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Can Linux do BitLocker better than Windows 7?

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betanews.com: Our subject today is full-disk encryption, that useful security tool that keeps data on your hard drive safe even if the drive itself is in peril. We'll compare the Windows approach to the problem with that of a leading Linux contender.

Why do you Like Microsoft?

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doctormo.wordpress: I have no interest in dealing with Microsoft, no partnerships, no trust, no respect, their name is dirt to me and socially they are a pariah. Not because of some fundamentalism or because I have an unwarranted grudge; But because they do harm to my communities.

"Windows 7 is the same as Ubuntu"

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Their underlying architectures are quite a bit different, Gnome looks different than the 7 UI, etc., but to an average 17-year-old, there just wasn’t any meaningful difference between the two operating systems.

Is microsoft setting itself up for another antitrust case?

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toolbox.com/blogs: Those of us who remember the word Netscape will also remember the browser wars. Then microsoft spliced internet explorer into its operating system and set itself up for one of the most publicised antitrust cases of this century.

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook?

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Microsoft

maximumpc.com: That shiny new netbook is light and portable, plays music and movies, and cost less than an iPhone (with service). Problem is: you might be ready to chuck it off a bridge. The answer to the netbook dilemma is: find an alternative operating system.

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

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blogs.computerworld: Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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Ubuntu

profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

Will Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Stand Up Against Windows 7

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Ubuntu

how2ubun2.blogspot: Karmic Koala is scheduled to be released on October this year, while its rival Windows 7 is going to kick start at the end of the year. Both releases offer impressive features, but will Ubuntu 9.10 stand up against Windows 7.

Death knell heard for Microsoft and really all proprietary efforts

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OSS

geek.com: Open source is headed our way in force. That’s the message coming out of every major manufacturing company today. No longer are companies willing to pay the price by catering to Microsoft and its proprietary architectures and related policies and procedures.

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

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  • Microsoft to sell Windows 7 for $50

  • Microsoft to cut prices on Windows 7
  • More on the Windows 7 upgrade program
  • no Windows 7 E upgrade for Europe?
  • A browser-free Windows 7
  • Windows 7 for Netbooks priced
  • Microsoft and FOSS: uneasy bedfellows
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