ghabuntu.com: Taking a look at the recent Microsoft financial result for Q2 ending 31 Dec 2009, one thing that stands out is the fact that Windows is still the major cash cow for MS. It is in this light that I believe the following five things are likely to give MS execs sleepless nights in 2010 and beyond.
theregister.co.uk: The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year.
zdnet.com.au/blogs: Waiting for open source to give Microsoft a much-needed kick up the jacksie has seemed like waiting for Godot. We wait, we wait and we are still waiting.
Randall C. Kennedy: It's the thought experiment we all like to engage in. What would life be like without Microsoft Windows? To listen to the free open source software crowd, the demise of Windows -- and by extension, Microsoft's hegemony over the PC universe -- would signal a kind of rebirth for information technology. Such thinking is naïve, at best.
blogs.computerworld: We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.
zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you are running a multi-boot configuration with Windows and Linux, and using GRUB as the bootloader, you may be headed for trouble.
dwasifar.com: Recently I’ve been trading geekery with a gent in Pennsylvania who bought a copy of OS X Server to run on his Mac Mini. I was curious about this server software, so I looked into it. Three hundred fifty bucks. Three. Hundred. Fifty. Dollars.
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locutus.us: Linux and windows have very different ways of storing their installed program settings. Before windows 95 came along they used to be very similar.