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Microsoft Potential Dell Investment: Bad for Linux, FOSS?

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thevarguy.com: Amid rumors that Microsoft may invest in Dell, a massive question has emerged: If such an investment occurs, will Dell maintain its extremely close relationships with Canonical, Red Hat, SUSE and other open source providers?

Microsoft refuses to release study challenging Munich Linux success

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computerworlduk.com: Microsoft and HP won't share a study claiming that the German city of Munich had its numbers wrong when it calculated switching from Windows to Linux saved the city millions.

Have Linux Lovers gone to the dark side?

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toolbox.com: This person lamented to me that with the release of w8 the Linux crowd have become extremely nasty and trollish in bringing the newest offering of microsoft down.

On the state of Windows on the desktop

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brankovukelic.com: I have this Linux system on my PC which has become a bit boring (no, it's not crashed or anything... I just got a bit bored), so I decided to replace it with Windows 7 (some friends told me to not even try Windows 8 because it has an advanced interface nobody was able to figure out yet).

How Windows 8 has opened up a Window for Linux World Domination

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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?

Linux Is Coming to Windows 8 PCs...Slowly

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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.

“8″ Implodes

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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…

Summary of the Proprietary Stunt

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asimplediscipleslife.blogspot: I spent one month using Windows 7 with as many proprietary programs as possible. My experience:

Secure boot: Microsoft shows up Linux

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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.

Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8: Head-to-Head at Last

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Ubuntu

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.

Steve Ballmer's Nightmare... or not

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  • "Steve Ballmer's Nightmare"
  • Cheating DeathWatch: Microsoft Isn't Dead Yet

Going from A to B in KDE, GNOME, and Windows

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Software

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.

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office in real life

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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.

Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail

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Ubuntu

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.

today's leftovers:

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • Mark Shuttleworth and the secrecy of Ubuntu
  • Video Editor ‘Lightworks’ Linux Release Limited to Select Few
  • Osmos Arcade Game Added to Steam for Linux Database
  • Ext4 bug - No need to panic
  • Geeky Halloween Pics
  • Precise Puppy - Linux Perfected
  • How to become an rsync power user with Grsync
  • Ubuntu Plans To Stick To "Stable GNOME"
  • Booting into Linux on Windows 8 Secure Boot-equipped hardware
  • Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction
  • An overview of our Secure Boot implementation
  • Getting started with UEFI development
  • The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
  • Howto GNOME 3 in Ubuntu
  • Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop
  • BackBox Linux 3 Review
  • linux kernel monkey: Help Wanted
  • Make a game on Raspberry Pi
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler On AMD's Eight-Core Piledriver

Will XP Users Shun Windows 8 in Favor of Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

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.

Windows 8: The desktop review

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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

Dear Microsoft, Thanks for Windows 8! Love Linux

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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.

Windows 8 vs Ubuntu: battle of the operating systems

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: We pit Windows 8 against Ubuntu to see which OS comes out top dog

Linux Foundation offers workaround for secure boot

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itwire.com: Fifteen days from today, Windows 8 will go on sale; only hardware that is certified to work with this system will be able to boot it, with signed keys being used to determine whether a genuine system is being booted.

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