- Moving beyond the Microsoft monoculture
- Why the Windows Server crew deserves respect, too
networkworld.com: A few months ago, Gianugo Rabellino traded his Linux and Mac PCs for a Windows 7 laptop, left the open source company he founded and moved to Redmond for a new job with Microsoft. His goal: improve Microsoft's credibility within open source circles.
Also: PHP user group lauds Microsoft's open source contributions
mybroadband.co.za: For a long time the demise of Microsoft was always tied to the rise of Linux. Ironically, it looks very likely that it will be Linux that ultimately undermines Microsoft.
- Is the Shade Coming Down on the Windows Era?
- Microsoft bans open source from the Marketplace
- Microsoft continues push for infected computers to be quarantined
- Windows users: it's your problem now
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?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
- Windows Market May Dip Below 90 Percent This Year
- The PC Is Dead: Long Live Portable, Pluralistic Computing
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?
gnuru.org: Do all Windows developers think their users are idiots or only the ones who work for Garmin?
zdnet.com/blog: Red Hat executives say they are going after Windows workloads in the enterprise and winning their share of deals. However, the effort will take time and the battle is really over new computing workloads.
- Microsoft, Standards, and Incompatibility: 1991-2010 -- And a Novell Smoking Gun
- Microsoft Office and ODF: Best Practices
cristalinux.blogspot: I recently read an interesting ARTICLE by Fewt, sharing his experience with Windows 7 in these past seven months. The article praised Windows 7 in general, raising several interesting points, as well as a specially interesting conclusion I fully agree with. I didn't agree with everything he shared, though, but the article got me thinking how my point of view could be so different.
linuxforu.com: “Microsoft is open to openness,” says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft’s interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to find out the truth behind this assertion, and to learn more about just how serious Microsoft’s engagement was with open source projects and the community.
channelregister.co.uk: The server market got a first opinion about its health from Gartner earlier this week, and now, IDC dons the white coat and snaps on the rubber gloves to give the third quarter server racket a full checkup and a second opinion.