Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:50 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft no longer thinks Linux poses a threat to its desktop Windows business. Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller pointed out via Twitter how Microsoft has changed the boilerplate "Competition" section in its last two annual financial filings with the SEC.
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RE[3]: Successful
by joekiser on Fri 12th Aug 2011 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Successful"
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"The closest thing we have in FOSS is KDE4, which seems like the buggy, retarded clone of Win7.

How can KDE4 be considered a clone, considering it was released a year before Windows 7?

The Kickoff menu was first created by Novell for KDE 3 as a response to betas of Windows Vista. From the announcement: (

"The team evaluated the start menus of common desktops including KDE 3.5, the GNOME main menu developed for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop and Windows Vista Beta 2."

The stasks plasmoid (which made KDE's taskbar like Windows 7's) was first uploaded in February 2009 ( This was four months after Microsoft first released videos of the new Windows 7 taskbar (

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