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Debunking the 1% Myth

http://broadcast.oreilly.com

It seems like almost every day someone in the tech press or someone commenting in a technical forum will claim that Linux adoption on the desktop (including laptops) is insignificant. The number that is thrown around is 1%.

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Created by andrejzh 4 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 9 weeks ago
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Myths Surrounding PCLinuxOS 2010

http://pclinuxos2007.blogspot.com

I had some good times with the Red Hat. Then the KDE side of the world looked more appealing, and I had some off-and-on relationship with Mandrake (Mandriva) and Mepis. It was PCLinuxOS who finally won my heart. It feels home.

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Created by webspider 4 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 15 weeks ago
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Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

http://it.toolbox.com

Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

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Created by stevenkirkby 4 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 24 weeks ago
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Washing the windows myths. Device support.

http://it.toolbox.com

There is a common mantra which windows advocates like to chant. The mantra goes like this, windows has better device support. This is simply a myth.

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Created by peterk 4 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Enough with this "FreeSoftware is communist" myth! Please!

http://stop.zona-m.net

No, really. As trollish and dumb as they may seem, you still get such reactions. And the problem is that they may damage Free Software more now than ten years ago, when almost nobody knew what Free Software is anyway, so here are a few recent facts.

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Android Mythbusters (Matt Porter)

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

[Matt Porter's] presentation explains in detail why Android is not what most people refer to when they say Linux. What most people mean when they say Linux is the GNU/Linux system with it's standard userspace tools, not only the kernel.

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Created by TMNGoat 5 years 1 week ago – Made popular 5 years 1 week ago
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Taking Microsoft to Task Over IE8 ‘Myths’

http://www.webmonkey.com

"Microsoft recently launched a campaign promoting its Internet Explorer 8 browser, making some bold claims about IE8’s capabilities." This article shows the browser comparison chart MS has created but with lots of changes added in red. Humorous!

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Created by Jimbob 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 19 weeks ago
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15 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Richard Stallman

http://www.junauza.com

You may have read our collection of mythical and humorous facts about Linus Torvalds. This time around, we will give tribute to another living legend by the name of Richard M. Stallman. Since this free software evangelist has tons of loyal fans, it didn't take long for me to gather some of the whimsical facts that are being said about him. Here are some of my favorites...

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Created by arslinuxum 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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Anti-Linux Perspectives and How to Deal

http://www.everyjoe.com

Whether you are Linux newbie or a veteran, you have a perception of Linux and why you find it easy or difficult to use it, right? Trying to advocate Linux to others would take some knowledge about Linux. This is especially true for those who want to advocate it to their work place.

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Created by kandykorn 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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Myth Busting: GNU/Linux Takes So Long to Install and Set Up

http://boycottnovell.com

Fastest Red Hat Enterprise 5 installation ever (under 10 minutes)

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Created by komrad 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Don't fall for the monoculture myth

http://www.infoworld.com

The idea that there's more security in using less popular software is not only false, but a smokescreen to solving the real security issues

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Created by Gorossian 5 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 28 weeks ago
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Busting 4 Myths About Open Source

http://www.acqal.com

The second thing that angered me last week was on the topic of open source myths. It began when I received my copy of the May, 2009, issue of Website Magazine. This is the ONLY free industry publication that I actually read and I thought it was a pretty good until this week.

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Created by Noog 5 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 30 weeks ago
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Linux Desktop Hardware Myths Explored

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.

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Created by john.brubrick 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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Understanding what it is to be open source.

http://blog.hydrasystemsllc.com

Yesterday afternoon I was speaking with a local administrator of one of the companies that I work for and in the past we had discussed topics such as GNU/Linux among other technical things but certain “concerns” always seem to come back up, not only with him but also other Microsoft using technical individuals that assume open source is bad, against Microsoft and anything good, and/or insecure

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Created by extra 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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The Top 12 Myths About Linux

http://www.linfo.org

Title say it all .

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Created by snotbutter 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 36 weeks ago
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