Looking forward to a vacation.

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| Something I AM doing soon is “Downgrading” my computer from Windows Vista to
| XP because Vista is just a combination of XP with Stupid… and I’m not a fan
| of Stupid. I basically use my laptop to browse the internet, which firefox
| does extremely well, watch some videos (VLC), listen to music (iTunes), and
| occasionally play some games. All these are tasks that I can do more
| effectively in Windows XP than Vista. I even use Ubuntu when I’m not going to
| play any games, since it’s even lighter, faster and stable than any Windows
| I’ve used (except maybe 98SE).
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http://omareduardo.com/2007/11/28/lo...to-a-vacation/

The same typical story of people trying Linux after big Vista disappointments
and abandonment.


Related:

Windows Vista, The best thing that ever happened to Linux?

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| Millions of these units have been ordered by Countries such as
| Nigeria and Libya and pretty soon there will be millions of
| children around the world with Linux as their first operating
| system.
|
| In stark contrast Microsoft have just released Windows Vista,
| probably the most resource hungry Operating System ever, for
| the PC platform.
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http://www.otezz.net/windows-vista-t...ened-to-linux/


Linux gains despite and because of Microsoft

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| Despite the heightened competition over the last two quarters from
| Microsoft-Novell and a move by Oracle to undercut Red Hat on the cost of Red
| Hat Linux support service, Red Hat has reported double-digit growth in
| revenue and an increase in profit. *
|
| “The success of Red Hat has been able to validate the future potential for
| open source software,” Szulik says.
|
| Emerging countries are also lucrative markets for Linux, says IDC’s Gillen,
| because there isn’t as much of the legacy Windows technology to have to
| displace. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...ns.html?page=3


If you're Steve Ballmer, don't read this

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| Microsoft's hopes now rest with Ray Ozzie, the company's chief software
| architect. But not even the Great White Wizard can turn back the clock.
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http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-973...=2547-1_3-0-20


Open source and Linux looking better every day

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| Vista Home Basic - How do you figure out all these different
| versions available? Thankfully a desktop shortcut to download
| an upgrade - the upgrade treadmill head start program?
|
| [...]
|
| Added openSUSE - dual boot, so I can use both.
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http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/14993


Vista Upgrade: Stuck in the Middle of Nowhere

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| This is just another reason (again, that is another post for another
| time) why I am hoping to never upgrade my Windows XP laptop to Vista.
| I am hedging my bets on Linux and Wine improving to where I can
| abandon Windows before XP is no longer supported.
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http://www.imarc.net/blog/139/vista_...le_of_nowhere/


Linux Says Bye-bye Windows XP!

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| It's been one of those months! My computer crashed taking with it crucial
| XP system files. This is the 3rd crash in the last year and I've finally
| had enough with the Windows operating system!
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http://www.richtam123.com/wp/?p=20