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[News] GNU/Linux Users Explain the Joys of Running It

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Let's end the use of pirated MS Windows OS\Software

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| Linux is a real world option these days. It is free and legal to download, 
| use and redistribute. It has come a long way to becoming more user friendly 
| and compatible with lots of hardware out there. Not only that, but gives you 
| more control over your system and many fixes are simple editing of text files 
| using the command line. While this intimidate mosts, they need to get over 
| it... the command line is the isht when X windows wont start.     


5 reasons why I love Linux

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| 1. Linux is free, as in âfreedomâ
| Iâve worked in IT for almost a decade and a half, and Iâm still occasionally 
| shaking my head at how incredibly much effort goes into complying with 
| software licenses. Where I used to work, just figuring out how many users 
| were using what (particularly how many Windows Terminal Server users we had) 
| so that we didnât get sued by someone ended up eating up an incredible amount 
| of man hours â man hours which could have been much more constructive doing 
| more productive practical work, like handling support tickets and managing 
| the actual software itself.       
| Privately, however, I run Slackware Linux for my primary platform, 
| OpenOffice.org for documents/spreadsheets, and a wide variety of other open 
| source applications. And not only do I not have to worry and fret over 
| whether or not Iâm up-to-date on all my Linux licenses, Iâm actively 
| encouraged by the makers of my Linux distribution of choice to share it with 
| others.     



7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7

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| Itâs Still Windows
| Despite delivering an intuitive, modern interface in Windows 7, this OS is
| still Windows. In our first look at Windows 7, we complained about the OSâs
| inability to recognize an Adobe AIR file followed by its failure to search
| for software to run the file.
| Also, Windows 7 doesnât immediately know what to do with some pretty obvious
| tasks. When you insert a thumb drive, for example, you must tell Windows 7
| what to do with it (i.e. open the folder and view the files) and customize a
| setting to get the OS to automatically behave that way. In short, when
| getting started youâll have to do a lot of tweaking and customizing to get
| moving smoothly. Thatâs unfortunately an experience all Windows users are
| accustomed to â things donât âjust work.â


Microsoft comes out fighting over XP mode security fears

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| It's always fun to stand and watch as two big names slug it out, and they
| don't come much bigger than Microsoft. Sophos, it has to be said, is no small
| fry either when it comes to the world of IT Security. So when a Sophos blog
| posting from it's Chief Technology Office, Richard Jacobs, started with the
| playground taunt equivalent of 'I've been kissing your mum' by
| saying "Windows 7's planned XP compatibility mode risks undoing much of the
| progress that Microsoft has made on the security front in the last few years
| and reveals the true colours of the OS giant" you kind of new things would
| get nasty, and quick. Jacobs continued his verbal assault on Microsoft and
| Windows 7 by adding "XP mode reminds us all that security will never be
| Microsoft's first priority. They'll do enough security to ensure that
| security concerns aren't a barrier to sales, but not so much that it gets in
| the way of progress". Ooh, a little below the belt perhaps?


Could Microsoft Go Open Source?

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| Windows 7 will be released soon, and although there is actually lots of
| positive buzz about their latest product (in comparison to a lot of negative
| buzz about Vista), there simply aren't that many new features in 7. I
| maintain the suspicion that the whole Windows Mojave experiment was just a
| ploy by Microsoft to see if they could get away with repackaging and renaming
| Vista with only a few minor improvements. No more improvement than I would
| expect with each subsequent release of Ubuntu. The difference is that Ubuntu
| takes six months to put out a new release, and Microsoft takes at least two
| years.


Why the 'Mojave Experiment' Fails

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| 1. Microsoft treats its customers like they're stupid. I've had this
| complaint for a decade.
| [...]
| 2. Microsoft embarrasses Mojave participates.
| [...]
| 3. The marketing campaign blames customers for Vista's problems.
| [...]
| 4. Microsoft denies there is a real problem.
| [...]
| 5. Mojave seethes with arrogance.


Dissecting Microsoftâs Mojave Experiment

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| Last night, as I was drifting off to sleep, something stuck me about
| Microsoftâs Mojave Experiment that hadnât clicked when I first watched it.
| Out of the 140/120 participants (the number varies depending on the source)
| that Microsoft say took part in this experiment, we donât actually seem to
| hear from that many. Why?


Unwanted licences boost Vista numbers

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| "From the 30th of June, we have no longer been able to ship a PC with an XP
| licence," said Jane Bradburn, a marketing manager for HP Australia. "However,
| what we have been able to do with Microsoft is ship PCs with a Vista Business
| licence but with XP pre-loaded. That is still the majority of business
| computers we are selling today."
| Therefore the Vole's claims for high Vista sales figures are merely so much
| steer manure. The major PC vendors are still preloading Windows XP, but
| Microsoft is counting those XP preloads as Vista sales.



Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.

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