techdirt.com: Glyn Moody points us to the news that a Microsoft exec is criticizing the Brazilian government's support for open source software using some pretty weak arguments. This isn't new.
pcpro.co.uk: Is Linux finally ready for the mainstream? Barry Collins pits Ubuntu against Windows to find out
- That Other OS is Cripple-ware
- Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent
- Watch out KDE! MS now owns Qt by proxy…
blogs.techrepublic.com: I like to break stuff. Why? It means I get to find things out about what I’ve broken and it means I get to repair what I have broken. And operating systems are no exception.
thebeezspeaks.blogspot: You probably know by now that I don't touch anything but Linux in my private life. However, in my professional life I do not have that choice.
- DtO: Taking Their Word for It (MS & OSS)
- Linux Fanboys == Fake Linux Users?
dedoimedo.com: Once again, I show off my toys. It's an article about my newest laptop, running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. You get a hands on review of both the hardware and the software, the ease of installation, a comparison between the two systems, a practical guide to dual booting, and a handful of great screenshots.
itworld.com: If there was any take-away I got from LinuxCon a couple of weeks ago, it was this: open source has finally become mainstream.
- Microsoft: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
- Of course Microsoft loves open source
- DtO: Tough Love
zdnet.com/blog: Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.
- Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
- A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"
networkworld.com: Everyone in the Linux world remembers Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's famous comment that Linux is a "cancer" that threatened Microsoft's intellectual property. In 2010 Microsoft is trying hard not to be public enemy No. 1.
techrepublic.com: So recently I have written a lot about how user-friendly Linux has become. Naturally the nay-sayers have spoken loudly and insisted that Linux is far, far behind Windows in the user-friendliness category. So, I decided I wanted to figure out a way to test this argument to see which operating system was, in fact, more user friendly.
jeffhoogland.blogspot: "If you don't like Windows so much then don't use it!" This is something I have been told more than once (sometimes in not those kind of words) by various people when we have been discussing operating systems.
celettu.wordpress: Anyone who has read this blog lately probably knows that I’m a bit dissatisfied with my Linux installs lately. I also follow a course in configuring Windows 7. I like it a lot. It’s beautiful, fast, and it works. Then, I bought Starcraft 2.
phoronix.com: At the beginning of this month we published workstation benchmarks comparing Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux. Today, however, we are back to looking at the Linux vs. Windows performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and this time we are looking at the OpenGL gaming performance.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: As I was browsing the Web, I read this comment of a user who considered that Windows is a necessary OS "to get things done". He said this in the context of his disappointment with Linux because of the need of the command line.
zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.
ibtimes.com: Linux is being pushed as an alternative to Windows XP in the Government's hard push towards spending cuts in the public sector, ie. Government offices.
pcworld.com: "Security through obscurity" may be a catchy phrase, but it's not the only thing that's catching among Windows users.