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The End of the Penguin is Not Nigh

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itworld.com We don't know for absolute sure that somewhere in the $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell by Attachmate and the “concurrent sale of certain intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings LLC, a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft Corporation, for $450 million in cash” that those unidentified IP holding were, in fact, Novell's ownership of UNIX.

Also: Today's Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight

A Class-Action Lawsuit In the Making: No Windows 7 Refund

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acrossad.org: I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L675 laptop from Best Buy with the explicit intention of installing the 64-bit Fedora 14 GNU/Linux operating system on it. I talked to the resident "Geek Squad" guy and told him that I had absolutely no intention or desire to EVER run Windows 7 on the laptop. I believe that there is a strong case to be made that the inability to receive a refund.

Could the Windows Comparison Game Hurt Linux?

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linuxinsider.com: "Ah yes, the old old, OLD story," said Hyperlogos blogger Martin Espinoza. "This argument has only been going on since Linux has been suitable for real work and will probably keep going so long as people are paying for both of them. It matters if you're trying to sell Linux in a world dominated by Microsoft. Otherwise, not so much."

Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A few times in the past I've been caught recommending Microsoft products, only to have it come back and bite me when things don't work properly.

Microsoft approves an open source application

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  • Microsoft approves an open source application
  • How To Easily Install Microsoft Office 2007 On Linux
  • Did Internet Explorer 9 Cheat In The SunSpider Bechmark?

The best netbook OS: XP, Windows 7 or Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: With the arrival last month of Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition, it’s time to revisit a familiar question: which operating system is best for a netbook? Linux-based systems may seem well-suited to lightweight devices (the original Asus Eee PC ran Xandros Linux), but there are advantages to the familiar interface and applications of Windows.

Microsoft dumped for Linux by Avaya

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theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE is on a roll with Avaya and its IP Office Release 6.1, as the communication systems specialist has dumped Microsoft and opted for Linux instead.

Linux vs. Windows: Suspending logic and reason for blind faith

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techrepublic.com: Recently, several outlets picked up the story that there were hundreds of security flaws in the Android Linux kernel, with 88 of them classified as “severe” - but that wasn’t a surprise to me. All code has flaws and errors. What surprised me were the responses I read in the forums.

Linux: Does Being Competitive with Windows Matter?

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earthweb.com: How many times have you heard this statement: "It's the year of the Linux desktop." Not recently? Then how about "Linux is making gains on the Windows desktop"? Still leaving a bad taste in your mouth? Bet I know why.

Thanks for the $3700, Linux

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kmandla.wordpress: I have a fun question for Linux users today: What will you do with your US$3700? That’s the money you won’t have to pay to Microsoft, over the course of your lifetime, to use your computer.

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