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If Linux was the most used system in the world…

http://www.beli.ws

This is a fictional story about a GNU/Linux user who doesn't know anything about Windows and tries to install that.
It's funy, but... so true, so true!

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Five tips for helping your users switch to Linux

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

You can make the transition to Linux a smooth one, even for your least technical users. Here are some ways to anticipate their concerns and help them feel at home in their new environment.

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In Defense of Distro-hopping

http://ostatic.com

Brian Proffitt recently tackled the topic of distro-hopping over on LinuxPlanet. Proffitt wonders whether the practice might be passe or something to be discouraged, but it's here to stay and should be encouraged rather than looked at askew. Distro-hopping, if you're not familiar with the term, is the practice of switching Linux distributions.

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New Zealand School Shows Microsoft the Door

http://ostatic.com

Familiarity undoubtedly ranks among the largest barriers to open source adoption — software, like so many other things, is habit-forming. Much of that familiarity, at least among younger users, comes from the prevalence of proprietary applications in education, an area awash with government regulations, competitive bidding, and its own habit-induced hangups.

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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

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From windows to Linux. Was there a choice?

http://it.toolbox.com

Ever since windows came out, until Linux and it's brethren came along, there has really been no other choice of operating system. Before you get your knickers in a knot and start spouting off the multitude of operating systems that were available at that time, let me explain.

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How I switched to Linux

http://portal.shaakunthala.com

After I got my own computer in 2003 (which had Windows installed by default -- obviously), I wanted to try out Linux. But, I couldn't find any installation media. In 2005 one of my friends opened the door of open source to me. And that was Ubuntu!

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Nicaragua is Moving to GNU/Linux for Independence

http://boycottnovell.com

Schools across Nicaragua are the latest part of this nation which is being digitally liberated

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Apple Likely to Lose Developers, Microsoft Wants Free Software Developers (for Windows)

http://boycottnovell.com

Developers slowly realise that they are being bamboozled and exploited by Apple; Microsoft treats developers similarly, but it incentivises for defection away from GNU/Linux

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Five tips to help ease the migration from Mac to Linux

http://www.ghacks.net

In my most recent article “Five ways to ease the migration from Windows to Linux” I examined how you can help new users make the migration from Windows to Linux easier. But does the same hold true when trying to migrate from Mac OS X to Linux? Let’s find out.

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Linux fans see opportunity in Windows 7 changeover

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com

Linux runs on a tiny share of corporate desktops, but open source partisans say the upcoming release of Windows 7 and the popularity of lightweight netbook PCs could help it gain ground -- even in Windows shops.

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Ten reasons Linux is the best choice for netbooks

http://resources.zdnet.co.uk

Those who believe Windows is the best netbook operating system are plain wrong, because Linux is a much better fit, says Jack Wallen.

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Created by natural83 5 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 12 weeks ago
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Switching to Linux: A Windows developer’s view

http://anteru.net

A few weeks ago, I switched my development environment from Windows to Linux, on a project which was developed so far on Windows only. In this post, I want to describe the issues that brought me to this switch, a short overview how I did the actual port, and some observations on Linux for developers.

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Verona's University Migrates 4000 PCs to Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Verona is about to become famous for more than just Romeo and Juliet and opera: the university of the romantic Italian city is migrating 4000 of its desktops to Linux and open source.

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Created by gurpsmad 5 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
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It's time to get rid of Windows

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I was wrong. Hundreds of millions of Internet users were annoyed because of Windows botnet-based DDoS aimed at one (1) person.

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