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Back in February I wrote about IBM and their attempts to throw a spanner in the works for the Open XML used in office 2007 The key bits of the story are IBM has long campaigned for Microsoft to open up it’s file formats – which we have done in Office 2007 with the Open…

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Not exactly a valentine for IBM

One of those odd coincidences. Back in January 26 when I was blogging about IBM FUD , I mentioned an Information Week Article where IBM made the assertion that “a so-called “open XML” platform file format, known as OOXML, is designed to run seamlessly only on the Microsoft Office platform.”. This is odd because companies like Corel…

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Another lesson in FUD, from a past master.

A little culture to lead into the weekend. A quote from Voltaire no less. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it. Someone sent me a link to story “Rivals Attack Vista As Illegal Under EU Rules”. We’ve heard of…

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Is Novell our Eurasia ?

Most people, I think, know that Hamlet does not say “Alas Poor Yorick, I knew him well”, and Mae West never said “Come up and see me some time”. When I was active in Microsoft’s private trainer newsgroups, a misquote from George Orwell would come up frequently in the form “But, Thomas, we have always been…

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Microsoft and open source. IE and Firefox

Here’s Something I bet most people most people thought they’d never see.  (Thanks to Information week). We’re making sure we help Firefox development. We have an Open Source Software Lab in Redmond – they have an interesting web site at  http://port25.technet.com.  It makes a good story to portray Microsoft and the open source world as engaged…


Virtual Server Big News, Linux shock and clarity.

Last week I posted about an advance notice of announcement that is was due that this week – it was far from clear.. A few hours later I got advance notice of the Virtual Server news which came out yesterday, which was a model of clarity. Item 1: On Monday April 3rd, Virtual Server 2005…

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