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Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

Apple has gone too far

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  • Apple has gone too far
  • Apple faces an anti-trust suit. Is there an app for that?
  • Will Apple put its lawyers behind the open codec patent attack?
  • It's Apple and Microsoft versus Google and Mozilla in a tag team match for the video codec in HTML5

Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?

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  • Apple: Worse for open source than Microsoft?
  • Stop Fighting Apple

Some sobering second opinions on iPad hipsteria.

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The release of yet another crippled Internet appliance by Apple, Inc. ordinarily wouldn’t be worthy of mention on these hallowed pages — but there’s been such a deluge of hipsteria about it over the weekend that I wanted to make sure that you caught the important stuff.

So let’s get to it!

Mac OS X 10.6.2 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Performance

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phoronix.com: We have published an extensive set of tests comparing the performance of Mac OS X 10.6.2 against a development build of Ubuntu 10.04. This is our first time exploring how Canonical's Lucid Lynx can compete with Apple's Snow Leopard.

Heroes and Villains of Tech

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Sci/Tech

pcworld.com: Here's a look at standout good guys and bad guys -- from passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility to money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted.

Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent

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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.

iPad is iBad for freedom

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  • iPad is iBad for freedom
  • Free Software Campaigners Disrupt iPad Launch
  • Protestors: iPad is nothing more than a golden calf of DRM

Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

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blogs.computerworld: We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.

How much is that software in the Windows?

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dwasifar.com: Recently I’ve been trading geekery with a gent in Pennsylvania who bought a copy of OS X Server to run on his Mac Mini. I was curious about this server software, so I looked into it. Three hundred fifty bucks. Three. Hundred. Fifty. Dollars.

Dell Has Everything To Beat Apple

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katonda.com/blog: There are two possibilities, either you create a door for yourself, or if you see a door, then just open it and walk in. We will talk about the door thing later, first tell me: what do you use for your computing?

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.

Linux to Mac and back again

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openlogic.com/blogs: In March of this year I switched to OSX, running on a shiny new 17” MacBook Pro. I wrote about it here. I prepared myself for the change, and I was committed to giving it a fair shot for my computing time.

Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7

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  • Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7
  • Windows 7 is 'Restrictive' for Netbooks, Claims Linux Rival
  • Review: Ubuntu 9.10 v Windows 7
  • Ubuntu's Future Shouldn't Be This Unpredictable
  • Surprise! It's Already Started

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch

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appleinsider.com: Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.

Now, Microsoft Indoctrinates Best Buy against Macs

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maximumpc.com: A couple of days after an anonymous forum poster exposed Microsoft’s surreptitious anti-Linux training material for Best Buy employees, it has now become apparent that Redmond is providing them with anti-Mac training material as well.

Also:

  • Is Microsoft stalling on its GPL Linux drivers?
  • Microsoft software licensing: A nightmare
  • Cowboys Stadium: Windows did not shut down succesfully
  • Sara Ford – the Microsoft open source leader who gives and gives

4 reasons why Apple is not criticized by Linux / Open Source proponents

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sinaisix.blogspot: Free Software Movement launched the Windows7sins site. This was just days before Apple released its Snow Leopard OS, prompting a lot of criticisms from some corners of the blogosphere that the FSF is giving Apple a free ride. I simply disagree.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

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junauza.com: Over a short period of time, three major operating system releases will take place. For all of you, I'm going to highlight the main features of Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows 7.

Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

Apple and Linux share the same design philosophy

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jaanuskase.com: I know. It sounds crazy. But hear me out. They are antithetical not because of the philosophy, but simply because the nature of the products that they make. Linux makes “backend” stuff, while Apple makes “user-facing”/”frontend” stuff. So, they do not compete. And their philosophy is similar.

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