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Linux Desktop In The Enterprise: Ubuntu Vs. Windows

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networkcomputing.com: The "year of the Linux desktop" has been prophesied by Linux supporters almost every year for the last decade. This was once a lofty goal in the Microsoft-dominated enterprise, but times are changing.

Dell Still Offers Ubuntu Amid Microsoft Loan, Windows 8.1

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thevarguy.com: Microsoft (MSFT) is loaning Dell roughly $2 billion, but Michael Dell continues to support Ubuntu, Oracle, Red Hat and other Microsoft rivals. Here's why.

Linux conference opens with vow of end of era for Windows

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itworldcanada.com: Linux has made the operating system fight into a “two-horse race”, the head of the Linux Foundation told the opening of the annual LinuxCon conference.

City of Munich throws Ubuntu lifeline to Windows XP holdouts

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theregister.co.uk: Windows XP users in Germany’s third largest city are being offered free upgrades to Ubuntu ahead of termination of Microsoft support for the OS next Spring.

Ballmer's greatest quotes

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Mac

iafrica.com: Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is probably one of the most hated CEOs on the planet - being called the worst ever by some cynics. But whether you like him or hate him, you can't deny that he's one of the most quotable and entertaining suits in the tech industry. We take a look...

Steve Ballmer retires: A dark day for Linux!

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itworld.com: Today in Open Source: Ballmer retires from Microsoft, Linux users weep. Plus: How to find the best Linux distro, and the fifty best Linux distros!

Battle of the Office Suites: Microsoft Office and LibreOffice Compared

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lifehacker.com: For a long time, Microsoft Office has been the reigning champ of office suites, but that doesn't mean the free alternative, LibreOffice, isn't worth considering. Let's take a look at how the two compare, and if it's finally possible to ditch the paid option for the free one.

Also: LibreOffice 4.1.1 RC2 Gets New Features on All Platforms

As Linux stalks Windows poor countries will benefit

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hispanicbusiness.com: What do the International Space Station, the Czech Post Office, the French Parliament and the Turkish Government have in common? All have switched from using a proprietary Operating System (OS) on their computers to an 'open source' or free OS; or putting it simply: They have switched from Windows to a free OS called Linux. And they are not alone.

Windows 8: PRISM Edition

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fsf.org: Edward Snowden's latest leak reveals that Microsoft has been helping the NSA circumvent encryption for online services like SkyDrive, Outlook.com, and Hotmail.

Samsung Accidentally Leaked The exFAT Linux Driver

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phoronix.com: Last month there was news of a native Linux driver for Microsoft's exFAT file-system. It turns out that the driver wasn't developed through any clean-room reverse-engineering but was rather the apparent rebadging of a Samsung exFAT driver for Linux.

Windows isn't dying, it's just becoming irrelevant

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zdnet.com: Just as the stone ax gave way to one made of bronze, the Windows-powered PC must now give way to better, more customized, more refined tools.

Who’s Winning the PC OS War? Who Cares?!

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drbill.tv: Linux or Windows is apparently not the question anymore… check this out! What has really destroyed Microsoft’s choke hold on the global personal computing market over the past 15 years hasn’t been a legal threat but a market shift.

Linux for Workgroups and Microsoft's Open Source Relationship

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thevarguy.com: Is Linux 20 years behind the curve compared to Microsoft (MSFT) Windows? Certainly not, but that's what things look like on the surface in the wake of Linus Torvalds's announcement of plans for Linux kernel version 3.11, otherwise known as "Linux for Workgroups." And that makes this a great moment to reflect upon how much the Microsoft-Linux relationship has evolved, and warmed, over the last two decades.

MS and Linux at Loggerheads is History: Peter Lees, Suse

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computerworld.in: A decade ago, businesses debated deploying Linux or not. The discussion has now moved to which Linux to use.

Linux Institute opposes Microsoft's Kenya laptop project

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cio.co.uk: The Linux Professional Institute has opposed a move by Microsoft to partner with the Kenyan government in an ambitious $2 billion laptop project.

A Letter to Windows 8.1 from a non-technical Linux user

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Hello, Windows 8.1

I am a non-technical Linux user. But wait! Before you turn away in denial (yes, we exist), let me tell you that I once was a long time Windows user. Can I call you "Blue"?

A look at Windows 8.1

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technologytales.com: Last week, Microsoft released a preview of Windows 8.1 and some hailed the return of the Start button but the reality is not as simple as that. Being a Linux user, I am left wondering if ideas have been borrowed from GNOME Shell.

Windows 8.1 review - Still stupendously stupid

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dedoimedo.com: Several days ago, Microsoft released a public beta of their upcoming Windows 8.1 release, which has previously been known and called Windows Blue. This was a great opportunity for me to test the alleged rumors of a desktop renaissance coming back to Windows.

Is Windows use an addiction?

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everydaylinuxuser.com: Only you can decide whether you want to give Linux a try or if you think it can help you. We who are in the Linux community came because we finally gave up trying to control our Windows use. We still hated to admit that we could never use Windows.

GNOME 3, Windows 95 Disconnected

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fossforce.com: About a week and a half ago, I was nearly taken-in when an item appeared on The Register that tied recent Linux desktop woes to behind the scenes moves by Microsoft to enforce patents against GNOME. Supposedly, GNOME was violating Redmond’s patented designs of the Windows 95 desktop, most specifically the Start Menu and the Start button.

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