has picked the old Microsoft alternative Novell as its primary weapon. Novell had once been a true contender for Microsoft's crown but had fallen on hard times largely due to an inability to
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Apple's MacOS Battle Plan and Calling the OS Round

March 02, 2007 |
Apple, as we've noted before, is planning to make a massive run at the desktop and evidently has addressed many of the compatibility problems with Leopard that have made is technically unacceptable
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Calling the Preliminary Rounds for the Next Microsoft

February 28, 2007 |
Suddenly Microsoft seems to have an abundance of competitors when a few short years ago it was thought the company was unbeatable and that funding a Microsoft competitive offering, either inside a
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The Five Things You Aren't Allowed to Discuss About Linux

February 26, 2007 |
I started writing about Linux not because I thought it interesting, fascinating, or even because I liked to code (I don't).   I started writing about Linux because I was told I couldn't and the
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Should Industry Analysts Disclose Clients: My Commitment to You

February 23, 2007 |
The reason I don't mention any of my clients anymore when I write is because it implied a bias that doesn't exist, or I should say, it implies a source for bias that isn't accurate. It also
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