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Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

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OSS

oss-watch.ac.uk: First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

Windows market share slide resumes

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computerworld.com: Microsoft's Windows resumed its usual losing form last month as the operating system's usage share dropped by about a third of a point. Although rival desktop operating systems -- Mac and Linux -- essentially remained flat, mobile OSes took up the slack.

Linux users more experienced with windows.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: It is hard to make up an article title to adequately express the meaning of this article in a few short words. What I really wanted the title to be is "Linux users are more experienced with windows than windows users are with Linux". This is part of a comment on a previous article and it struck a cord with me (c# I think) so I wish to expand on it further.

Linux and windows people are the same

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common belief propagated around the web that Linux users are a different breed of people than windows users. In the beginning of Linux history that would have been true. These days it is not.

Is OpenOffice.org a Threat? Microsoft Thinks So

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OOo

computerworlduk.com: One of the unusual aspects of open source is the fact that the software development philosophy spills over into the way that the project is run. This means that how and why things are done, and by whom, is plain for all to see. Contrast that with Microsoft.

XO-1.5 to Run Windows 7

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OLPC
Microsoft

olpcnews.com: Buried under the XO-3 vaporware hype was more information on the very real XO-1.5 hardware that is a gift to Microsoft. Just read this paragraph from the One Laptop Per Child press release:

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 - 3D Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine offers two free benchmarks - Tropics and Sanctuary. I ran both demos using OpenGL (because OpenGL runs on both platforms natively and DirectX does not).

Microsoft Loses Appeal Over Word Patent

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Microsoft
Legal
  • Microsoft barred from selling Word, has plan for workaround
  • New Moonlight Covenant has been posted

Ubuntu vs Windows Hardware Requirements

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Ubuntu

cityblogger.com/archives: I compared the hardware requirements of a popular Linux Desktop: Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows 7 both of which were released last month.

From windows to Linux. Was there a choice?

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Ever since windows came out, until Linux and it's brethren came along, there has really been no other choice of operating system. Before you get your knickers in a knot and start spouting off the multitude of operating systems that were available at that time, let me explain.

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