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Windows 8: it's too soon, Microsoft

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zdnet.com.au: When software behemoth Microsoft released its Windows Vista platform in late 2006, organisations did their best to hold their noses and back away from the malodorous operating system. Now, the company looks to be making the same mistake all over again.

Also: Microsoft case: FSFE in European Court of Justice hearing

A Liberating Betrayal?

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computerworlduk.com: Just two short weeks after assuring us Skype was safe in their hands, Microsoft seems intent on cutting its link with Linux.

Microsoft to support CentOS

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  • Microsoft kicks off Tech-Ed with license and virtualization upgrades
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Now Supports Linux-based CentOS
  • Microsoft's open source love-in expands with CentOS Linux support
  • Open source not just mainstream, it’s mainstreamier

Fear Haunts Users of That Other OS

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mrpogson.com: It won’t go away. That other OS fools its users about the identification of files causing what looks like text or other innocent files to be executable… If ever there was a flaw in the design of an OS this is it.

Is Linux Really More Secure than Windows?

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  • Is Linux Really More Secure than Windows?
  • Yes Virginia, Windows Vista Is More Secure

Open source foiled Microsoft antitrust case

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computerworld.com: Just over a decade ago, a U.S. District Court judge decided that Microsoft was as much of a threat to the technology sector as Standard Oil was almost a century ago to the oil industry, and with that he ordered Microsoft split into two.

Microsoft's Skype acquisition may impact Linux users

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itworld.com: After a week of rumors about Skype being heavily courted by buyers such as Google and Facebook, it looks like the winning bidder may be Microsoft.

Also: Open Source alternatives for Skype

Windows 7 Declares War on GRUB

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: In preparing for a training class next week, I have acquired a quite nice new HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez sub-notebook. I need to have one system running Windows (XP/Vista/7) and one running some version(s) of Linux. I then installed openSuSE 11.4. It wouldn't boot.

'PC User' Doesn't Mean 'Windows User'

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pcworld.com: It's all too common in the popular press to see the assumption made that "PC" means "Windows PC." PC, however, is short for "personal computer"--a term that includes not just Windows computers but Macs and Linux computers as well.

Linux is Spoiling Me!!

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: After reading an article about how tests have shown that antivirus solutions, in spite of their struggle to keep Windows systems protected, have fallen behind malware threats (MS Security Essentials among these)--and one company has actually fallen prey of hackers itself--, I realized that Linux is spoiling me.

I'm considering not to renew your contract, Windows

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: For this Easter (or Holy Week, as we call it in my country), I had planned to perform a task that requires some time: reinstalling Windows XP.

Why People Choose Windows Over Linux Still

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mynitor.com: It is a common problem for many computer users, which types of operating system is suitable for their system security.

Internet Explorer 6 is Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Linux kernel just turned twenty and according to Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation Executive Director) bashing on Microsoft at this point is like "Kicking a puppy". One thing I do not agree with Zemlin on however is that "traditional PC desktop is becoming less important."

Windows/Linux driver support comparison

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: There have been debates of Windows and Linux over the years about supported hardware and device drivers. Mostly the debates have come down to these facts:

Bashing Microsoft 'like kicking a puppy,' says Linux Foundation chief

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networkworld.com: Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won, says Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

Why I was wrong about Microsoft

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h-online.com (Glyn Moody): Of course, my relationship with Microsoft changed somewhat when I discovered free software, which was in 1995. At that time, Microsoft was totally oblivious of its existence, or at least completely indifferent; it certainly perceived no threat whatsoever that I could detect when I quizzed them on it in 1996.

Microsoft To Open Source Windows

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networkworld.com: In a shocking move that has stood the entire tech world on its head, Microsoft announced on April 1, 2011 that it will open up the source code to Windows. It will heretofore be licensed under the GPL. Will pigs fly next?

Microsoft Buys Open Source ReactOS For $12.3 Billion

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marcelgagne.com: Unofficial sources inside Microsoft suggested that ReactOS was "just getting too close to producing a completely free and open source version of Windows" and was becoming a threat to the software giant. We spoke to Microsoft's Harold Linberry, marketing manager in charge of legacy software, who refused to comment on these allegations, saying instead that the move was meant to "protect Microsoft customers."

Microsoft turns to Linux

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infoworld.com: Based on Ubuntu, the company's homegrown 'Winux' distribution will run native Windows applications through emulation

Windows Is Not Free

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anarchic-order.blogspot: Three years ago, I read one of the finest articles on the problems concerning the difficulties faced by the advocates of Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS or FOSS), and the endless efforts to get people to give F/OSS an opportunity to work for them.

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