Windows Vista turns one year old

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| However, a dark horse is stalking Vista. Microsoft's release of an operating
| system that many consider bloated has coincided with the rise of Linux
| distributions such as Ubuntu, which many see as a suitably functional and
| user-friendly alternative.
|
| With Linux already a mainstay of many business servers, it will be
| interesting to see how the desktop market develops in the coming years.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1...9291168,00.htm


Yesterday:

Myths Stymie Linux Growth

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| Regardless of the advantages offered by Linux, no one seems to be adopting it
| wholeheartedly in the business world. What makes that even more fascinating
| is that the backlash against Windows Vista is not reason enough to fuel the
| move to Linux. *
|
| The problem here is that the powers that be have created enough FUD (fear,
| uncertainty and doubt) about Linux that most decision makers feel it is safer
| to stick with Windows (including XP). That FUD is fueled by many myths and
| misconceptions about what Linux can and cannot do. * *
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http://www.channelinsider.com/articl.../220508_1.aspx


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