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OS representations and the choice of migration

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Microsoft

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I have noticed that there are several representations of Linux and Windows that are used to dissuade people from migrating. Unfortunately, an uninformed migration normally ends up in disappointment and, as a result, hurt people resort to disqualifying depictions again in a never-ending circle.

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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Microsoft
Mac

asinen.org: Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

Microsoft Death Watch

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: In the fall of 2009 I predicted that Microsoft would enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in five years, based on my reading of their United States Security and Exchange Commission filings. That was before I was aware that Microsoft was in debt --

Also: 2010 acquisitions--Microsoft: 0, Google: 23

Linux servers, Windows XP desktops: a happy marriage?

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Linux
Microsoft

networkworld.com: The IT folks love Linux. The users know, and therefore love, Windows. Sound like a war? For Wade Stankich, it's more like a happy marriage.

Microsoft HPC claim: Windows is cheaper than Linux

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: Microsoft has made some pretty bold claims about Linux throughout its longstanding love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the open source operating system.

Windows 7: One Year Later

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  • Windows 7: One Year Later, Through The Eyes of Lenovo
  • A Quick Review: Windows 7

Microsoft Exec Says 'Open' Means 'Incompetent'

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OSS

techdirt.com: Glyn Moody points us to the news that a Microsoft exec is criticizing the Brazilian government's support for open source software using some pretty weak arguments. This isn't new.

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Is Linux finally ready for the mainstream? Barry Collins pits Ubuntu against Windows to find out

MS now owns Qt

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  • That Other OS is Cripple-ware
  • Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent
  • Watch out KDE! MS now owns Qt by proxy…

Windows or Linux: Which is easier to fix?

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Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: I like to break stuff. Why? It means I get to find things out about what I’ve broken and it means I get to repair what I have broken. And operating systems are no exception.

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FOSS in 3D Printing

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LibreOffice Liberation

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Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

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Chromebook and GNU/Linux

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