Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
junauza.com: Earlier this year, Windows 8 was launched with great expectations. However, expectations were crushed when the early reviews didn't turn out to be that good. What does this mean for Microsoft?
ostatic.com: Many Linux users who tracked each step in the endless saga surrounding the Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot scheme were highly disappointed a few weeks ago to hear that a promised workaround from The Linux Foundation is delayed.
mrpogson.com: A guy walks into a store to look at the “8″ machines on display and sees they all are grinding on a failed update…
asimplediscipleslife.blogspot: I spent one month using Windows 7 with as many proprietary programs as possible. My experience:
itwire.com: It's early days for secure boot, the new method that Microsoft is using to protect its desktop turf, but it would not be unfair to say that the company has succeeded in showing up the sharply fragmented nature of GNU/Linux.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Canonical may have ultimately changed its mind about "Avoid the pain of Windows 8" -- the slogan that accompanied the original launch of Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" earlier this fall, but like so many deeply compelling notions, it seems to have staying power here in the Linux blogosphere.
mandrivachronicles.blogspot: As a Linux user, I've learned to appreciate the differences of doing things using the different desktops available. I started thinking of how one can see going from point A to point B in KDE and GNOME.
dedoimedo.com: For most people, Microsoft Office Word is synonymous with word processing in general. They do not know or care that there used to be software like WordPerfect, or that some people run LibreOffice, AbiWord, and many other programs.
arstechnica.com: Since the very first reveal of Windows 8, some critics have called the operating system a fatal move for Microsoft. They call it a blunder so large in its abandonment of Windows' heritage that it has created an opportunity for other operating systems to rise up.
datamation.com: Historically, Windows hasn't been tremendously effective in the area of backwards compatibility. On the flipside, the idea that Windows 8 will drive Windows users to Ubuntu in droves is unlikely.
extremetech.com: Windows 8 is the most significant operating system update Microsoft has launched since Windows 95, and the first one designed to run on such a wide range of devices.
Also: GNUs trick-or-treat at Windows 8 launch
internetnews.com: Microsoft has a big launch event today in New York City for Windows 8. Surprisingly I got invited, but no I won't be there. Linux users like myself however really should thank Microsoft.
techradar.com: We pit Windows 8 against Ubuntu to see which OS comes out top dog