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How a Microsoft veteran learned to love Linux, and why it matters

http://www.techflash.com

I first met Bill Gates at the age of twenty. He stood in the yard of his Washington lakefront home, Diet Coke in hand, a tastefully small ketchup stain on his shirt, which no one had the courage to point out, and answered our questions, in-turn, like a savant.

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Why I switched back from Ubuntu to Fedora

http://atomkarinca.wordpress.com

The reason I switched from Windows to Linux was a very simple one: freedom. I used Ubuntu exclusively for about 3 years. But here I am, an Ubuntu enthusiast, using Fedora 11 now. And the reason is again simple: freedom.

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The free software conundrum

http://geeksandglobaljustice.com

"I am a supporter and user of free software (though I admit I have not migrated entirely). I research and write about the social movement aspect of free software, and its potential as a model for alternative social organization beyond the realm of software development. I am inspired by the future envisioned by free software and take heart from its existence here and now.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 13 weeks ago
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Leaving The Nest: From Windows To Linux

http://hacktalk.wordpress.com

Well, I was talking with a friend of mine on IRC a few days back and was pretty much egging him to be an author here at HackTalk. After a while of deliberating he decided he’d write up an article but didn’t really know what to write about.

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Created by switchpin 5 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 15 weeks ago
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Five good reasons to switch to Linux

http://www.ghacks.net

One of the most oft-asked questions I get is “Why should I switch to Linux?” It comes to me either via inbox or sound waves attacking my aural system every day. So I thought I would bring these answer to the outstanding readers here at gHacks to inspire conversation on the topic.

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Created by arslinuxum 5 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 18 weeks ago
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Linux basics: Finding the right applications

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Now that you’ve decided to try Linux, you might be wondering what applications are available to perform all the tasks that you used to do on a Windows or Mac system. We’ve compiled quite a few of them at TechRepublic, so I rounded up some of the best lists to share with beginners...

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Created by switchpin 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Windows 7, Mac OS X and Ubuntu: A Tale of Three Operating Systems

http://www.technovia.co.uk

In a couple of weeks I’ll be switching my main computer back to Ubuntu from Windows 7. But the reason isn’t exasperation with Windows 7, and it’s not one that should give Mac fans hoping that the new Microsoft OS will be a failure any kind of comfort.

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The Hungarian Government considering open source software for educational institutions

http://www.hungarianambiance.com

The Hungarian government will issue a tender within days for 12 billion forints, which is the same amount they can spend on Microsoft products, to acquire open source software.

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(Former) Microsoft Employee Tells Why the Company is Doomed, Moves to GNU/Linux

http://boycottnovell.com

ONE particular new thread that caught people's attention began with this revelation: "You know what scared ME from using Windows? Working for Microsoft for 14 years, 4 of them in the Windows division.

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Switching to Linux

http://www.oldfool.org

I started using the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution around 5 years ago. One day in a moment of disgust with Microsoft XP I downloaded a copy of PCLOS .92 and ran it on my PC.

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India Moves to Free Software, So Microsoft Fights Back with Gentle Bribes and Partners

http://boycottnovell.com

Political parties in the country embrace FOSS, but Microsoft carries on with EDGI, gifts, and dumping of software

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Created by komrad 5 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 24 weeks ago
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French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

http://www.linux-magazine.com

According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

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Created by ooviaa 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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The rush to Ext4: What's the hurry?

http://www.raiden.net

This is somewhat of a simple observation on my part, but one of the things I've noticed of late is how the cry for Ext4 is growing, and fast. Sure, recent benchmarks make it look like the ultimate solution. But I don't recommend moving to the Ext4 file system just yet.

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Created by jeff2007 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps

http://www.nixtutor.com

Migrating to Linux doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is, get a fresh copy of your favorite distro, backup your data, find out what hardware is compatible, identify essential programs, and have a fresh hard drive or partition ready to go.

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Created by Papa Smurf 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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5 Reasons Users Fail to Make the Linux Switch

http://www.intranetjournal.com

What drives users to try Linux, only to fail to make it work for them in the long haul? Once you get past the fact that there is no concrete way of tracking desktop Linux usership and all indications based on existing trends indicate that there are potentially millions of us worldwide, it would seem that while some fail to stick with it, others are making it work.

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