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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.

How Microsoft shattered Gnome's unity with Windows 95

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theregister.co.uk: There never will be a year when Linux conquers the desktop, because desktop computers are going to merge into tablet-style touch-driven devices and disappear. But desktop Linux was getting close, until Microsoft derailed it a few years back. The GNOME project’s recent release, GNOME 3.8, served to remind me of the significance of Microsoft’s actions.

Secure Boot isn't the only problem facing Linux on Windows 8 hardware

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mjg59.dreamwidth.org: There's now no shortage of Linux distributions that support Secure Boot out of the box, so that's a mostly solved problem. But even if your distribution supports it entirely you still need to boot your install media in the first place.

The Windows Kernel's Achilles' Heel

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Last week we saw our favorite operating system named the "benchmark of quality". Now, the cheerfest continues with no less than a confession from a Windows kernel developer that Linux development is better. Could it get any better than this?

Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?

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datamation.com: In this article, I'll be offering my own comparison between Ubuntu and Windows, explaining where each has its strengths and which OS offers something better overall.

I ditched Windows 8 and went Ubuntu by mistake

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networkworld.com: This post is coming to you courtesy of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. While I could tell you I thought it would be cool to use Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop OS for a while, I would be lying. The fact is I don't have a choice.

Microsoft is lagging Linux

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  • Microsoft is lagging Linux
  • Anonymous MSFT developer admits Linux is faster than Windows
  • Dear Microsoft: Windows 8 Is Great

Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux

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itwire.com: Six months have gone by since Windows 8 hit the market and it looks like Linux distributions - at least the better-known ones - are still struggling to ensure that they can live side by side with this operating system.

Free Software Foundation takes potshot at Windows 8

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computerweekly.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has taken a direct potshot at Windows 8 development.

Microsoft’s Open Source Company Is a Year Old. But What Is It?

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wired.com: Microsoft Open Technologies is a bit of an odd duck: It’s an independent subsidiary set up to push open source efforts by the world’s most famous proprietary software company. Last week, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. quietly turned one year old.

Five months in: Windows 8′s market share finally surpasses desktop Linux

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extremetech.com: After gaining just 0.4% of the PC market in February, Windows 8 positively exploded in March, gaining another 0.5% of the market — an astronomical growth rate of almost 20%.

Beware of Windows Blue

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  • Is Windows Blue Microsoft's next step in killing the desktop?
  • No Windows desktop mode!? No!

Microsoft accused of locking out Linux in EU antitrust complaint

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arstechnica.com: A Spanish group that represents open source software users has accused Microsoft of using an "obstruction mechanism" to prevent buyers of Windows 8 computers from installing Linux-based operating systems.

Also: Ultimate PC security requires UEFI

Swapping Windows 8 for Linux Mint, openSuSE and Fedora on my new netbook

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zdnet.com: I've just bought a new Aspire One 725 Acer sub-notebook/netbook - here's my take and my adventures loading it with three different flavours of Linux.

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