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Windows or Linux: Which is easier to fix?

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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.

An average Windows XP day

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thebeezspeaks.blogspot: You probably know by now that I don't touch anything but Linux in my private life. However, in my professional life I do not have that choice.

Linux & MS

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Humor
  • DtO: Taking Their Word for It (MS & OSS)
  • Linux Fanboys == Fake Linux Users?

My new new laptop!

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Once again, I show off my toys. It's an article about my newest laptop, running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. You get a hands on review of both the hardware and the software, the ease of installation, a comparison between the two systems, a practical guide to dual booting, and a handful of great screenshots.

Why Microsoft is Being Nicer to Open Source

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itworld.com: If there was any take-away I got from LinuxCon a couple of weeks ago, it was this: open source has finally become mainstream.

Microsoft: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

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  • Microsoft: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
  • Of course Microsoft loves open source
  • DtO: Tough Love

Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

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OSS

zdnet.com/blog: Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

Pigs Can Fly

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  • Microsoft 'Loves' Open Source, and Pigs Can Fly
  • A couple comments on "Microsoft: ‘We love open source’"

Microsoft: 'We love open source'

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networkworld.com: Everyone in the Linux world remembers Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's famous comment that Linux is a "cancer" that threatened Microsoft's intellectual property. In 2010 Microsoft is trying hard not to be public enemy No. 1.

User friendly showdown: Ubuntu 10.04 versus Windows 7

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techrepublic.com: So recently I have written a lot about how user-friendly Linux has become. Naturally the nay-sayers have spoken loudly and insisted that Linux is far, far behind Windows in the user-friendliness category. So, I decided I wanted to figure out a way to test this argument to see which operating system was, in fact, more user friendly.

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  • Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions
    After whetting his appetite at this year’s Comic-Con, our resident Linux newbie discovers free and open source apps for reading digital comics, as well as a treasure trove of available sources for free comics online.
  • Linux Kernel 3.12.62 LTS Improves SPARC Support, Updates the Networking Stack
    Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the sixty-second maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, which will receive support until 2017 because of SUSE Enterprise Linux. Linux kernel 3.12.62 LTS is a modest update, and looking at the diff from the previous maintenance release, version 3.12.61, we can notice that it changes a total of 96 files, with 1213 insertions and 1053 deletions. Among the changes, we can notice lots of fixes for the SPARC hardware architecture, but there are various other improvements for the ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, and x86 instruction set architectures.
  • ‘Anatine’ Is a Simple Desktop Twitter App for Linux
    Anatine describes itself as a 'pristine Twitter app for Linux', but is it anything more than a wrapper around the mobile website?
  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.3 Released With Small Bug Fixes
    A small bug fix update to Skype for Linux alpha is now available, and fixes, among many changes, errant close to tray behaviour on the Cinnamon desktop.
  • On the killing of intltool
    Say thanks to Daiki Ueno for his work maintaining gettext and enhancing it to make change practical, and to Javier Jardon for pushing this within GNOME and working to remove intltool from important GNOME modules.
  • On discoverability
    I've discussed elsewhere that usability is about real people doing real tasks in a reasonable amount of time. Some researchers also refer to "learnability" and "memorability" to define usability—this is very similar to discoverability. Can you discover the features of the system just by poking at it? Is the user interface obvious enough that you can figure it out on your own?
  • This is Lubuntu 16.10’s New Default Wallpaper
    The default wallpaper of Lubuntu 16.10 — yes, that's Lubuntu, with an 'l' — has been unveiled — but will fans of the lightweight Ubuntu spin like it?

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