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Ten Reason to Ignore Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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blogbeebe.blogspot: There is a tradition amongst the hard-core Linux aficionados to extol Linux's various virtues as a list of 10 or more reasons to substitute (as in "dump") an existing Windows installation with Linux. One very recent list caught my eye over the weekend, published by no less an august publication than PCWorld. Let's consider all ten points.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Microsoft has a strange open source turn

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theinquirer.net: OPEN SOURCE seems to be getting some flippancy from software giant Microsoft and the organisation's attitude is not too welcome in some quarters.

What To Expect From Windows 8

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katonda.com: Microsoft is reportedly working on the next version of Windows -- dubbed as Windows 8. Will that mean more hardware woes and vendor locked features. No one knows if your current machine will run on Windows 8 or not.

Things I can do before Windows Boots

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thelinuxblog.com: I guess I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to use Linux at work. The kicker is, I need Windows to do part of my work so I have two machines. After a recent power outage, I needed to boot both machines this morning. So, I thought I’d document what I did before Windows booted.

What Did Microsoft Know About SCO's Plans and When Did It Know It?

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groklaw.net: When did Microsoft know about SCO's plan to attack Linux, and when did it know it? And was it a force behind it? We've long wondered. Certainly there have been indications that it was.

Windows SEVENNNNNN

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distrocheck.wordpress: So i’ve been using Windows 7 for a couple of months now, I was forced to do so for certain software. I have developed a wow/crap relationship with it.

Microsoft Cites Success of Novell Linux Interop Deal

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redmondmag.com: Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday, saying that more than 500 customers have signed up since the program began more than three years ago.

What does Microsoft think of open source?

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computerweekly.com/blogs: It's easy to forget that Microsoft is a software company. Given our near ubiquitous exposure to the Windows operating system (OS), many people don't think of an OS as software in quite the same way as an application - or "app" as it is increasingly becoming known. Of course Microsoft is a software company. What does Microsoft think of open source?

Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

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