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    Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    One guy from polish sharing service Chomik (pol. chamster) received notification about "file" who infringes copyrights.
    This file is desktop version of Ubuntu 8.10 32-bit...


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    Is it unfair method of weakening the competition?

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    Re: Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    Considering it's a 5 year old release I don't think its deliberate. Its probably some automated/bot reporting program they use to flag infringing content wrongly triggering (perhaps they made it report everything that has 'Operating System' in it's description, since for MS OS = windows). I remember that once they asked Google to remove some torrent sites from results, an OS project (probably in the same category as whatever their product was) and their own damn website...

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    Re: Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    The bot thinks the "8.1" refers to Windows, methinks.

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    Re: Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    I think this may just be a blunder by microsoft as how many people are downloading a five year old ubuntu relase.

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    Re: Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    Quote Originally Posted by sotiris2 View Post
    Considering it's a 5 year old release I don't think its deliberate. Its probably some automated/bot reporting program they use to flag infringing content wrongly triggering (perhaps they made it report everything that has 'Operating System' in it's description, since for MS OS = windows). I remember that once they asked Google to remove some torrent sites from results, an OS project (probably in the same category as whatever their product was) and their own damn website...
    I remember that.
    That was like a year ago, when Google released their pull down requests list.
    Microsoft was a tad bit trigger-happy, for sure.
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    Re: Microsoft removes old Ubuntu ISOs

    It may be a mistake, but it wouldn't surprise me that Microsoft is a little booty-tickled about Ubuntu and Linux.

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