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Secure Boot isn't the only problem facing Linux on Windows 8 hardware

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mjg59.dreamwidth.org: There's now no shortage of Linux distributions that support Secure Boot out of the box, so that's a mostly solved problem. But even if your distribution supports it entirely you still need to boot your install media in the first place.

The Windows Kernel's Achilles' Heel

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Last week we saw our favorite operating system named the "benchmark of quality". Now, the cheerfest continues with no less than a confession from a Windows kernel developer that Linux development is better. Could it get any better than this?

Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: In this article, I'll be offering my own comparison between Ubuntu and Windows, explaining where each has its strengths and which OS offers something better overall.

I ditched Windows 8 and went Ubuntu by mistake

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Ubuntu

networkworld.com: This post is coming to you courtesy of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. While I could tell you I thought it would be cool to use Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop OS for a while, I would be lying. The fact is I don't have a choice.

Microsoft is lagging Linux

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft is lagging Linux
  • Anonymous MSFT developer admits Linux is faster than Windows
  • Dear Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Great

Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux

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Microsoft

itwire.com: Six months have gone by since Windows 8 hit the market and it looks like Linux distributions - at least the better-known ones - are still struggling to ensure that they can live side by side with this operating system.

Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8

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OSS

computerweekly.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.

Microsoft’s Open Source Company Is a Year Old. But What Is It?

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OSS

wired.com: Microsoft Open Technologies is a bit of an odd duck: It’s an independent subsidiary set up to push open source efforts by the world’s most famous proprietary software company. Last week, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. quietly turned one year old.

Five months in: Windows 8′s market share finally surpasses desktop Linux

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extremetech.com: After gaining just 0.4% of the PC market in February, Windows 8 positively exploded in March, gaining another 0.5% of the market — an astronomical growth rate of almost 20%.

Beware of Windows Blue

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  • Beware of Windows Blue
  • Is Windows Blue Microsoft's next step in killing the desktop?
  • No Windows desktop mode!? No!
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