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  • Why Microsoft Hates - No, *Really* Hates - ODF (Jun 12, 2009, 20:01)
    Open Enterprise: "Its core Office franchise remains incredibly profitable, with an enviable 75% operating margin, and this has been bankrolling most everything else."

  • Open source takes no hostages (Jun 12, 2009, 19:01)
    IT Wire: "Have you ever had the experience of creating and storing data in a certain application, only to find that your dependency on a proprietary format means that you have lost all your data?"

  • Cable group turns net neutrality around over ISP access fees (Jun 12, 2009, 17:31)
    ars Technica: "The American Cable Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to stop Internet video content providers from charging ISPs wholesale access fees to their sites "at discriminatory rates, terms and conditions.""

  • Europe to get Windows 7 sans browser (Jun 12, 2009, 16:02)
    CNet: "Microsoft plans to remove Internet Explorer from the versions of Windows 7 that it ships in Europe, CNET News has learned."

  • IBM expects Linux to make money (Jun 12, 2009, 14:02)
    Linux and Open Source: "In the latest installment of his podcast interviews, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin found Sutor focused mainly on opportunities for server and cloud Linux, through partnerships with Red Hat and Novell."

  • 7 things electronics salespeople won't tell you (Jun 12, 2009, 13:02)
    CNet: "Going to a retail store for consumer electronics purchases can be both exciting and frustrating. After working at Best Buy for two years, I have a few opinions to share that you might want to consider before your next shopping trip."

  • Memo to Canonical and Ubuntu: Don't Repeat IBM's Mistakes (Jun 12, 2009, 09:02)
    WorksWithU: "On the other hand, Canonical runs the risk of repeating some major software mistakes IBM made in the 1990s. Here’s why."

  • Microsoft Helps Sell Over $200 Million in Linux Support Certificates (Jun 12, 2009, 06:32)
    Softpedia: "Since the duo inked their alliance at the end of 2006, Microsoft and Novell sold in excess of $200 million worth of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support and maintenance certificates."