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Microsoft is cheaper than Apple but it is hard to beat Linux

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linux-foundation.org/jzemlin: The Wall St. Journal reported today that, “For months, Microsoft has jabbed at Apple with an, at times, baffling advertising campaign for Windows PCs. Now Microsoft may finally land a solid blow against its rival [with its new campaign].”

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.30 is under way

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h-online.com: Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.29 last Tuesday, the kernel subsystem developers began to prepare the first changes to be merged into the main development branch for Linux 2.6.30.

Desktop Linux: I'm Here for the Apps

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blogs.eweek: The best and the worst attributes of Linux as a desktop operating system involve acquiring and maintaining software applications.

The state of Linux - Is it ready for the "average" user?

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blogs.zdnet.com: The other day I realized that it had been a long time since I’d talked about Linux as a whole as opposed to looking at specific distros. I can see that a lot has changed.

Microsoft worried by Linux cloud

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tech.blorge.com: Microsoft has opposed an industry-wide plan to promote interoperability in cloud computing claiming, officially it’s because the firm believes the plan is unnecessarily secretive. But there are allegations Microsoft feels threatened by the plan boosting Linux-based systems.

Portraits of Linux

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linuxfoundation.org/blog: I was wandering through the mall the other day with my youngest, we happened to stumble across this:

Linux and UNIX Document publishing using XML

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Create, format, and publish documents on Linux and UNIX using XML standards and open source tools

The case for a secondary motherboard OS

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techreport.com: It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. Yet Linux continues to pop up in new places, one of which should be of great interest to enthusiasts.

Help people without broadband around the world

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dedoimedo.com: He raised a very valid point: Linux was easy and multimedia on Linux was easy - but only for people with solid Internet connection. Let's help people without broadband enjoy Linux.

Also: Free Linux DVDs for schools and unis

Linux - a changed environment

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brajeshwar.com: The future of Linux can be predicted based on the fact that it stands to provide its users the features they looking for, be it Wi-Fi compatibility, games, intuitive UI, et al.

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