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  • Microsoft’s "Talking Point" Memo and the Anti-GNU/Linux Studies (Jan 26, 2009, 22:32)
    Boycott Novell: "This set of documents contains "talking points" that relate to the "Get the Facts" campaign against GNU/Linux (see page 12). As we showed before, using another antitrust exhibit, "Fear Uncertainty Doubt (TALKING POINTS)" is part of the game at Microsoft."

  • Microsoft debunks Linux myths (Jan 26, 2009, 20:32)
    The Beez' speaks..: "Finally Microsoft - in the person of vice-president Jim Allchin, amongst others - speaks the truth. Not because they want to, but because they are forced to."

  • Educational Institutions Doing Homework on Open Source Software (Jan 26, 2009, 19:32)
    OStatic: "Maybe it's personal bias, but a few of us here at OStatic have wondered why using open source software isn't a foregone conclusion in education."

  • Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk? (Jan 26, 2009, 19:02)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "It can be changed at will by anyone because the source is open and freely available (the definition of open source). Windows code, on the other hand, is not open and available, therefore it's much safer."

  • The SysAdmin Ten Commandments (Jan 26, 2009, 18:32)
    Hacktux: "I. Thou shalt respect thy user. It is paramount that you respect the user and their data. Don't steal their MP3s, don't look at their porn. When working with email, look without reading."

  • What vendors really mean by 'open source' (Jan 26, 2009, 17:32)
    ZDNet: "The real meaning behind the words is worth examining, especially when someone is trying to sell you something."

  • Open Source's Moment is Now (Jan 26, 2009, 12:02)
    TechTreasures: "There are number of factors coming together that lead me to believe that open source's moment is right now, today, this year."