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    Willie Fistergash
    Microsoft no longer has the OS/Office cashcow, with services shifted away from laptops and desktops. They do seem to have adapted to the change.
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    Mike
    "Oracle (an early OIN member who withdrew in 2012),"

    The same year they bought Sun Microsystems and filed suit against Google.

    HHMmmmmm.
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    Yahooreader
    Great for the whole world. Sounds like the beginning of the future where more and more patents would be held outside the USA. Eventually when the rest of the world hold more patent, the balance of patent fees would no longer favor the US and the new negotiation (or demand) would be to go patent-fee-free in the name of benefiting everyone. Same thing would happen in medical and other areas but more slowly, may take a few more decades, but the world would be a better place by then.
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    William
    And IBM did something similar on August 18 at the mainframe SHARE Technical Conference in St. Louis by announcing ZOWE as its new open source initiative and alliance with CA and Rocket Software on the z/OS operating system.
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    dasfasd
    GE0RG1: REQUIRE THE RESIGNATION OF JUNCKER AND EUROPEAN COMMISSION IMMEDIATELY ON MULTIPLE CASES OF MURDERED BY THEM JOURNALISTS IN EU AND CORRUPTION , AS WELL AS AGAIN ABUSE OF SECRET SERVICES AND REGULAR DRUNK PERFORMANCES BY JUNCKER. 30-YEAR-OLD VIKTORIA MARINOVA WAS THE LAST RAPED OR SHOT IN FACE WITH VERY EXPENSIVE GUN, AND SHE WILL BE CREMATED TO COVER THE TRUTH OR FIND GUILTY SOME OCCASIONAL PERSON, TO COVER EU FUNDS CORRUPTION SCANDAL. EC DO NOT OCCASIONALLY PROVIDE THEIR MONEY , BUT RETURN BIG PART TO EU POLITICIANS WITH THEIR SCHEMA. THE CORRUPTION IS SO SEVERE IN EC , ECB , EP THAT DRAGHI AND MOSCOVICI HAVE ASKED ME TO STEAL FOR THEM FROM SOME TRILLION EU FUND FOR GUARANTEEING EU SOVEREIGN BONDS. WHO DISAGREE OR OPPOSES TO THEIR CORRUPTION IS KILLED AS VIKTORIA IF NOT SPEAKING IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY. INVESTIGATE IN THIS REGARD THE CAREFULLY THE CURRENT JOB IN MANAGING THE WORLD BANK FINANCES OF KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA , RESIGNED EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER, FOR TRANSFERRING MONEY TO PEOPLE BEHIND HER FOR MISTAKES IN EC. IT IS COMPLETELY NAIVE TO SUPPOSE THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRUPTION IN EU , BUT EC , ECB , EP AND THIS IS WHAT INFORMATION VIKTORIA MARINOVA HAS DISCOVERED , SO OBSERVE ALL OTHER IN HER CASE WITH EU FUNDS CORRUPTION IN BULGARIA , START FULL INVESTIGATION FOR EU FUNDS CORRUPTION CASES IN BULGARIA.
    - JUNCKER HAVE PARTICIPATED IN CORRUPTION IN SPY SCANDAL IN LUXEMBOURG WITH EXPLOSION AND HIS RESIGNATION
    - JUNCKER WAS AWARE THAT MALTESE JOURNALIST GALIZIA WILL EXPLODE IN HER CAR IN FRONT OF HER SON A DAY EARLIER
    - JUNCKER HAS CORRUPTION SCANDAL WITH AMAZON AVOIDING TAXES FOR SOME 60 BN
    THERE IS NO MORE EU. EC RULES WITH PUBLIC EXECUTIONS AND COMPLETE FEAR TO COVER ITS CORRUPTION. THERE IS A TRILLION DEBT WITH TARGET2 AND 2 TRILLIONS LEFT DEPOSITS ABROAD FROM GERMANY , ITALY , SPAIN , PORTUGAL , GREECE . A TRILLION INVESTED BY AUSTRIA IN CEE EARLIER IS LOST. SO EU BANKING SYSTEM IS OVER REQUIRE DEPOSIT RATIONING IMMEDIATELY AND BAIL IN OF BANKS FROM THE BANK OWNERS THAT STAY ALL THE TIME BEHIND DRINKING JUNCKER AND DRAGHI , BUT LOST ALL OF THEIR CAPITAL. THE BANK OWNERS ANNOUNCE CIVIL WAR TO EU CITIZENS THROUGH EC , ECB PRO CYCLICAL MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY. EUROPEAN NATIONS ARE IN DEBT CRISIS , THAT MEANS THAT THE DEPRESSION WILL BE SO STRONG OVER 8% DECLINE OF GDP , THAT MORE INDEBTED IN EURO ZONE AS ITALY , GREECE , SPAIN , PORTUGAL, BALTICS WILL LEAVE IT TO DE VALUATE THEIR CURRENCIES FOR LEAVING CAPITAL. ECB IS PRINTING MONEY , THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IN ANY CASE AS HYPER INFLATION SHARP 50% FOLLOWS IN THIS CASES OF HIGH DEBT BUBBLE WITH FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. BULGARIA WILL ALSO LEAVE THE CURRENCY BOARD IN THIS REGARD. GERMAN AND ITALY, AUSTRIAN BANKS WILL BANKRUPT. BRAZIL PRESIDENT , MACEDONIA PREMIER , BULGARIA ENERGY MINISTER GO TO COURT FOR YARD OR CAR , EU COMMISSIONERS KILL JOURNALISTS WITHOUT PUNISHMENT FOR EC FUNDS CORRUPTION THEY CONTROL AS THEIR OWN.
    HTTPS://WWW.YAHOO.COM/NEWS/BULGARIAN-POLICE-PROBE-KILLING-BULGARIAN-TV-JOURNALIST-093200237.HTML
    Bulgarian police are investigating the rape and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. Authorities discovered the body of 30-
    Bulgarian police are investigating the rape and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. Authorities discovered the body of 30-
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    Rich
    I love open office. Certainly it's not quite as good as Office, but it's almost as good and it doesn't cost hundreds of dollars.
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    Andrew
    It's been rumored that the next iteration of the Windows OS will be on top of a Linux kernel.
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    Anthony
    So instead of Microsoft demanding royalties from Linux developers, we will have RedHat suing them.
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    Anonymous
    Where does ANY of this suggest that they will be giving up the royalties for their past patents?
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    Anthony
    Watch! Github will join Azure.