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.Microsoft is an U.S. computer software and hardware corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington.^ Just can't wait for the day when PS3 surpasses Microsoft in sales of hardware and software and to hear those little Fanboys start crying.
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.The company's best-known products include the Windows operating system and Office productivity suite.^ Windows operating system monopoly to control all software markets, said the former judge who ordered the company's breakup in the U.S. government's landmark antitrust case.
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^ We believe strongly that competing office productivity applications should make it easy for customers to exchange files with one another and allow them to use their operating system and office productivity applications of their choice.
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^ More important are the possibilities opened up for document processing by software systems OTHER than the office suite.
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.Windows 7 is the latest official release of Microsoft Windows, a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers.^ Microsoft will officially start co-operating .
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^ Microsoft and monopoly in the market for PC operating system .
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^ Note that I have always used Microsoft products on my home computers.
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.During development, Windows 7 was known by its codename "Blackcomb". Development was completed on July 22, 2009; over the following three months it was released in stages to computer hardware and software manufacturers, business customers, and retail channels.^ Wednesday, July 22, 2009 .

^ Tuesday July 14, 2009 following opening statements in his trial.
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^ Hardware and software developers are constantly trying to outdo each other, and in the process, enrich our gaming experiences by constantly raising the bar.
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.On October 22, 2009, it was released worldwide to the general public, and was made available for purchase and downloading from Microsoft's web site.^ Have they made OpenXML available to other office suits so everyone, whether they own Microsoft software or not, has access to and can created documents in OpenXML? No!
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^ It will instead allow Microsoft to further its product monopoly by locking out competing products, forcing users of public documents to purchase Microsoft products, and preventing any migration away from Microsoft standards.
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^ Firstly, it is encumbered by numerous patents which Microsoft has not made available to the public domain.
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The release of Windows 7 comes 2 1/2 years after the introduction of its predecessor, Windows Vista.

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Bill Gates, chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2007

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.Bill Gates (correctly William H Gates III) (born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington) is the co-founder, chairman, former chief software architect, and former CEO of Microsoft, the world's largest software company.^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ This wouldn't be so bad if Word 95 weren't itself a closed, secret format to which even Microsoft (the format's proginator) can't correctly adhere among different iterations of its own software.
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^ WORDS: 2000 DATE: 2004 PRICE: 29.99 GBP The paper examines the issue of Microsoft domination on the world software market.
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.Forbes magazine's list of The World's Billionaires has ranked him as the richest person in the world for the last thirteen consecutive years,[1] and recent estimates put his net worth near $82 billion dollars.^ Only recently has Open Office v2.0 freed me from having to spend hundreds of dollars upgrading MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint every few years.
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^ Bill Gates' personal traits of intelligence and innovation are highlighted discussing the business skills that have made him the richest man on earth.
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^ They've cost consumers billions and billions of dollars due to their buggy, virus supporting software over the years and they've stifled innovation.
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.When family wealth is considered, his family ranks second behind the Walton family.^ "The rabbis' preference for working behind the scenes derives not from a desire to sweep problems under the rug, but from a considered philosophy about what is best for victims , their families and the community.

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.Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution.^ Personally, as a citizen, and as an experienced computer expert, I do believe that choosing the actual open path, meaning the one the open source community has come up with, is the one good to go with.
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^ The market dominance Microsoft enjoys today, at first instance, is attributable to its founder Bill Gates, widely considered as one of the World's richest entrepreneurs.
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.Although he is widely respected by people who see his wealth as a product of intelligence and foresight,[4][5] his business tactics have often been criticized as unethical or anti-competitive, and have, in some instances, been ruled as such in court.^ It's important that people see how low some people have sunk and what we are up against.
  • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: NER ISRAEL RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE HAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR-R' MOSHE EISEMANN AND WILL NOT TERMINATE HIM! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such future possible actions are anti-competitive.
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^ So yeah, I can see how people who have been sucked into that particular black hole could cause a lot of ruckus and defend their defunct buy to the death.
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[6][7] Since amassing his fortune, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

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  1. ^ Net worth: from Forbes: The 400 Richest Americans, dated March 9, 2006.
  2. ^ "The 100 Richest In The World". Times Online (Times Newspapers). April 22, 2006. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,29049,00.html.  
  3. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List - Rules of engagement". Times Online (Times Newspapers). April 26, 2006. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20589-2132606,00.html.  
  4. ^ Staff writer (2006-04-22). "Vietnam gives Gates star welcome". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4933290.stm. Retrieved 2006-11-19.  
  5. ^ Baldauf, Scott (2002-11-14). "Gates, the biggest thing in India since the Beatles". Christian Science Monitor. http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1114/p07s02-wosc.html. Retrieved 2006-11-19.  
  6. ^ Shenk, David (1998-01-26). "Slamming Gates". The New Republic. http://davidshenk.com/webimages/THENEWREPUBLIC.PDF. Retrieved 2006-12-28.  
  7. ^ Findings of Fact. United States v. Microsoft (1998)

