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What Microsoft Linux Would Mean

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: Telling me that it is a bad idea does no good. Like that bad song you hear on your clock radio first thing in the morning and it stays in your head all day, it is an idea that won’t go away.

Why Windows Is Better Than Linux

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: All is not rosy in the Linux world. I am active on many Linux help forums. I know the types of problems that most new Linux users face. This is my list of things that could make Linux better.

A Tale Of Two Computers

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: My wife and I bought two computers at the same time. Hers was a laptop and mine was a desktop computer. Both came with Windows XP pre-installed.

What the Pro-MS Office video does not say

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Microsoft released a video attempting to persuade people to use their proprietary office suite. Not surprisingly, there has been a wide reaction to it and some people even claimed that Microsoft had finally revealed its true stance concerning open source software.

On Open Source and Academic Productivity...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Yesterday, I finished the analysis of a survey I passed for one of my courses. I used tables, pie graphs, bar graphs, and many of those features people love to see when data analysis is presented. Oh...I also used Open Office to build the whole thing.

Why do people accept faulty operating systems?

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toolbox.com/blog: Yet, when it comes to computers. These same people who throw a raving screaming tantrum when a button on their new DVD player is loose will accept a computer with a faulty operating system.

Tales from a Windows-free life

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blog.pizslacker.org: I completely stopped using Windows around 2002, and I've really enjoyed it, very, very much Smile No More Windows For Me!

Windows 7 is still slower

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I've run this comparison before, Windows v Linux boot times. The deciding factor is: how long does it take to boot, login, get a desktop, launch Firefox, and view my first web page (www.google.com)? And every time, Windows boots slower than Linux:

Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing

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  • Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing
  • Does OpenOffice Really Threaten Microsoft Office?
  • OpenOffice.org’s New War | LAS | s14e02

Should Microsoft rollover and play dead to OpenOffice?

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networkworld.com: OK all of you Microsoft haters, take your bloomers back down from being twisted around your necks. Microsoft put out a YouTube bashing a competitor and everyone is yelling that Microsoft went back on their word and they hate Open Source after all. Is Microsoft not allowed to compete against open source alternatives?

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
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    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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