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Washing the windows myths. Service and support.

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toolbox.com: One of the biggest fear factors that companies have with their computing systems is that things can go bang. This prompts the who you gunna call question from higher ups.

World's Funniest Windows Error Messages

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Humor

junauza.com: We all know how it sucks to see error messages. If you have been using Windows all your life, you have probably seen lots of them already.

Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com: Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

6 things Microsoft needs to do before I’ll take Windows seriously

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I’m an IT guy in what is still largely a Windows world. While the Information Technology industry hasn’t caught up just yet, I like to consider myself a bit more forward looking than that. The way I see it, Windows isn’t ready for the enterprise yet.

Washing the windows myths. Device support.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common mantra which windows advocates like to chant. The mantra goes like this, windows has better device support. This is simply a myth.

To Microsoft, Open Source means "Windows Encumbered"

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opensource.org: One of the most interesting things to happen in the past couple of years, is Microsoft's embrace of Open Source. This means different things to various people I've spoken with at Microsoft.

Microsoft turning into a toothless tiger?

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Many moons ago, while the IT jungle was still fresh and green. There was a big blue king of the jungle. With a snarl here and a snarl there and everywhere a patent lawsuit this tiger ruled the pack for many, many years.

Frustrations of supporting Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: Being in the IT world, I'm frequently contacted by family members for help with their computers. And unfortunately, their computers are running Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Why is it unfortunate?

Microsoft is Committed to Open Source

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itnewstoday.com: If you know anything about Microsoft’s war against Open Source, you can imagine the irony when I seen the below image in the body of the email.

Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

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Microsoft
Legal

everydaylht.com: In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux". One consistent feature of all these agreements is that their contents are unknown.

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    So another two weeks have passed and it’s time to sum things up and reflect a little on the struggles and accomplishments that have marked this time period, which was quite a bumpy ride compared to the others, but definitely more exciting.
  • GNOME Keysign 0.6
    It’s been a while since I reported on GNOME Keysign. The last few releases have been exciting, because they introduced nice features which I have been waiting long for getting around to implement them.
  • Testing for Usability
    I recently came across a copy of Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works (book, 2005) by Goto and Cotler. The book includes a chapter on "Testing for Usability" which is brief but informative. The authors comment that many websites are redesigned because customers want to add new feature or want to drive more traffic to the website. But they rarely ask the important questions: "How easy is it to use our website?" "How easily can visitors get to the information they want and need?" and "How easily does the website 'lead' visitors to do what you want them to do?" (That last question is interesting for certain markets, for example.)

SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 22
    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.