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Microsoft backs open source work

It’s great to finally hear that MSFT is beginning to see the light and getting involved in open source projects like Apache.  I just hope the right hand knows what the left hand is doing and this continues.

Read more about MSFT donatine cash to the Apache Foundation and pledging to open up some of their communications software and protocols. 

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft backs open source work

 

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Do a full install of Windows Vista for the upgrade price …

This is fairly well known news but I just came across a link describing the loophole in detail.  It describes how to install Windows Vista from scratch using a Windows Vista upgrade DVD which costs hundreds of dllars less than the full version.  I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not a Windows user but it’s probably not legal to do this unless you have a valid  copy of Windows XP or Windows 2000 (something all of us should have with any PC we purchased in the last 5-7 years. 

I find it interesting that Microsoft isn’t acting against this hack in any way.  Probably because they would rather sell upgrades than no copies of Vista at all.

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