unixmen.com: Microsoft has shortly released the consumer preview of its flag ship operating system, Windows 8, that is evidently re-skinned to better suit touch-screen devices. Unfortunately, in attempting to revamp the OS, Microsoft has done some serious damage.
linuxinsider.com: Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant.
slashdot.org: "Fedora is going to pay Microsoft to let them distribute a PC operating system. Microsoft is about to move from effectively owning the PC hardware platform to literally owning it.
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zdnet.com: Microsoft has come a long way in its acceptance of open source. And its motto doesn’t seem to be (this time) to embrace and extinguish.
lunduke.com: About two years ago, I did a comparison of the three major operating systems (market-share wise) — MacOS X, Windows and Ubuntu. With so many changes happening to all three platforms, it seems like it’s time to do it again.
zdnet.com: The leading Linux desktop and the number one desktop of all, Windows, are both undergoing radical transformations, but which will be the better for it?
theregister.co.uk: Microsoft's other investments have been major misses. Microsoft first tried to unseat Red Hat's growing dominance in the data center by subsidising Novell.
linuxforu.com: With initiatives like the Imagine Cup and PhoneGap Meetup, Microsoft is surely taking many steps forward to engage with open source communities across the globe, including India.
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