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Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: In this article, I'll be offering my own comparison between Ubuntu and Windows, explaining where each has its strengths and which OS offers something better overall.

I ditched Windows 8 and went Ubuntu by mistake

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Ubuntu

networkworld.com: This post is coming to you courtesy of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. While I could tell you I thought it would be cool to use Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop OS for a while, I would be lying. The fact is I don't have a choice.

Microsoft is lagging Linux

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft is lagging Linux
  • Anonymous MSFT developer admits Linux is faster than Windows
  • Dear Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Great

Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux

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itwire.com: Six months have gone by since Windows 8 hit the market and it looks like Linux distributions - at least the better-known ones - are still struggling to ensure that they can live side by side with this operating system.

Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8

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OSS

computerweekly.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.

Microsoft’s Open Source Company Is a Year Old. But What Is It?

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OSS

wired.com: Microsoft Open Technologies is a bit of an odd duck: It’s an independent subsidiary set up to push open source efforts by the world’s most famous proprietary software company. Last week, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. quietly turned one year old.

Five months in: Windows 8′s market share finally surpasses desktop Linux

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extremetech.com: After gaining just 0.4% of the PC market in February, Windows 8 positively exploded in March, gaining another 0.5% of the market — an astronomical growth rate of almost 20%.

Beware of Windows Blue

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  • Beware of Windows Blue
  • Is Windows Blue Microsoft's next step in killing the desktop?
  • No Windows desktop mode!? No!

Microsoft accused of locking out Linux in EU antitrust complaint

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Legal

arstechnica.com: A Spanish group that represents open source software users has accused Microsoft of using an "obstruction mechanism" to prevent buyers of Windows 8 computers from installing Linux-based operating systems.

Also: Ultimate PC security requires UEFI

Swapping Windows 8 for Linux Mint, openSuSE and Fedora on my new netbook

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Hardware
Microsoft

zdnet.com: I've just bought a new Aspire One 725 Acer sub-notebook/netbook - here's my take and my adventures loading it with three different flavours of Linux.

Windows 8 Outperforming Ubuntu w/ Intel Graphics

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: In our benchmarks of Microsoft Windows 8, we have found that Intel's Windows OpenGL driver is generally superior to that of their open-source Linux graphics driver. Some progress has been made, but in today's testing Linux has a ways to go.

Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective

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makeuseof.com: Some people have even claimed that Windows 8 may cause them to abandon the operating system family and switch to Linux so that they can run up to date code without upgrading Windows. However, is any of this really the case?

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

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zdnet.com: The numbers are in and they don't lie. Windows 8 market adoption numbers are well behind Microsoft's greatest previous operating system failure, Vista.

Enough with the UEFI drama already

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Microsoft

dedoimedo.com: Recently, at a rate of about once a day, a new article comes blaming Microsoft for being evil and using their Secure Boot thingie to prevent Linux from taking over. I would like to use this opportunity to dispell myths and fears and pure, simple disinformation, as most of the articles written on this topic are nothing more than FUD.

Linux, Microsoft and the Juicy Office Rumor

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Rumors are not exactly an uncommon phenomenon here in the Linux community, but every once in a while one comes along that is so compelling, such a deliciously tantalizing prospect, that bloggers just can't leave it alone, no matter how far-fetched it may be.

Did a fear of Linux spark Microsoft's investment in Dell?

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computerworld.com: One theory about why Microsoft lent $2 billion as part of a deal to take Dell private is that Microsoft plans to use its newfound influence with the company to stop Dell from further building Linux hardware. Is that really the case, or just a conspiracy theory?

UEFI strikes again

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Microsoft
  • Hardware neutrality: UEFI strikes again and again
  • Don't like Secure Boot? Don't buy a Chromebook.
  • Introducing the Open Source Rookie of the Year... Whoa, it's Microsoft

Has Microsoft finally embraced open source?

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OSS

infoworld.com: By implementing Git in its developer tools, Microsoft is using GPL-licensed software -- and perhaps ending its war on open source

Why this Linux user is now using Windows 3.1

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Humor

networkworld.com: This is the story of how a Linux user...switched to Windows 3.1. At least in part. You read that right. Windows 3.1. Yes. That Windows 3.1. The 16-bit one that came out in 1992...

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