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What if Linux and windows marry?

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locutus.us: Quite often in relationships there are two seemingly very different people who, for some reason, become a couple. To outside eyes they appear to be completely incompatible with each other. These people marry and have a child. This child is a combination of characteristics of these two people. Sometimes these different characteristics produce a wonder child and sometimes they produce a child we wonder about.

Microsoft Settles EU Antitrust Case Over Web Browser

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bloomberg.com: Microsoft Corp. ended more than a decade of antitrust disputes with the European Union by giving consumers a choice among Web browsers.

Linux and windows stereotypes

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toolbox.com/blogs: In our lives we tend to apply stereotypes. Everyone has a stereotype for their work, ethnic persuasion or geographical location. Particularly in the computing industry there exists, often spiteful, stereotypes between windows and Linux advocates.

Windows 7 - An Ubuntu User's Perspective

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  • Hands on with Windows 7 - An Ubuntu User's Perspective
  • Windows 7 Proves a Challenge to Linux
  • Windows 7 Complaints Trickling In

If it looks, acts and smells brown then it must be.

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toolbox.com/blogs: I am a big believer in that people are defined not by what they say but by what they do. If a person talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk then what they say, according to me, holds as much water as a vegetable strainer. I also feel the same way about companies.

Microsoft tries to improve image among open-source developers

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canada.com: Nik Garkusha is a young and friendly bloke who, in faded jeans and a plain navy blue sweater, resembles the "I'm a Mac" kid in the Apple television ads more than the staid and stuffy PC guy. Funny thing: He's the PC guy.

EU set to accept Microsoft browser offer: sources

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reuters.com: EU antitrust regulators are set to accept next week an amended offer by Microsoft that would allow PC users in Europe to choose other web browsers, two people familiar with the situation said on Monday.

Evading the Microsoft tax

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teom.wordpress: A few months ago I submitted my work for the Social Desktop Contest, organized by Frank of openDesktop.org. Turns out, lots of people seemed to really like it (thank you for voting!), and it won the first prize, which was a Dell Mini 10v netbook with Ubuntu. Unfortunately

10 Linux features Windows should have by default

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blogs.techrepublic.com: The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

Differences Between Linux And Windows

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linux.bihlman.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating software; we discuss some of the pro’s and con’s of each system.

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