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Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

FSF Launches Windows7sins tomorrow

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jonathancarter.co.za: Tomorrow the Free Software Foundation plans to launch the windows7sins campaign, similiar to the BadVista campaign that ran for Windows Vista. From the info-member list:

The Sad Linux Facts

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mossmash.blogspot: This year marks my 10th year as a Linux user. So I guess you could call me a fan of Linux. Fan enough to be able to tell you: its not going to knock Microsoft off its dominate position in business IT.

7 reasons I choose Linux over Windows 7

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abhishekrane.com: Windows 7 is all set to release on October 22nd 2009. This latest installation in the Windows series from the Redmond giant is touted as their best so far. People are going crazy over Windows 7 like Microsoft has invented some kind of time travel device.I do not want to disagree with the “fact” that Windows 7 is the best Windows ever but I want to point out that Linux is a 7 hundred times better than Windows 7.

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.

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