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Linux vs Windows 7

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tuxradar.com: It's something of a tradition that we pit the latest version of Windows against our trusty old operating system. This isn't because we want to raise the profile of Windows, or ignite further flamewars on which is better or worse. It's about understanding the market and understanding the competition.

Word ban threatens industry? Not mine

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education.zdnet.com: PC World, along with several other sources, reported today on Microsoft’s dire warnings that an injunction imposed on Word sales would threaten an entire industry. Really?

Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown

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workswithu.com: Canonical’s Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and Microsoft’s Windows 7 are expected to debut within days of one another in October 2009. Some open source pundits will surely hype a showdown between the two operating systems.

5 Things Microsoft does not want you to know about Windows

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sinaisix.blogspot: Microsoft, the Redmond giant and owner of the world's most troublesome operating system, has over the years done all it can to frustrate the development, use and adoption of other operating systems.

Pressure Mounts on Windows Tax?

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theopensourcerer.com: Since I wrote about getting the Windows license fee refunded on my Asus 1008HA netbook here in the UK, there have been more examples where individuals have had some success.

XML Patent for Microsoft

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Linux's User Interface Puts MS Windows' To SHAME!

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penguinpetes.com: So, while I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for Slackware 13 to come to pass, I did what any Linux user probably does when temporarily owning a copy of Windows (XP Pro here), and checked how it's doing these days.

Swiss Open Source Decision Going Microsoft's Way

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eweekeurope.co.uk: A preliminary ruling around the legality of the Swiss government's decision to allow a software contract to be awarded to Microsoft without any other vendors being asked to tender has found in favour of the tech giant.

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