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Microsoft products banned from German market!

Whilst Microsoft has been busy creating Android "licenses" with an untested patent claims under secrecy of NDA, one initially could be forgiven for having very little sympathy for Microsoft.  It is being reported that a German court has taken steps... Continue Reading →

Nokia’s IPcom patent problem

If it wasn't bad enough that Nokia backed the three legged horse in the smartphone race (Windows Phone 7), its now got another problem on its hands. It is reported by the Wall Street Journal that a court has ruled... Continue Reading →

More bad fortune for Nokia – The Microsoft disaster

Microsoft's WP7 can be summarized by giving the example of a star collapsing in on itself - its dragging everything near it, in with it.  Nokia who to be fair have been suffering of late seem now to be in... Continue Reading →

Stating the obvious – Microsoft and open $ource

A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft's relationship with open source and its future direction.  A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states: You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when... Continue Reading →

One mans patent is another mans future – AOL sells $billion+ in patents to Microsoft

What do you do when you have products which people are not buying? What do you do when you produce a product that fails to grasp the interest of the consumer in the same way as your competitor? Do you... Continue Reading →

It can’t be! – The tablet hit with consumers!

... it will be Windows Phone 7 hell for Windows tablets when they finally have a real showing. Certain tech "experts" dismissed them, they said the tablet form factor would never replace the desktop. Whilst this could be put down to... Continue Reading →

UK Government going ahead with Open Source

Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government's technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say... Continue Reading →

Justice for the consumer who didn’t want Microsoft – An EU precedent?

Readers to OpenBytes may remember that a couple of years ago, I like many people bought a PC of my choice only to have Windows pre-installed.  It was unwanted, it was uneeded and presumably this forced inclusion, added to the... Continue Reading →

Windows declining market share – 6% drop for the product that gave you the BSOD.

Whilst Linux powered devices are celebrating a rather healthy Xmas (and 2011 in general) it seems the "lovable" Microsoft has yet more bad news on its hands.  Not content with the shame of Windows Phone 7 and its lack of... Continue Reading →

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