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M$ fish eating up all the little companies

Alternative Operating Systems

Non-commercial:

FreeBSD
http://www.freebsd.org
 
Linux
http://www.linux.org
 
OpenBSD
http://www.openbsd.org
 
The XFree86 Project, Inc.
http://www.xfree86.org
 
NetBSD
http://www.netbsd.org
 
The K Desktop Environment
http://www.kde.org
 
Debian GNU/Linux
http://www.debian.org

Commercial:

Amiga
http://www.amiga.com
 
Apple (Macintosh)
http://www.apple.com
 
Be, Inc.
http://www.be.com
 
BSDI
http://www.bsdi.com
 
Caldera
http://www.caldera.com
 
OS/2
http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp (official)
http://www.os2ss.com/ (also useful)
 
Redhat
http://www.redhat.com
 
SavaJe XE
http://www.savaje.com
 
Sun
http://www.sun.com
 
SCO
http://www.sco.com
 

Also of interest: International Alliance for Compatible Technology at http://pages.cthome.net/iact/.


Anti-trust Resources

Join an online debate about Microsoft antitrust issues
http://www.geocities.com/~bchandra/topic2.htm
 
Appraising Microsoft Conference
http://www.appraising-microsoft.org/
This conference was organized by Ralph Nader, and was held November 13-14, 1997 in Washington, DC.
 
Antitrust Enforcement and the Consumer
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/antitrust/antitrus.htm
Written by an Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division. Explains the details of the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.
 
The Case Against Microsoft (Spring 96)
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/spazz/mspaper.htm
An analysis of Micro$oft's anti-competitive business practices.
 
Microsoft antitrust settlement rejected (14 Feb 95)
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/microsoft/0102.htm
The text of Judge Stanley Sporkin's opinion overruling the consent decree between Microsoft and the Justice Department (Sporkin's opinion was later overruled).
 
Anti-trust Law and Economics Review
http://webpages.metrolink.net/~cmueller/
 
Anti-trust Policy Page
http://www.antitrust.org/
 
Consumer Project on Technology
http://www.cptech.org
 
EFF analysis of Microsoft anti-trust issues
http://www.eff.org/pub/Legal/Cases/DoJ_v_Microsoft/doj_v_microsoft_background.article
 
E-Node Godzilla Redeux (Apr 97)
http://www.igc.apc.org/e-node/1997/enode0422a.htm
 
E-Node: Godzilla Uber Alles (9 Jul 96)
http://www.igc.apc.org/e-node/1996/enode0102a.htm
 
Reback's letter to the Wall Street Journal
http://www.courttv.com/library/cyberlaw/microsoft/wsjletter.html

Government Resources

Department of Justice Home Page
http://www.usdoj.gov/
DOJ search of documents about Microsoft
http://www.usdoj.gov/cgi-bin/aglimpse/12/pub1/htdocs?query=microsoft&errors=0&age=&maxfiles=50&maxlines=30
US Department of Justice email address for antitrust matters:
 
Federal Trade Commission Home Page
http://www.ftc.gov/
FTC email address for antitrust matters:

Resources for contacting government officials

Directory of 105th Congress
http://congress.nw.dc.us/congressorg/congdir.html
 
Congressional delegations by state or territory
http://www.capweb.net/state.html
 
Zip code directory for locating Congressional representatives
http://www.voxpop.org/zipper/

News Reports

Corporate Watch's Editorial: One World Operating System
http://www.corpwatch.org/feature/microsoft/
 
The Greatest Operating System that Never Was (5/98)
http://www.wired.com/wired/5.08/linux.html
 
Slamming Gates
Is Microsoft-bashing good for you?
http://www.thenewrepublic.com/magazines/tnr/current/shenk012698.html
 
The Perma-Temp Proletariat (Jan 98)
http://www.abcnews.com/sections/scitech/moody35/index.html
 
Microsoft Denies NetAction Claims (12 Dec 97)
http://www.newsbytes.com/pubNews/97/105123.html
(This is a summary--you have to register with newsbytes for the full article)
 
Action Group Protests Microsoft's Education Initiative (10 Dec 97)
http://www.wired.com/news/news/culture/story/9062.html
 
