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Control Issues: Why Apple Doesn’t Want You to Use Linux

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chicagocarless.com: Boy, what a tempest I discovered when I posted last week about my disillusionment with Apple Computer and my ongoing migration from OS X to the new and well-reviewed Windows 7. This week I’ve been taking a closer look at Linux.

Comparing windows and Linux installations

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toolbox.com/blogs: I have this computer. It came with windows xp pre-installed. I formatted it and installed CentOS Linux for some tests. The computer was then needed for an employee so we put windows xp back on. This is a step by step comparison of installation of the two operating systems on the exact same hardware.

Microsoft Patents Sudo?!!

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groklaw.net: Lordy, lordy, lordy. They have no shame. It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it.

Is Microsoft Experimenting With the Open Source Model?

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itnewstoday.com: Microsoft is the largest software company in the world, a point to which I think just about everyone will agree. They have used a closed source model for their entire existence, but their recent actions make me wonder if they are experimenting with the idea of becoming at least somewhat open source.

Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

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slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Could Microsoft switch to Linux?

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blogs.computerworld.com: You'd expect, as my friend Preston Gralla did, that when someone says "proprietary software is eventually going to be doomed," and that Microsoft's future might best be served in releasing its own version of Linux, that he'd be a Linux fan. Wrong: this prophet of Windows doom and gloom was Keith Curtis, a former Microsoft Research staffer. Could he be right?

Windows 7 Versus Linux

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oneclicklinux.com: . I went to a Win7 party, the host agreed to install copies of Win7, Fedora, openSUSE, and OSX. And yes, they were impressed by how fast and how many programs that were ready to run, but because it didn't run Photoshop - they were willing to pay the $320 for Windows.

Also: More Reasons Why Linux Misses The Desktop

Microsoft Recommits $100K Apache Contribution at ApacheCon 2009

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eweek.com: Microsoft has upped its ante with the open source community by re-committing its pledge to deliver $100,000 to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) over the next couple of years.

A visit to Microsoft's first store

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blogs.zdnet.com: Leaving the high desert mountains behind for a day I went Scottsdale’s Fashion Square mall, where the world’s first Microsoft no, make that Windows store opened.

Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 boot speed comparison

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tuxradar.com: Hot on the heals of the final release of the Karmic Koala, we've put together a video montage of 64-bit versions of Microsoft's Vista and Windows 7 operating systems booting alongside Canonical's Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10. Watch all four at once and see which one wins!

Also: TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 20

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PC-BSD Becomes TrueOS, FreeBSD 11.0 Reaches RC2

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