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Infamous Microsoft FUD Campaigns Against Linux

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junauza.com: Here is a look at the history of Microsoft's infamous FUD (Fear, uncertainty and doubt) campaigns against Linux and FOSS:

Microsoft contributes a lot of changes to Linux kernel 3.0

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h-online.com: The 343 changes made by Microsoft developer K. Y. Srinivasan put him at the top of a list, created by LWN.net, of developers who made the most changes in the current development cycle for Linux 3.0.

Microsoft Ads on FOSS Sites

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fossforce.com: Quite a few years ago, a popular Linux site began displaying ads from Microsoft on their home page.

Why you need to get out of your technology comfort zone

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infoworld.com: Wardley spoke at Oscon 2010 about how open source vendors could disrupt market incumbents by taking advantage of the incumbent's existing business model.

Surprising Power Consumption Of Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Windows 7

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: After recently tracking down the major Linux kernel power regression that's present for a vast number of mobile users in Fedora 15, Ubuntu 11.04, and other recent Linux distributions shipping the 2.6.38+ kernel, the sights were turned to see how the power management of Ubuntu 11.04 compares to that of Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1.

Defense Contractor Heeds Microsoft's Patent War Cry

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linuxinsider.com: Defense contractor General Dynamics Itronix has agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in order to avoid possible trouble over the contractor's use of Android in some of its products.

Linux vs. Windows: Should Your Office Make the Switch?

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bnet.com: Admit it: You’ve always wondered about Linux — that “other” operating system. Is it really comparable to Windows? Could you run your business on it? Would switching save you money?

A no-OS-computer? You must be a pirate!

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After reading this piece about a Linux keyboard PC , I got excited. I checked the vendor's page and, sure enough, there was a "NO OS" option. A day later, I received it and, with it, there came a surprise. They had included Windows 7 Professional 32 bits and were charging me for it!

Why Can’t Free, Open Source Linux Beat Windows?

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geekwithlaptop.com: There are no major differences between Linux and Windows in terms of functionality. Linux can perform 99% of the tasks Windows is capable to carry out, but why is Windows more popular than Linux?

Windows' Endgame. Desktop Linux's Failure

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zdnet.com: After almost 20-years of ruling the computing world, Windows is on its way down. Linux will not be the winner though.

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