State to review Microsoft college deal (9 Dec 97)
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,17161,00.html?latest
 
Overseas Invasion (Mother Jones, Jan/Feb 1998)
Microsoft has discovered a way to bully foreign companies into buying Microsoft -- and only Microsoft.
http://www.motherjones.com/mother_jones/JF98/burstein.html
 
How Microsoft got the Internet Explorer name
http://www.cnnfn.com/digitaljam/9710/27/microsoft_pkg/
 
Consumer Group Attacks Microsoft (13 May 97)
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,10601,00.html
 
Microsoft antitrust file grows (22 May 97)
http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,10911,00.html
 
Making Microsoft Safe for Capitalism by James Gleick (NY Times, 4 Aug 96)
http://www.around.com/microsoft.html
 
The Calgary Herald: Small firms wary of wealthy Microsoft (7 May 97)
http://www.southam.com/calgaryherald/cgi/newsnow.pl?nkey=ch&file=/business/technology/970507/t0507mt06.html
 
Online Business Today on Gates and the Internet (news report)
http://www.hpp.com/s-stealthenet.html
 
RCM Financial's analysis of MS and Netscape (1 Oct 96)
http://www.rcmfinancial.com/sample4/html/features_0.htm
 
RED HERRING article on Intuit (Jan 95)
http://www.herring.com/mag/issue17/question.html
 
Time Magazine article
http://www.milligan.milligan-college.tn.us/stampede/101files/timebg3.htm
 
U.S. News Cover Story
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/25micb.htm (opening page)
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/michigh.htm (main story with links)
 
WIRED's "inside story" on Microsoft
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Owen/froeb/mgt352/MrBill.html
 

Security Resources

Is It a Hack or a Windows 95 Bug? (PC World Online)
http://www.pcworld.com/news/daily/data/0997/970918165912.html
 
NTperl cgi-bin danger
http://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~pvhp/perl/ntperl.html
 
Windows 95 Vulnerabilities
http://www.ccs.org/hc/9602/vulner95.html
 
computer-security/Windows NT Security FAQ
http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/internet/news/faq/archive/computer-security.ntsecurity.html

Boycott Pages

CETI -- College for Sale
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~droopy/ceti.html
 
Open Internet News and Info Pages
http://www.webt.com/johnw/OISn%26i_Mission.html
 
Detailed information on the various desktop operating systems.
http://www.star.net/People/~eandrews/common/dc.html
 
Anti-Micro$oft Association
http://users.aol.com/machcu/amsa.html
 
Are there vampires in your web browser?
http://www.ping.be/amigaphil/WebAlert.html
 
A Java Call To Arms from David Moffat
http://www.roaster.com/news/jun97/0618UncleDaveJDirect.html
 
The Boycott Micro$oft Page
http://www.vcnet.com/bms/
 
The Microsoft Boycott Campaign
http://msbc.simplenet.com/
 
Stop Microsoft (stops Internet Explorer users from viewing your web pages)
http://www.malkavian.org/~blackrose/microslut/anti.html
 

Comic Relief

What can you expect from Microsoft's Tech Support?
http://www.cs.uky.edu/~joemoore/Ms-Friends.html
 
More cream pies for Bill Gates!
http://www.ping.be/amigaphil/pic/SBill.html
 
Some Creative Ways of Thinking About Bill Gates' Hoarded Wealth (Humor by Phil Shapiro)
http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/hoarded.wealth/
 
William Gates Wall of Shame
http://www.jas.com/ms-shame.shtml
 
Evil Empires Sticker
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/2439/empire.htm
 
The Horrible Microsoft Conspiracy
http://nextwave.sunyit.edu/~ben/microsoftiswatching.html
 
I Hate Microsoft
http://www.voicenet.com/~cjstine/antimicro.html
 
Microsuck hate page!
http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~athaler/microsuck.html
 
Opposing the Microsoft Juggernaut
http://www.infoworkshop.com/~jonpugh/microsquish.html
 
Stuff O' Boug: Anti-Micros$oft
http://www.telepath.com/dcoulter/boug/antimicro.html
 
Tie Die Ribbon Campaign
http://home.earthlink.net/~mcclure111/ribboncamp.html
 

Last modified 23 May 99.