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Windows users: it's your problem now

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  • Microsoft continues push for infected computers to be quarantined
  • Windows users: it's your problem now

Microsoft's top 12 rivals

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computerworld.co.nz: Microsoft has so many rivals it's hard to know which are most likely to keep CEO Steve Ballmer up at night. Apple? Google? Every Linux vendor?

Bill Gates Dumping Microsoft Shares By The Millions

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informationweek.com: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is continuing to sell shares in the company at a rate that might set off alarm bells for some investors. Maybe he's not impressed with its tablet strategy.

5 Things I Love Most About MS Windows

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lockergnome.com: My first experience with Microsoft Windows was version 3.1. It was installed on a PC in my brother’s construction company office back in ‘93. It was COOL! I’ve loved MS Windows ever since. Here are my top 5 reasons why:

Linux gets work done!

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toolbox.com/blogs: Situation:- Add a new hard disk to a windows computer. Copy the files from the second partition of the first hard disk to the new hard disk. Back up the files from the first partition in case something goes wrong. Then repartition the first hard disk so it is a single partition.

Microsoft seeks inclusion after open source mandate

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itnews.com.au: Microsoft has called for the Australian Government's agencies to engage with "all forms" of software development communities - be they proprietary or open source - in response to official moves in Canberra to embrace open source alternatives.

10 Windows annoyances (that Linux doesn't have)

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techrepublic.com: From disappearing resources to cumbersome printing to mysterious application crashes, Jack Wallen has a list of Windows beefs that he says are simply not an issue with Linux.

When Is It Time To Switch Operating Systems?

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lockergnome.com: Every once in a blue moon, the opportunity to re-evaluate exactly which OS is best for a given user comes along. And this can come into play on a number of factors:

Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares

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  • Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares
  • Windows Market May Dip Below 90 Percent This Year
  • The PC Is Dead: Long Live Portable, Pluralistic Computing

Will Microsoft Remove DOC Format Support?

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robweir.com: I noticed a curious argument in Jonathan Corbet’s LWN article “Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice” (behind a pay wall). Why should we support OOXML?

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