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On Open Source and Academic Productivity...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Yesterday, I finished the analysis of a survey I passed for one of my courses. I used tables, pie graphs, bar graphs, and many of those features people love to see when data analysis is presented. Oh...I also used Open Office to build the whole thing.

Why do people accept faulty operating systems?

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toolbox.com/blog: Yet, when it comes to computers. These same people who throw a raving screaming tantrum when a button on their new DVD player is loose will accept a computer with a faulty operating system.

Tales from a Windows-free life

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blog.pizslacker.org: I completely stopped using Windows around 2002, and I've really enjoyed it, very, very much Smile No More Windows For Me!

Windows 7 is still slower

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I've run this comparison before, Windows v Linux boot times. The deciding factor is: how long does it take to boot, login, get a desktop, launch Firefox, and view my first web page (www.google.com)? And every time, Windows boots slower than Linux:

Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing

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  • Microsoft trashing OpenOffice is a good thing
  • Does OpenOffice Really Threaten Microsoft Office?
  • OpenOffice.org’s New War | LAS | s14e02

Should Microsoft rollover and play dead to OpenOffice?

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networkworld.com: OK all of you Microsoft haters, take your bloomers back down from being twisted around your necks. Microsoft put out a YouTube bashing a competitor and everyone is yelling that Microsoft went back on their word and they hate Open Source after all. Is Microsoft not allowed to compete against open source alternatives?

I Want a Computer but I don't Want Windows...

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: This is a nice phrase to startle computer sellers in most stores. Why is it that most computers come with Windows preloaded? To satisfy the users?? I guess.

Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org

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  • Microsoft running scared from OpenOffice.org
  • Microsoft slags off Open Office
  • OOo's put the willies up Microsoft
  • Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org

Microsoft launches attack on OpenOffice

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zdnet.com/blog: Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.

The Sheer Hypocrisy of Redmond's Stab at Internet Health

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linuxinsider.com: "Forcing every device to issue a 'health certificate' before being allowed to connect anywhere will restrict the OS market to corporate-backed players only," explained Montreal consultant Gerhard Mack. "No more Linux, *BSD or any experimental OS because they won't be able to generate the certificate."

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