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Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

Will Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Stand Up Against Windows 7

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how2ubun2.blogspot: Karmic Koala is scheduled to be released on October this year, while its rival Windows 7 is going to kick start at the end of the year. Both releases offer impressive features, but will Ubuntu 9.10 stand up against Windows 7.

Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts

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OSS

geek.com: Open source is headed our way in force. That’s the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today. No longer are companies willing to pay the price by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary architectures and related policies and procedures.

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

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  • Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

  • Microsoft to cut prices on Windows 7
  • More on the Windows 7 upgrade program
  • no Windows 7 E upgrade for Europe?
  • A browser-free Windows 7
  • Windows 7 for Netbooks priced
  • Microsoft and FOSS: uneasy bedfellows

IE is like malaria, says Mozilla VP

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techradar.com: Mozilla's VIP of engineering has again likened Internet Explorer to malaria, insisting that although a lot of people have it, most of them wouldn't actively choose it.

Two clues Microsoft is losing its way

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cnet.com: Steve Ballmer needs to brush up on Roman history. Otherwise he seems doomed to repeat it, as two recent Microsoft campaigns suggest.

Internet Explorer 8 – Get The Propaganda!

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lockergnome.com: Though I have no reasonable explanation, Microsoft wants to push Internet Exploder 8 ® very hard; the company seems to be doing quite a job of giving it the hard sell.

Why is the NY Times so Dumb About Linux and Windows?

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blog.linuxtoday: The New York Times seems hard-wired to rarely identify any Windows malware as Windows malware, but only "computer malware." They seem to share this illness with other people too, such as researchers and professors. Can it be that all these educated people who make their livings knowing things and uncovering new knowledge really don't know that there are other computer operating systems besides Microsoft Windows?

Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble opens door to Linux

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Ubuntu

channelregister.co.uk: Shuttleworth once told The Reg he can't wait for Windows 7 on this sub-laptop class of machines because it'll finally give Ubuntu the opportunity to compete fairly against Microsoft's operating system in this emerging market.

They outdid themselves

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oneandoneis2.org: So well done, Microsoft! You've released a browser that deletes a system file it shouldn't even LOOK at! That's true creativity, that is. Utter morons.

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