thevarguy.com: Amid rumors that Microsoft may invest in Dell, a massive question has emerged: If such an investment occurs, will Dell maintain its extremely close relationships with Canonical, Red Hat, SUSE and other open source providers?
computerworlduk.com: Microsoft and HP won't share a study claiming that the German city of Munich had its numbers wrong when it calculated switching from Windows to Linux saved the city millions.
toolbox.com: This person lamented to me that with the release of w8 the Linux crowd have become extremely nasty and trollish in bringing the newest offering of microsoft down.
brankovukelic.com: I have this Linux system on my PC which has become a bit boring (no, it's not crashed or anything... I just got a bit bored), so I decided to replace it with Windows 7 (some friends told me to not even try Windows 8 because it has an advanced interface nobody was able to figure out yet).
junauza.com: Earlier this year, Windows 8 was launched with great expectations. However, expectations were crushed when the early reviews didn't turn out to be that good. What does this mean for Microsoft?
ostatic.com: Many Linux users who tracked each step in the endless saga surrounding the Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot scheme were highly disappointed a few weeks ago to hear that a promised workaround from The Linux Foundation is delayed.
mrpogson.com: A guy walks into a store to look at the “8″ machines on display and sees they all are grinding on a failed update…
asimplediscipleslife.blogspot: I spent one month using Windows 7 with as many proprietary programs as possible. My experience:
itwire.com: It's early days for secure boot, the new method that Microsoft is using to protect its desktop turf, but it would not be unfair to say that the company has succeeded in showing up the sharply fragmented nature of GNU/Linux.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Canonical may have ultimately changed its mind about "Avoid the pain of Windows 8" -- the slogan that accompanied the original launch of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" earlier this fall, but like so many deeply compelling notions, it seems to have staying power here in the Linux blogosphere.