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Top 10 Runlevels for Windows 8

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Humor

fossforce.com: You heard the news, we’re sure, that Ballmer & Company unveiled a preview of Windows 8 this week. We FOSS types couldn’t help but notice that the upcoming Windows operating system mimics the penguin.

UEFI secure booting (No Linux for You)

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Linux
Microsoft

mjg59.dreamwidth.org: The UEFI secure boot protocol is part of recent UEFI specification releases. It permits one or more signing keys to be installed into a system firmware. Once enabled, secure boot prevents executables or drivers from being loaded unless they're signed by one of these keys.

The Model For Windows 8 Is Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

seekingalpha.com: I have made an important conceptual mistake in my recent coverage of Microsoft (MSFT) and its Windows 8 launch.

Also: Microsoft signs Linux patent-protection deal with Casio

Does Windows 8 Pose a Threat to Linux?

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it was a difficult week for those of us here in the Linux blogosphere last week, what with all the din emanating from the Windows territories to the south.

Windows' Blue Screen of Death: A History

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pcmag.com: You're familiar with the Blue Screen of Death, yes? If you've used Windows, there's good chance you've encountered this worrisome image.

Hands-on with Windows 8:

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  • Windows 8 hands-on slideshow
  • Hands-on with Windows 8: it's good stuff on the PC, too
  • The Two Worlds of Windows 8
  • Hands on: Windows 8 review
  • 5 Reasons Why Windows Users Should Definitely Avoid Linux
  • Lets face it, windows programmers are smart

Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

makeuseof.com: “Windows is better, you Mac people are morons” or ”Mac OS X is the single greatest operating system in history, and you’re stupid for thinking otherwise” or ”shut up, all of you, and install Linux. Now“.

Big Brother Still Thinks He Knows Best

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Linux
Microsoft

mrpogson.com: M$ has had lots of push-back on “the ribbon” in their office suite. And the trolls here think migrating to GNU/Linux will involve “retraining”!!!

Windows XP turns 10

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computerworlduk.com: Windows XP quietly turned 10 years old this week, a milestone for the still-popular operating system that powers nearly half the world's PCs.

Has Microsoft's Patent Deal with Novell Hurt Red Hat?

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Microsoft
SUSE

datamation.com: In November of 2006, Microsoft entered into a patent covenant and interoperability deal with Novell. In 2011, Microsoft has renewed and extended that deal to SUSE Linux, which was spun off from Novell as part of Attachmate's $2.2 billion acquisition of the company.

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