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Microsoft's IE loses more share, slides to new low

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computerworld.com: Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE) again lost market share last month, although at a slower rate than the previous two-month stretch, but still ended at a new low of 67.6%.

How Vista's total failure hurt Linux

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blogs.computerworld.com: Once I got a good look at Vista, I knew desktop Linux was in for good times. What I hadn't expected though was that Vista would be such an absolute sales flop that Microsoft would actually reverse course and bring back XP.

What do KDE 4.2 and Windows 7 have in common?

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blogs.computerworld: I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it.

Microsoft Deserves Some Credit for Reaching Out to Moonlight

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linuxloop.com: Whatever you might want to say about Microsoft calling Silverlight “crossplatform” and not making a version for Linux, you have to give them credit for what they did leading up to Obama’s inauguraiton.

"In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity"

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linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry: Today's surprising news of 5,000 Microsoft jobs cut might be good news or bad for Linux, depending on how you look at it. As a Linux advocate, it's very easy to sit here and start spouting off that this is what Microsoft deserves, after running big and bloated for so long.

Ubuntu's Shuttleworth praises Windows 7, welcomes fight

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Interviews
Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: Speaking with The Reg, the founder of popular Linux distro Ubuntu and chief executive of Canonical called Windows 7 a great operating system.

The facts behind Microsoft's anti-Linux 'Get the Facts' campaign

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Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Back in 2002, Jim Allchin was co-president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division and was, in his own words, "scared" of the momentum behind Linux, as noted in an email [PDF] sent to several of his direct reports.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Windows 7 Edition

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junauza.com: Windows 7, the much-hyped upcoming version of Windows operating system is now in Beta. And though it’s kind of promising based on reading some of the positive reviews, I know you all love seeing the infamous Blue Screen of Death.

What’s New In Windows 7?

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Microsoft

workswithu.com: Many of the new features planned for the next release of Windows, however, seem more like catch-up than innovation. In particular, here’s a list of features new to Windows that have been around in the Linux world for more than a little while

Windows 7, A Linux User's Perspective

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linuxjournal.com: It’s no secret that I’m a Linux fan. I love it. I use it. I tell of its goodness far and wide. It’s also true, however, that I administer and use a variety of operating systems throughout any given day. This week, I tried out Windows 7 Beta.

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