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

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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: '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.

It is a Windows World

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: "If you don't like Windows so much then don't use it!" This is something I have been told more than once (sometimes in not those kind of words) by various people when we have been discussing operating systems.

Oh Windows 7, you tease

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celettu.wordpress: Anyone who has read this blog lately probably knows that I’m a bit dissatisfied with my Linux installs lately. I also follow a course in configuring Windows 7. I like it a lot. It’s beautiful, fast, and it works. Then, I bought Starcraft 2.

Gaming Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

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phoronix.com: At the beginning of this month we published workstation benchmarks comparing Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux. Today, however, we are back to looking at the Linux vs. Windows performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and this time we are looking at the OpenGL gaming performance.

Windesperation

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: As I was browsing the Web, I read this comment of a user who considered that Windows is a necessary OS "to get things done". He said this in the context of his disappointment with Linux because of the need of the command line.

Apple is the new open source villain

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zdnet.com: It’s an in-depth analysis from Florian Mueller, whose FOSSPatents remains fiercely opposed to all software patents. It’s something of a follow-up to a May piece in which he considered the idea of a Fair Troll.

Switching from Windows to Linux PC's; a response to the BP oil spill?

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ibtimes.com: Linux is being pushed as an alternative to Windows XP in the Government's hard push towards spending cuts in the public sector, ie. Government offices.

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