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Windows 8: A Review From A Linux User’s Perspective

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makeuseof.com: Some people have even claimed that Windows 8 may cause them to abandon the operating system family and switch to Linux so that they can run up to date code without upgrading Windows. However, is any of this really the case?

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

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zdnet.com: The numbers are in and they don't lie. Windows 8 market adoption numbers are well behind Microsoft's greatest previous operating system failure, Vista.

Enough with the UEFI drama already

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dedoimedo.com: Recently, at a rate of about once a day, a new article comes blaming Microsoft for being evil and using their Secure Boot thingie to prevent Linux from taking over. I would like to use this opportunity to dispell myths and fears and pure, simple disinformation, as most of the articles written on this topic are nothing more than FUD.

Linux, Microsoft and the Juicy Office Rumor

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Rumors are not exactly an uncommon phenomenon here in the Linux community, but every once in a while one comes along that is so compelling, such a deliciously tantalizing prospect, that bloggers just can't leave it alone, no matter how far-fetched it may be.

Did a fear of Linux spark Microsoft's investment in Dell?

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computerworld.com: One theory about why Microsoft lent $2 billion as part of a deal to take Dell private is that Microsoft plans to use its newfound influence with the company to stop Dell from further building Linux hardware. Is that really the case, or just a conspiracy theory?

UEFI strikes again

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  • Hardware neutrality: UEFI strikes again and again
  • Don't like Secure Boot? Don't buy a Chromebook.
  • Introducing the Open Source Rookie of the Year... Whoa, it's Microsoft

Has Microsoft finally embraced open source?

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infoworld.com: By implementing Git in its developer tools, Microsoft is using GPL-licensed software -- and perhaps ending its war on open source

Why this Linux user is now using Windows 3.1

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networkworld.com: This is the story of how a Linux user...switched to Windows 3.1. At least in part. You read that right. Windows 3.1. Yes. That Windows 3.1. The 16-bit one that came out in 1992...

Microsoft Potential Dell Investment: Bad for Linux, FOSS?

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thevarguy.com: Amid rumors that Microsoft may invest in Dell, a massive question has emerged: If such an investment occurs, will Dell maintain its extremely close relationships with Canonical, Red Hat, SUSE and other open source providers?

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