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Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

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phoronix.com: As I alluded to recently, the second round of Windows 7 vs. Linux benchmarks -- with the first round consisting of Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04 and Mac OS X vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu benchmarks. In this article we are mainly looking at the workstation.

Users are sticking to Windows XP

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theinquirer.net: Even after dumping support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Vole is still finding it hard to get people to move off Windows XP and onto Windows 7.

Device support in Windows vs. Linux

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Hardware
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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: One of the highly debated subjects with Windows and Linux is with device support. The two have different methods of how drivers are created and implemented into the operating system.

Microsoft should starve on radical penguin diet

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theregister.co.uk: When the mouthpiece of American capitalism calls a company a dog, it's time to re-evaluate that company's chances.

Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux

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pcworld.com: A happy customer might tell someone. An unhappy customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before taking a dose of reality might make you a very unhappy customer. Linux isn't for everyone-yet.

Linux is dough, windows is glass.

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toolbox.com/blogs: The thing with operating systems, any operating system, is that they have logic errors. In other words they have bugs. The most important thing is how does the operating system handle this crash.

Washing the windows myths. Program installation.

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it.toolbox.com: I would have thought that this issue had been dead and buried however, unfortunately there are still those out there who believe that installing software is easier under windows than under Linux. Let me tell you right now, it is not!

Do the math: 175 million copies of Windows 7 isn't that impressive

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infoworld.com: Last week Microsoft reported amazing results for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. Where's the beef? That's what I want to know.

Ten Reason to Ignore Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux

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blogbeebe.blogspot: There is a tradition amongst the hard-core Linux aficionados to extol Linux's various virtues as a list of 10 or more reasons to substitute (as in "dump") an existing Windows installation with Linux. One very recent list caught my eye over the weekend, published by no less an august publication than PCWorld. Let's consider all ten points.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

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