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Novell’s Last Week – Part IV: The Ugly Side of the AttachMSFT Gameview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The CEO of AttachMSFT was arrested for slaying large animals (just like Microsoft’s Kempin) and his company is a neighbour of Microsoft; the deal’s financier is an unethical thug with Cayman Islands connection THE MORE we investigate and the deeper we look into AttachMSFT, the more evidence we have that AttachMSFT will be bad news to everyone except Microsoft. (General)

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Mono Advocacy is Deluded, Avoids the Facts and Personally Attacks Critics Insteadview story

http://techrights.org – Mono: is it a science, or is it a faith? Summary: The Mono proponents have yet again turned to “ad hominem” mode because the simple facts about Mono-associated risk cannot be refuted TECHRIGHTS’ “Boycott Novell” initiative has warned about Mono patents since 2006 (weeks after Novell and Microsoft signed their patent deal). (General)

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More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Much has been written about the fact that the next version of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, will switch its interface from GNOME to Canonical's own Unity interface. (IT news)

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Canonical Probably to Put in Next Ubuntu GNU/Linux Mono Parts Which Microsoft Disallows Free of Lawsuits/Chargeview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Bar/excepting disc space constraints, Canonical intends to replace Rhythmbox in the next version of the very ubiquitous “Ubuntu” distribution, adding to it components that are explicitly excluded from Microsoft’s Community Promise THE ROCKY LOVE affair of Banshee and Ubuntu goes a long way back and we wrote about it in posts such as: Ubuntu Users Plead to Keep Novell (General)

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[ubuntu] Mono asp page ask for downloadview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all. I installed Mono on Lucid and I am a newbye on it. I put an asp page with only that line: <% Response.Write("Hello World"); %> I put it on a directory accessed on localhost and the page is displayed. So that's means that Mon is running. I also put it in a site directory which is accessed by the web by a DynDns redirection on port 8081 (my provider is locking port 80). (HowTos)

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Where, oh where, is the ECMA-compliant Mono source code?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Last week, Miguel de Icaza, a vice-president at Novell, announced the release of version 2.8 of Mono, a project he set up to create an open source clone of Microsoft's .NET development environment. (IT news)

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Microsoft Pays Mobbyists Who Are Promoting Software Patents Tax in GNU/Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The mobile arena is being distorted by Microsoft and some allies who use software patent to increase the cost of phones (including Linux phones); they are using patents on software also to scare manufacturers, giving them the impression that Linux is not free BACK we go to talking about the mobbyists, who sometimes express love for Mono and almost always seem to promote software patent (General)

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VMB_ware — Now Headed by Former Microsoft Executives — is Claimed to be Promoting Microsoft DirectX Inside Linuxview story

http://techrights.org – Paul MaritzPhoto by Robert Scoble Summary: Non-standard and Microsoft-controlled APIs are said to be pushed into Microsoft’s #1 competition (Linux) via the VM company people should beware as it also strives to buy Mono MICROSOFT is not the only company which attacks GNU/Linux using software patents, not anymore anyway (thus the need to diversify). (General)

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Microsoft Offers More Filesystem Patent Traps (While Suing Over Them Again), Red Hat’s Rob Tiller Speaksview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft keeps using filesystems to extort money out of Linux users and Red Hat explains its latest amicus brief in Bilski WE ARE STILL preparing a post about Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against Motorola, which ought to serve as a wakeup call to Mono and Moonlight boosters. (General)

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Microsoft’s Top Boosters Worry About Decreased Press Exposure, Acquisition Freezeview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Additional signs of the gradual death of Microsoft, not just as measured in terms of scale but also exposure AS NOTED in the previous post, more Microsoft layoffs may be imminent as Microsoft grows increasingly litigious (like SCO), it has greater debt, there is evidence that acquisitions have become scarce (no acquisitions so far this year), and the company’s managers are feelin (General)