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Tales from a Windows-free life

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blog.pizslacker.org: I completely stopped using Windows around 2002, and I've really enjoyed it, very, very much Smile No More Windows For Me!

Windows 7 is still slower

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I've run this comparison before, Windows v Linux boot times. The deciding factor is: how long does it take to boot, login, get a desktop, launch Firefox, and view my first web page (www.google.com)? And every time, Windows boots slower than Linux:

Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing

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OOo
  • Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing
  • Does OpenOffice Really Threaten Microsoft Office?
  • OpenOffice.org’s New War | LAS | s14e02

Should Microsoft rollover and play dead to OpenOffice?

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networkworld.com: OK all of you Microsoft haters, take your bloomers back down from being twisted around your necks. Microsoft put out a YouTube bashing a competitor and everyone is yelling that Microsoft went back on their word and they hate Open Source after all. Is Microsoft not allowed to compete against open source alternatives?

I Want a Computer but I don't Want Windows...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: This is a nice phrase to startle computer sellers in most stores. Why is it that most computers come with Windows preloaded? To satisfy the users?? I guess.

Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org

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  • Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org
  • Microsoft slags off Open Office
  • OOo's put the willies up Microsoft
  • Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org

Microsoft launches attack on OpenOffice

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zdnet.com/blog: Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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Security
Web

linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."

Thank you, Linux! My Windows computer is infected

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: That's right. My desktop, which runs Windows, is infected and I blame Linux.

Why Windows Is Bad for Business

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pcworld.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is highly skilled at being "a little cocky" as he trumpets the global desktop dominance of his company's Windows operating system.

Planning to Migrate to Linux? BEWARE!!!

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Beware.

Windows v Linux on a new laptop

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linuxinexile.blogspot: So I've moved on to a different organization. Once at the new office, I received a new laptop: a Dell Latitude E6410. This is a pretty nice machine. It came from the factory with Windows Vista Basic pre-installed, but of course I wanted to put Linux on it.

7 months with Windows 7 (a response)

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go2linux.org: Today I cam across a post titled seven months with windows 7. I do not agree 100% with it. Let me tell you why.

7 months with Windows 7

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fewt.com: Back in late February of this year, I performed an exhaustive test to see where Desktop Linux distributions stood in comparison to Windows 7. At that time, I discovered that Windows 7 is actually a really great operating system and seeing the amount of potential, I began to shift towards using it full time at home.

OS representations and the choice of migration

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I have noticed that there are several representations of Linux and Windows that are used to dissuade people from migrating. Unfortunately, an uninformed migration normally ends up in disappointment and, as a result, hurt people resort to disqualifying depictions again in a never-ending circle.

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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asinen.org: Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

Microsoft Death Watch

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: In the fall of 2009 I predicted that Microsoft would enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in five years, based on my reading of their United States Security and Exchange Commission filings. That was before I was aware that Microsoft was in debt --

Also: 2010 acquisitions--Microsoft: 0, Google: 23

Linux servers, Windows XP desktops: a happy marriage?

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networkworld.com: The IT folks love Linux. The users know, and therefore love, Windows. Sound like a war? For Wade Stankich, it's more like a happy marriage.

Microsoft HPC claim: Windows is cheaper than Linux

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networkworld.com: Microsoft has made some pretty bold claims about Linux throughout its longstanding love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the open source operating system.

Windows 7: One Year Later

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  • Windows 7: One Year Later, Through The Eyes of Lenovo
  • A Quick Review: Windows 7
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