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Ballmer: 'We're cheaper than Apple! (But not Linux)"

http://news.cnet.com

Whenever Microsoft starts to look like a company that is ready to play fair with open source, along comes its CEO, Steve Ballmer, to ruin all the goodwill the rest of the company has created.

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MegaTux to run 1 million copies on Wine to simulate the Internet

http://www.wine-reviews.net

The Dell Thunderbird supercomputer, named MegaTux, has 4,480 Intel microprocessors running Linux virtual machines with Wine, making it possible to run 1 million copies of a Windows environment without paying licensing fees to Microsoft.

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Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too

http://www.linuxtoday.com

A medium-large bit of news this week is a potentially serious exploit in the shiny new freshly-released Firefox 3.5, which was released, discovered, and fixed nearly all at the same time. Another open source security success story! Except for one thing-- no one bothered to report if this dastardly flaw affects Linux.

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Mozilla closes security hole with Firefox 3.5.1

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Mozilla updated Firefox to version 3.5.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Thursday, fixing a security problem, improving stability, and speeding launch time on some Windows systems, according to the release notes.

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Demise of the solid-state Linux Netbook

http://news.cnet.com

Back in the day, Netbooks ran Linux and packed solid-state drives. But Windows XP and big hard disk drives have prevailed.

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When Windows 7 ships without IE8 will it be good news for free software browsers?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would not ship with Internet Explorer 8 within the European Union. This is to comply with EU demands following the anti-trust case some time back. On the immediate face of this seem like good news for users of other browsers - but is it?

How much will actually change?

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VLC 1.0.0 is finally out !

http://blog.l0cal.com

After more than one year of hard work, VLC 1.0.0 is finally out !

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London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

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The netbook belongs to Linux

http://www.itwire.com

Why do Microsoft and vendors like ASUS continue to push the line that Microsoft Windows is the ultimate operating system for the diminutive ultraportable netbook market?

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Microsoft’s Assault on the Web, Rival Web Browsers, and HTML

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft uses aggressive, dishonest marketing to promote proprietary software that interferes with standards

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Lightweight But Powerful Image Editing Application: mtPaing

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

GIMP, despite it's interface, is the best open-source image editor. But often all you want to do is simply resize a picture or a similar minor task and for that you could use an application such as mtPaint which has a lot of great features such as:

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Microsoft reminds us that Windows is f*cking expensive

http://www.tech-no-media.com

Microsoft has finally released the pricing structure for Windows 7. The good news is that the new version of Windows will be a bit cheaper than the equivalent version of Windows Vista. The bad news is that since I am now used to receiving Ubuntu for free this made me realize that a Windows 7 license is in fact f*cking expensive!

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David Versus Two Goliaths

http://adventuresincomputing.wordpress.com

Apple will release its OS X 10.6 “Snow Loepard” in September and not long after, on October 22nd, Microsoft’s Windows 7 will be released. A week later Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” is scheduled to be unleashed.

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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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Eclectic And Funny Linux Pictures - Last Day Of Vacation

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Another collection of pictures. Funny or not, they're here!

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