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Windows 8: The desktop review

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extremetech.com: Windows 8 is the most significant operating system update Microsoft has launched since Windows 95, and the first one designed to run on such a wide range of devices.

Also: GNUs trick-or-treat at Windows 8 launch

Dear Microsoft, Thanks for Windows 8! Love Linux

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internetnews.com: Microsoft has a big launch event today in New York City for Windows 8. Surprisingly I got invited, but no I won't be there. Linux users like myself however really should thank Microsoft.

Windows 8 vs Ubuntu: battle of the operating systems

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: We pit Windows 8 against Ubuntu to see which OS comes out top dog

Linux Foundation offers workaround for secure boot

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itwire.com: Fifteen days from today, Windows 8 will go on sale; only hardware that is certified to work with this system will be able to boot it, with signed keys being used to determine whether a genuine system is being booted.

A Linux user switches to DOS

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networkworld.com: An experiment to see how different "outdated" technology really is from the shiny new tools widely in use today.

Linux and Windows: Peaceful Coexistence

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linuxinsider.com: One of the stumbling blocks in migrating to the Linux desktop is the mistaken view that you can't take it with you. Your data must remain captive to the Microsoft operating system. Not true at all.

'A Week with Windows 8' and Other Tales of Linuxy Virtue

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linuxinsider.com: Few would deny that the Seven Heavenly Virtues are all characteristics worth striving for, but lately the Linux blogosphere has afforded more than a few shining examples. Linux Girl would like to highlight two of them.

Five things Desktop Linux has to do to beat Windows 8

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zdnet.com: Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity?

Microsoft is pushing users and vendors to Macs and Linux

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zdnet.com: What is Microsoft thinking? First, the company decided that it was going to compete with its own partners of decades in the growing tablet market with its Surface tablet. Then, it decided that it's going to force feed Windows 8 users its “Metro” interface. Can they really be surprised when their partners and customers start to turn their back on them?

Will Windows 8 really push more people towards Linux?

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linuxinstall.net: I am sitting here getting my car worked on this morning so I figured I would actually write about something I have been reading more and more about lately. The fact that Windows 8 is so horrible with its new "Metro" interface, that people are going to start flocking to Linux in huge droves.

Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors'

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  • Red Hat and Canonical 'traitors' to open source for working with Microsoft
  • Installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs: No easy answers
  • Red Hat, Canonical accused of being traitors to the open sauce cause

Windows 8 "catastrophe" driving Valve to embrace Linux

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Gaming

arstechnica.com: Valve head—and one-time Microsoft employee—Gabe Newell has branded Windows 8 "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space" at videogame conference Casual Connect in Seattle.

Microsoft inks patent deal with service provider using Linux servers

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zdnet.com: Microsoft's latest patent licensing deal isn't like its recent Android/Chrome OS arrangements. It is with a service provider running Linux boxes in its own datacenters.

Microsoft's Bad Quarter and 'Lost Decade'

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linuxinsider.com: After years of being viewed by many as an unconquerable leader in the world of desktop software, Microsoft's armor is apparently beginning to chip.

Microsoft code contains the phrase 'big boobs' ... Yes, really

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networkworld.com: Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark -- "big boobs" -- into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft's HyperV virtualization product.

Microsoft, Linux and the big boobs obsession

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itwire.com: Geeks are known to be obsessive about things. At times that tendency can go overboard, resulting in them looking rather silly and foolish. A classic case came to light a few days ago.

Linux developers working on Windows UEFI secure boot problem

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zdnet.com: With Windows 8 PCs with UEFI secure boot locks on their way, Linux developers are working on addressing its problems.

Windows 8's downfall still doesn't give Linux a chance

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zdnet.com: As much as I’d like to see Linux rise from the depths of obscurity to give Microsoft and its Windows platform a serious run for its money, it’s just not going to happen — at least not any time soon.

Dear Microsoft: fsf.org is not a "gambling site"

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Web

fsf.org: If Microsoft's "reputation" database can't tell the difference between a gambling site and an independently audited registered nonprofit public-interest charity founded almost 30 years ago, it is certainly doing you and your business more harm than good.

Microsoft supports Linux desktop

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zdnet.com: When Microsoft released Skype for Linux, it finally started supporting Linux desktop applications. Can Office for Linux be next!!?

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