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XO-1.5 to Run Windows 7

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Microsoft

olpcnews.com: Buried under the XO-3 vaporware hype was more information on the very real XO-1.5 hardware that is a gift to Microsoft. Just read this paragraph from the One Laptop Per Child press release:

Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10 - 3D Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine offers two free benchmarks - Tropics and Sanctuary. I ran both demos using OpenGL (because OpenGL runs on both platforms natively and DirectX does not).

Microsoft Loses Appeal Over Word Patent

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Microsoft
Legal
  • Microsoft barred from selling Word, has plan for workaround
  • New Moonlight Covenant has been posted

Ubuntu vs Windows Hardware Requirements

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

cityblogger.com/archives: I compared the hardware requirements of a popular Linux Desktop: Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows 7 both of which were released last month.

From windows to Linux. Was there a choice?

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Ever since windows came out, until Linux and it's brethren came along, there has really been no other choice of operating system. Before you get your knickers in a knot and start spouting off the multitude of operating systems that were available at that time, let me explain.

What if Linux and windows marry?

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Linux
Microsoft

locutus.us: Quite often in relationships there are two seemingly very different people who, for some reason, become a couple. To outside eyes they appear to be completely incompatible with each other. These people marry and have a child. This child is a combination of characteristics of these two people. Sometimes these different characteristics produce a wonder child and sometimes they produce a child we wonder about.

Microsoft Settles EU Antitrust Case Over Web Browser

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bloomberg.com: Microsoft Corp. ended more than a decade of antitrust disputes with the European Union by giving consumers a choice among Web browsers.

Linux and windows stereotypes

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: In our lives we tend to apply stereotypes. Everyone has a stereotype for their work, ethnic persuasion or geographical location. Particularly in the computing industry there exists, often spiteful, stereotypes between windows and Linux advocates.

Windows 7 - An Ubuntu User's Perspective

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  • Hands on with Windows 7 - An Ubuntu User's Perspective
  • Windows 7 Proves a Challenge to Linux
  • Windows 7 Complaints Trickling In

If it looks, acts and smells brown then it must be.

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toolbox.com/blogs: I am a big believer in that people are defined not by what they say but by what they do. If a person talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk then what they say, according to me, holds as much water as a vegetable strainer. I also feel the same way about companies.

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    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.