Mary, the daughter of a friend is in college: her Windows XP laptop constantly reboots and, we suspect, has a bad hard drive. The system will boot a live CD (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Desktop), and data on the hard drive can be read. During boot, the live CD identifies disk errors and tries unsuccessfully to repair them.
eweekeurope.co.uk: A blog posting has inadvertently revealed that Windows 8 is already being developed and will be "something completely different from what folks usually expect of Windows"
zdnet.co.uk/blog: The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux.
- The Windows 7 honeymoon is over
- How Microsoft uses open source to fight open source
- From Windows to Linux: a sound decision
linuxlock.blogspot: Look...let's face this together. Dating can suck. Throw your use/obsession of Linux into the mix and what do you get?
itworld.com: Though most of the machines at home are currently Linux driven, there are a couple of Windows machines in the house that are used by my children for Software they Cannot Live Without. Being a tolerant Dad you have to know when to pick your battles.
toolbox.com/blogs: Going through my Saturday morning news articles I came across a title guaranteed to catch my eye. It is an article on Yahoo news titled "Microsoft to Drop Linux, Unix Versions of Enterprise Search". Naturally I had to read this article.
earthweb.com: For a new version of Microsoft's operating system that just began shipping to consumers just a few months ago, Microsoft Windows 7 is doing quite well, according to new figures release by Web analytics firm Net Applications.
ghabuntu.com: Taking a look at the recent Microsoft financial result for Q2 ending 31 Dec 2009, one thing that stands out is the fact that Windows is still the major cash cow for MS. It is in this light that I believe the following five things are likely to give MS execs sleepless nights in 2010 and beyond.
theregister.co.uk: The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year.