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Usability Fedora vs Windows

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blog.delouw.ch: I’m writing this post sitting in a train, connected to the internet via UMTS. The device is a Huawai E220 HSDPA modem connected via USB. Guess who is the winner?

Moving Desktop Windows users to Linux

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linuxmadeasy.blogspot: I manage our computer systems at work and never tried to convert user Pc's to Linux, instead sometimes I showed them some of the nice stuff and played with them when their windows system crashed, or simply because network printers stopped working.

Who owns what in the Novell deal

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  • Who owns what in the Novell deal
  • Novell Saying Little About Post-Attachmate ZENworks Plans
  • Understanding the Novell Deal (and when we'll learn more)

Will Microsoft Go After Linux, Again?

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pcmag.com: Microsoft just purchased 882 patents from Novell, and I think that amongst this treasure trove is something Microsoft wants to use against Linux.

What's in the 882 patents Microsoft bought

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  • What's in the 882 patents Microsoft bought
  • Microsoft purchasing 882 Novell patents
  • Microsoft patent move may be defensive
  • Is Novell's Linux business still up for sale?

The End of the Penguin is Not Nigh

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itworld.com We don't know for absolute sure that somewhere in the $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell by Attachmate and the “concurrent sale of certain intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings LLC, a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft Corporation, for $450 million in cash” that those unidentified IP holding were, in fact, Novell's ownership of UNIX.

Also: Today's Novell Deal Helps Microsoft Continue Linux Fight

A Class-Action Lawsuit In the Making: No Windows 7 Refund

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acrossad.org: I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L675 laptop from Best Buy with the explicit intention of installing the 64-bit Fedora 14 GNU/Linux operating system on it. I talked to the resident "Geek Squad" guy and told him that I had absolutely no intention or desire to EVER run Windows 7 on the laptop. I believe that there is a strong case to be made that the inability to receive a refund.

Could the Windows Comparison Game Hurt Linux?

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linuxinsider.com: "Ah yes, the old old, OLD story," said Hyperlogos blogger Martin Espinoza. "This argument has only been going on since Linux has been suitable for real work and will probably keep going so long as people are paying for both of them. It matters if you're trying to sell Linux in a world dominated by Microsoft. Otherwise, not so much."

Embarrassed to recommend Microsoft

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A few times in the past I've been caught recommending Microsoft products, only to have it come back and bite me when things don't work properly.

Microsoft approves an open source application

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  • Microsoft approves an open source application
  • How To Easily Install Microsoft Office 2007 On Linux
  • Did Internet Explorer 9 Cheat In The SunSpider Bechmark?
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