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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Microsoft held back at VMworld; free software group attacks Win 7 'sins'
Free software group attacks Windows 7 'sins'; Five lessons from Microsoft on cloud security
Microsoft and Citrix are not sponsoring next week's VMworld virtualization conference and are maintaining only a limited presence at the show due to conflicts with rival VMware. Read full story
Free software group attacks Windows 7 'sins' The Free Software Foundation on Wednesday launched a campaign against Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system, calling it "treacherous computing" that stealthily takes away rights from users.
Five lessons from Microsoft on cloud security While Google, Amazon and Salesforce have gotten the most attention as cloud service providers, Microsoft -- with its 300 products and services delivered from its data centers -- has a large cloud bank all its own.
The curse of the ribbon menu Mitchell Ashley: Everyone wants to take their shot at what's wrong with Microsoft these days so here's mine. Ribbon menus. I've long detested Microsoft's ribbon menu user interface.
Google's competitors may not be who you think David Pinkus: When I worked at Google, I think many of us were surprised by how often people outside the company would talk about Microsoft as a competitor. Inside the company, though, we rarely talked about Microsoft.
Microsoft wins fast-track appeal of Word ban A panel of federal judges has granted Microsoft's request for a fast-track appeal of the injunction that prohibits the company from selling its popular Word software after Oct. 10.
August Giveaways Cisco Subnet is giving away training from Global Knowledge and 15 copies of Practical Intrusion Analysis; Microsoft Subnet is giving away training from Global Knowledge and 15 copies of SCCM 2007 Unleashed. Google Subnet is giving away 15 copies of Web Geek's Guide to Google Chrome. Entry forms can be found on the Cisco Subnet, Microsoft Subnet and Google Subnet home pages. Deadline for entries is August 31.
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