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  • ... that .Microsoft's revenues on Microsoft Office are in the range of $250 million USD a week?
  • ...^ Revenue from the Microsoft Business Division declined primarily as a result of 2007 Microsoft Office system licensing activity.
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    ^ Business revenue decreased $161 million or 4%, primarily reflecting a decline in licensing the 2007 Microsoft Office system to transactional business customers and a 6% decrease in Microsoft Dynamics revenue, offset in part by growth in multi-year volume licensing agreement revenue.
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    ^ Microsoft Office system offerings generate over 90% of MBD revenue.
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    that .Turing Award winner and long-time Microsoft Research technical fellow Jim Gray was lost at sea during a solo sailing trip?
  • ...^ During that time, I have seen Microsoft grow from an ordinary software company to an industry-controlling monopoly.
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    ^ During that time I have seen the growth of the Internet from an unknown scientific research and collaboration tool and a .
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    ^ Sunday, September 28, 2008 6:51 PM by Cihan Ucar This is one the greatest news I have heard from Microsoft side since long time.
    • jQuery and Microsoft - ScottGu's Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC weblogs.asp.net [Source type: General]

    that .Robert Fripp, founding member of King Crimson, helped create the system sounds for Windows Vista?
  • ...^ I have been recognized by Microsoft for my work with the Windows operating systems, and have also helped launch a number of successful start-up companies.
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    that brand consultancy Millward Brown Optimor reported in 2006 that "Microsoft" is the most powerful brand name in the world?

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.This portal is about all things Microsoft, from its history to its products to its criticism.^ Vista and things like that are all part and parcel of Microsoft and their way of doing business.
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^ It is not at all clear whether it is even possible to implement the format in a non-proprietary product --- a critical point for any so-called "open" format.
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^ There have been documented articale that while OOXML may be a standard, you have to have a LICENSED Microsoft product to use all of it's features.
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This portal is not an advertisement for Microsoft; it simply summarizes various encyclopedic NPOV (neutral point of view) articles related to Microsoft.
^ My vantage point, in addition to being a citizen of Massachusetts, stems from my role as an editor and writer creating books and articles on many technical topics, both open source and Microsoft-related.
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.Please remove any blatant advertising for Microsoft (or any other individual or company for that matter) in accordance with Wikipedia's policy on advertising.^ The concept of ethics is defined in relation to Microsoft policy of retarding the development of new technologies and preventing other software firms from growing.
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.Wiki Fanatic is in the process of organizing a Wikiproject on Microsoft and its products and services.^ Our software products and services also enable our customers to store and process personal data.
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^ We also offer developer tools, training, certification, Microsoft Press, Premier product support services, and Microsoft Consulting Services.
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^ By "support," I mean providing 24/7 product support through Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS).
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.If you would like to help out, contact him on his talk page.^ I would like to thank you for what you done.
  • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: NER ISRAEL RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE HAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR-R' MOSHE EISEMANN AND WILL NOT TERMINATE HIM! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Personally, I think that would be a tragedy but I'd like to hear them slip out of that hypocrisy.
  • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: NER ISRAEL RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE HAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR-R' MOSHE EISEMANN AND WILL NOT TERMINATE HIM! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You should be talking to Isaac Neuberger and Yanky Neuberger to work out a deal (nothing on paper).
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.The .NET technology provides a new approach to the software development.^ As a software developer, I have had some experience with Microsoft's approach to standards; let me relate two instances.
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^ There is significant support for Open XML in the marketplace today as shown by the support in openxmlcommunity.org and openxmldeveloper.org, and many independent developers and their customers are benefiting from this new technology.
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^ The Open XML standard will also assure that the Commonwealth has access to all possible competitive technologies when new system development efforts arise.
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.This has required Internet software developers to understand a host of technologies and integration issues.^ Our increasing focus on software plus services also presents new and complex development issues.
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^ Our understanding is that Open XML meets all state requirements as an open standard and is an accessible format that can be used by assistive technologies.
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^ As a long term software developer with a Masters degree in information technologies I don't consider the OpenXML document format to be a truly open format.
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.NET is designed and intended for highly distributed software, making .Internet functionality and interoperability easier and more transparent to include in systems than ever before.^ For fixed income securities, we also evaluate whether we have plans to sell the security or it is more likely than not that we will be required to sell the security before recovery.
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^ Premium Windows operating systems are those that include additional functionality and are sold at a price above our standard editions.
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^ You're right, the more recent 360s don't have the 30% failure rate of the systems before 'Falcon'.
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  • Microsoft Surface, a table with a multitouch-based interface and object recognition technology, is unveiled.
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.This portal is about all things Microsoft, from its history to its products to its criticism.^ Vista and things like that are all part and parcel of Microsoft and their way of doing business.
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^ It is not at all clear whether it is even possible to implement the format in a non-proprietary product --- a critical point for any so-called "open" format.
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^ There have been documented articale that while OOXML may be a standard, you have to have a LICENSED Microsoft product to use all of it's features.
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