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Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

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slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Could Microsoft switch to Linux?

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blogs.computerworld.com: You'd expect, as my friend Preston Gralla did, that when someone says "proprietary software is eventually going to be doomed," and that Microsoft's future might best be served in releasing its own version of Linux, that he'd be a Linux fan. Wrong: this prophet of Windows doom and gloom was Keith Curtis, a former Microsoft Research staffer. Could he be right?

Windows 7 Versus Linux

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oneclicklinux.com: . I went to a Win7 party, the host agreed to install copies of Win7, Fedora, openSUSE, and OSX. And yes, they were impressed by how fast and how many programs that were ready to run, but because it didn't run Photoshop - they were willing to pay the $320 for Windows.

Also: More Reasons Why Linux Misses The Desktop

Microsoft Recommits $100K Apache Contribution at ApacheCon 2009

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eweek.com: Microsoft has upped its ante with the open source community by re-committing its pledge to deliver $100,000 to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) over the next couple of years.

A visit to Microsoft's first store

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blogs.zdnet.com: Leaving the high desert mountains behind for a day I went Scottsdale’s Fashion Square mall, where the world’s first Microsoft no, make that Windows store opened.

Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 boot speed comparison

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tuxradar.com: Hot on the heals of the final release of the Karmic Koala, we've put together a video montage of 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Vista and Windows 7 operating systems booting alongside Canonical's Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10. Watch all four at once and see which one wins!

Also: TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 20

Open source advocate calls for Microsoft version of Linux

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news.idg.no: Keith Curtis, author of the book After the Software Wars, says just that. But he goes further. He thinks Microsoft and its customers would be better off if the company ditched Windows and instead built its own version of the Linux operating system.

It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat

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  • It's On! Ubuntu and Microsoft Going to the Mat
  • 10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Overview
  • Ubuntu is still rubbish
  • What's new in ubuntu 9.10
  • Inside a Windows 7 house party

Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7

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  • Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7
  • Windows 7 is 'Restrictive' for Netbooks, Claims Linux Rival
  • Review: Ubuntu 9.10 v Windows 7
  • Ubuntu's Future Shouldn't Be This Unpredictable
  • Surprise! It's Already Started

Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War

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  • Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War
  • Will the real "new" features in Windows 7 please stand up
  • Windows 7: The First Blue Screen
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 6
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