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Windows 7 v Ubuntu 9.10: an illustrated guide

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zdnet.co.uk: We've compiled a brief illustrated guide, comparing key business features as implemented in Windows 7 and the latest version of the world's favourite Linux distro — Ubuntu 9.10, otherwise known as Karmic Koala.

Win 7 users shout: Where's my bloody ballot screen?

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theregister.co.uk: Several Register readers have been in touch because their early installations of Windows 7 have not come with a ballot screen offering them a choice of browsers to download.

Harry Tuxxer and the curse of Windows 7

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computerworlduk.com: Harry stretched his legs at his workstation under the stairs. He had been there for the entire night debugging the latest iteration of Ubuntu Owl mail. It was vital that he delivered a message to the old wizard Stallmandore.

A Linux Users Look at Windows 7 Ultimate

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  • A Linux Users Look at Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 95 to Windows 7: How Microsoft lost its vision
  • Our Windows 7 Special Offer
  • Microsoft starts selling PCs online
  • The best thing about Microsoft Windows 7
  • A Visual History of the Windows GUI

5 Windows contributions to the world that Linux is yet to make

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ghabuntu.com: Microsoft Windows, the dominant desktop OS in the world has over the years made some contribution to the world that the open source competitor Linux is yet to make

The 50 Best (and Worst) Moments in Windows History

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maximumpc.com: In just a few days, Microsoft at long last will officially release Windows 7 to an eager public ready to put the Vista saga behind them. It's a been a long wait, particularly for those who opted to stick with XP until something better came along, but no matter how you feel about Vista, it's been an even longer ride getting to this point.

Windows license refund donated to Linux Mint

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linuxmint.com/blog: I was recently contacted by a person called Graeme Cobbett. In his email he told me he got his Windows license refunded and donated that money to Linux Mint. Of course, as you can imagine, he felt pretty happy about it and he wanted to let people know how he did it. So here’s his article:

Windows 7, round 1

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majewsky.wordpress: I decided to give Windows 7 a try. Because my university is enrolled in Micro$oft’s MSDNAA program, I could recieve a free copy and license of Windows 7.

Microsoft Developing a 128-bit Filesystem

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blog.linuxtoday.com: Is this really a big deal? Are we going to need 128-bit filesystems? I'm still using 32-bit distros and doing fine.

EU and Microsoft reach anti-trust agreement

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  • EU and Microsoft reach anti-trust agreement
  • Microsoft, EU Reach Accord on Antitrust
  • EU Commission Announces Market Test of Microsoft Suggestions
  • Microsoft's top lawyer: Relations with Europe improving
  • FSFE appeals to European Commissioner Kroes in Microsoft antitrust case
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Linux Kernel News

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  • Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements
    The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Linux kernel 4.7.5 is here only ten days after the release of the previous maintenance version, namely Linux kernel 4.7.4, and it's a big update that changes a total of 213 files, with 1774 insertions and 971 deletions, which tells us that the kernel developers and hackers had a pretty busy week patching all sorts of bugs and security issues, as well as to add various, much-needed improvements.
  • Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai
    Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a startup demo competition.
  • Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel
    Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more