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ReactOS Arwinss to use more Wine code

http://www.wine-reviews.net

ReactOS was meant as a free and open-source operating system. But after 11 years in development it never reached a satisfactory level of usability. Due to lack of developers, reimplementing the Win32 subsystem proved to be complex. Given the deficiencies in ReactOS developer Aleksey Bragin decided to rewrite it from scratch using Wine source code.

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From Linux VM on Windows to Windows VM on Linux

http://desiibond.blogspot.com

For more than a decade, I had been a big fan of Microsoft Software. Once in a while, when a new distro Linux comes out, I used to try it for a day or two and forget about it. But for the past month, there is a linux distro running on my home PC and there is no windows on the same.

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Things to know before Replacing Windows by Linux

http://www.linuxadda.com

All those who have been using Windows since Long and want to try linux then you should prepare yourself before facing Linux. Here I have tried to list out some similaritites as well Differences among the two operating systems which will be helpful to when you start with Linux.

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Can a student go fully open source for 48 hours?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

How would an “ordinary” student cope using a non-Windows environment for 48 hours? Would there be any particular advantages, or would he/she find more disadvantages than it’s worth for long term use?

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Created by lmramshaw 4 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 33 weeks ago
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Does the Windows ballot screen for choosing a browser represent meaningful progress in Europe?

http://www.fsf.org

Thanks to the European Commission's antitrust like activities, European citizens will soon be presented with a ballot choice between twelve browsers when first using a newly purchased computer preloaded with the Microsoft Windows operating system. But is this really progress?

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Thousands of Italians May Sue Microsoft for Forcing Them to Buy Windows

http://boycottnovell.com

Italy is the latest nations to be going after Microsoft for its market abuses and removal of choice

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Keryx: Portable, Cross-Platform Offline Package Manager For Ubuntu / Debian

http://www.webupd8.org

Keryx is a portable, open source and cross-platform package manager for APT-based (Ubuntu, Debian) systems. It provides a graphical interface for gathering updates, packages, and dependencies for offline computers. It is similar to "Sushi, huh?", but easier to use and with a nice GUI.

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Created by nilarimogard 4 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 34 weeks ago
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Firefox for Mobile - Fennec - 1.0 RC Released

http://www.webupd8.org

Firefox for Mobile (codenamed Fennec) is the name of the build of the Mozilla Firefox web browser for smaller non-PC devices, mobile phones and PDAs. Firefox for mobile 1.0 uses the same version of the Gecko layout engine as Firefox 3.6.

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Vienna: Windows and Linux to coexist

http://www.h-online.com

Based on the results of a recently announcedPDF study it has been decided that the municipal authority of the City of Vienna will not at present be shifting entirely to open source for its software needs.

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Created by linuxlooooser 4 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 36 weeks ago
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VideoLAN Movie Creator Pre-Release Coming Very Soon [Screenshot]

http://www.webupd8.org

The VLC team has been working (or actually, they call it "support" so they might not do this entirely on themselves) on a new project for quite some time, called VideoLAN Movie Creator, a free video editing software offering features to realize semi-professional quality movies, but with the aim to stays simple and user-friendly.

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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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10 Linux features Windows should have by default

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

The Linux and Windows camps may be polarized, but Jack Wallen believes each OS could be improved by borrowing from the other. This week, he looks at how certain Linux features could benefit Windows.

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Some Things Linux Can Do, That Windows Won’t.

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com

I had an interesting chat with a friend today, part of which dealt with the differences between Windows and Linux (hence this post). In a nutshell, he was trying to grasp why I really preferred Linux.

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LSE Must Hurry up Migrating to GNU/Linux (Windows Has Just Crashed Again)

http://boycottnovell.com

The trading system in London suffered another major crash this morning and a permanent GNU/Linux replacement is on its way

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Inkscape 0.47 Final Version, Released!

http://www.webupd8.org

Inkscape, a SVG-based vector graphics editor for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X has finally reached version 0.47.

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Created by nilarimogard 4 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 40 weeks ago
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