Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish


Windows 7 RC1 Review

Filed under
Microsoft I’ve been working with the Windows 7 RC1 (release candidate 1) for about a week and a half now. Barring unforeseen bugs, I doubt at this point that Microsoft is more than four months away from the release of Windows 7.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

Filed under
OSS Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Windows 7 leaves netbook market open for Linux

Filed under
Microsoft Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 7 will leave much of the burgeoning netbook market open for Linux because of its relatively large footprint.

Microsoft sends mixed patent message

Filed under
Microsoft In the wake of the Open Invention Network challenge to Microsoft’s patents related to Linux, the company’s good cop-bad cop routine has gone into overdrive.

Time is ripe for Microsoft to buy Novell

Filed under
SUSE This week was a historic one for Microsoft with the firm reporting its biggest drop in both quarterly profits and revenue in its 23-year history as a public entity.

We Put the "No" In Innovation!

Filed under
Microsoft A general rule of marketing is "The more noise they make, the less they have to crow about." Who makes the most noise about "innovation"? I bet you can guess....

Windows 7 and the Linux lesson

Filed under
Microsoft You may love Linux or hate it, but when a distribution is complete, there's very little hesitation by commercial operators when it comes to getting the completed operating system out there.

The year of the fall of the Windows desktop

Filed under

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: This is the type of nonsense people try to drum up readers for an article with. Just to get folks riled up. "The Year of..." is ridiculous in general. It's also very relative.

Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks

Filed under
  • Are netbooks really junky?

  • Why Linux Will Crush Windows 7 on Netbooks
  • Netbooks: a Linux appliance opportunity
  • Sign of the times: Microsoft sales drop?
Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KDE

  • digiKam Recipes 4.9.7 Released
    A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your perusal. This version features the new Use Exposure Indicators recipe along with the updated Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam recipe. Astute readers will also notice the new cover. That's all there is to it this time around.
  • Marble Maps forking for SailfishOS
    Marble, the swiss army knife for maps and globes, developed in the KDE community, this year has got an app variant added that is concentrating on maps and that is designed for today’s typical mobile devices with touch UI, called Marble Maps. It currently is in Beta state. Read “Announcing Marble Maps for Android Open Beta” for more info.
  • Plasma 5.5 Release Party in Heidelberg
  • A clockwork carrot
    This weekend I had the opportunity to travel to the yearly LiMux sprint to spend some time with my fellow kubuntu devs and talk about the potential issues we’re facing with the CI system and improving the Debian CI system to be more robust. [...] As usual, the LiMux folks are a great bunch to hang out with, and I happened to notice something on the wall of their office while lunching with them. It was a clock. Not just a regular clock though, a timey wimey clock. I’ll let a picture do more of the talking here :
  • Game Art Quest Kickstarter!
  • Krita 2.9 Animation Edition beta
  • Krita 2.9 Animation Edition Beta released!
  • Interview with Christopher Stewart

Latest on Raspberry Pi Zero

Denmark’s Second Largest City, Aarhus, Dropping Microsoft's Products for Open Source

Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, and the administration is preparing for the use of open IT standards in an effort to rid itself of the grip of proprietary software. There is a movement going on across the European Union, and authorities are starting to notice that open source software is a real option and that it needs to be considered for the future, especially since it can also bring substantially lower costs. Read more

Btrfs RAID Benchmarks With The Linux 4.4 Kernel On Samsung 850 SSDs

The latest Linux disk testing fun at Phoronix has been stressing two Samsung 850 EVO solid-state drives on the Linux 4.4 kernel when using the native RAID capabilities built into the Btrfs file-system. Read more