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Open Source Windows

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blogs.eweek.com: In my previous post, I wrote about how Microsoft's stance toward open-source software has evolved. Obviously, Microsoft isn't getting knocked off its perch any time soon. However, there's no question that Microsoft faces some very real challenges to its platform throne.

Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

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  • Why Windows 7 will crush Linux

  • Should We Trash Windows Vista – or BadVista?
  • Techiemoe tries Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1
  • Extend the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days
  • Adding Windows 7 to Linux Multiboot

Windows 7 as “Linux killer”? How times have changed!

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blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft makes for an unlikely David, and Linux an even unlikelier Goliath — but here we are. A few years ago, Linux was positioned as the “Windows killer.” Now Windows 7 is being positioned as the Linux killer.

Break the reboot cycle. Use Linux.

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toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: You may have noticed that I have been quiet for the last couple of days. The reason is I have been working on a windows computer, trying to fix it. Reformatting and reloading was an option but the pain and time taken to reconfigure the thing was prohibitive.

apple & ms

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Windows 7 Beta Review

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theunixgeek.blogspot: So, I went onto MSDN, downloaded my copy of Windows 7 Beta (build 7000), and here are a few notes of what I think of the new version of Windows, specifically my overall impression of it.

BadVista: We hardly knew ye

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fsf.org: "The fact that Microsoft has repeatedly extended XP cutoff deadlines and is releasing a public beta of Windows 7 today is proof of Vista's failure"

Is Microsoft Planning Its First-Ever Layoffs?

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internetnews.com: With the economy in the tank and other major firms planning massive cutbacks, rumors have been swirling for several weeks that Microsoft plans big layoffs of its own to be announced on or about Jan. 15.

Windows 7: What does ‘feature complete’ mean?

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Mary Jo Foley: Now that Beta 1 — which the Windows team built on December 12, 2008 — has started leaking on torrents and is poised to make its public debut at the Consumer Electronics show, it’s time to revisit that “feature-complete” promise.

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