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Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

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sutor.com: I say scary because of the validation scheme in more recent versions of the operating system. What if it didn’t like me anymore? What if it thought I should buy a new version of Windows because I changed the hard drive, or the memory, or the keyboard, or I parted my hair on a different side that day?

If Windows, Linux and OSX Opened Cafes...

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daniweb.com: The New York Times reported today that Apple has opened its first Apple Store in Paris, underneath the Louvre no less, and just two weeks after Microsoft opened up a Windows 7 cafe in Paris in another location. The idea of these two companies competing in a retail environment, and especially a Windows-themed cafe, got me thinking about what would happen if three cafes opened each run in the same style of the operating system it was named for. I figure it might look something like this:

Value added equals useless bloat

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toolbox.com/blogs: What is it with installing programs these days? Just about any program you wish to install comes with some useless so called value added junk which does nothing but use up computer resources and slow it down. I am not just talking about windows programs either.

Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done

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earthweb.com: "Dual-booting with Windows and desktop Linux is a snap to do.” This statement is at best a half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me bananas.

Battle Of The OS Titans

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forbes.com: Why consumers likely will win in the operating systems battle brewing among Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux.

Windows, OS X, Ubuntu: maturity or stagnation?

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news.zdnet.co.uk: Which is the best operating system — Windows 7, OS X 10.6 or Ubuntu 9.10? The question is almost pointless. Beneath their skins, the operating systems are remarkably similar.

5 reasons why Google Chrome OS may not make it

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ghabuntu.com: I have identified 5 bottlenecks that Google would have tackle otherwise Chrome OS may not make any meaningful impact on the OS market.

No, that's not the Google Chrome OS

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blogs.computerworld.com: I know lots of people who really want to see Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system. I should. I'm one of them. But, alas, that story going around that there's been a leak of Chrome isn't true.

Want That Early Chrome OS Build? You Got It.

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techcrunch.com: The hits keep on coming from Jonathan Frederickson, the TechCrunch reader who turned our initial revelation of a “chromeos” folder on the Chromium build site into a full-on walk through. Today, he’s doing what Google won’t: Making the early Chrome OS build available for download.

A First Glimpse Of Chrome OS In The Flesh

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techcrunch.com: Following our post about Chrome OS yesterday, it looks like those wily folks at Google have removed the “chromeos” folder from the Chromium build folder. Too bad. But luckily, before they did, TechCrunch reader and Linux user, Jonathan Frederickson, was able to grab the code and managed to install it.

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