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10 Windows annoyances (that Linux doesn't have)

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Microsoft

techrepublic.com: From disappearing resources to cumbersome printing to mysterious application crashes, Jack Wallen has a list of Windows beefs that he says are simply not an issue with Linux.

When Is It Time To Switch Operating Systems?

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

lockergnome.com: Every once in a blue moon, the opportunity to re-evaluate exactly which OS is best for a given user comes along. And this can come into play on a number of factors:

Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy and How Linux Compares
  • Windows Market May Dip Below 90 Percent This Year
  • The PC Is Dead: Long Live Portable, Pluralistic Computing

Will Microsoft Remove DOC Format Support?

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Microsoft
OSS

robweir.com: I noticed a curious argument in Jonathan Corbet’s LWN article “Supporting OOXML in LibreOffice” (behind a pay wall). Why should we support OOXML?

Today I Booted into Windows and Now I'm Mentally Deranged

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Software

gnuru.org: Do all Windows developers think their users are idiots or only the ones who work for Garmin?

Red Hat vs. Windows for server share: The battle just heating up

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.com/blog: Red Hat executives say they are going after Windows workloads in the enterprise and winning their share of deals. However, the effort will take time and the battle is really over new computing workloads.

A Novell Smoking Gun

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Microsoft, Standards, and Incompatibility: 1991-2010 -- And a Novell Smoking Gun
  • Microsoft Office and ODF: Best Practices

Windows 7 and the Linux desktop (PART 1)

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Linux
Microsoft

cristalinux.blogspot: I recently read an interesting ARTICLE by Fewt, sharing his experience with Windows 7 in these past seven months. The article praised Windows 7 in general, raising several interesting points, as well as a specially interesting conclusion I fully agree with. I didn't agree with everything he shared, though, but the article got me thinking how my point of view could be so different.

“Microsoft is working towards establishing a long-term community connection”

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Interviews
OSS

linuxforu.com: “Microsoft is open to openness,” says Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect in Microsoft’s interoperability team. The LINUX For You team caught up with him to find out the truth behind this assertion, and to learn more about just how serious Microsoft’s engagement was with open source projects and the community.

Linux and Windows iron power Q3 server revenues

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Microsoft

channelregister.co.uk: The server market got a first opinion about its health from Gartner earlier this week, and now, IDC dons the white coat and snaps on the rubber gloves to give the third quarter server racket a full checkup and a second opinion.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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  • Beyond Monocultures
  • Dodging Raindrops Escaping the Public Cloud