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Top Ten Worst Uses for Windows

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| 1. To display a static green arrow over the open TSA security lanes at
| Detroit Metro.
| I kid you not, at the main security checkpoint to get into Detroit Metro
| there are monitors over each metal detector. The ONLY thing those monitors
| ever display is a big green arrow pointing down. Oh, occasionally they
| display a blue screen with a Windows error notice.


Ten More Stupid Uses for Windows

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| My Top Ten Worst Uses for Windows post earlier this week caused somewhat of a
| firestorm of reaction. It is worth pointing out that for the most part I am
| not really criticizing Windows just the use of a bloated OS for simple or
| mission critical tasks.



Linux goes to Wall Street, puts on a show

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| "The Financial Services firms are leading the enterprise adoption of
| open source technology, including Linux," says Zachary. "By watching
| the consumption patterns of these firms, open source vendors can
| gain a good understanding of the types of products and services
| that are commercially viable.
| [...]
| "We see a growing role for open source software beyond Linux in
| financial services companies and that's why many companies are
| expanding the governance policies and procedures around using
| open source software."


Next Gen, Mission-Critical Apps To Be Deployed on Linux Says Report

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| By now it should be obvious to even the most casual industry observers
| that Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general -
| have reached critical marketplace mass. Recent Linux deals and
| announcements by Oracle and Microsoft have only reinforced the "open
| source is enterprise-grade" message that IBM, Unisys and other "Master
| Brand" hardware, software and services vendors have been preaching for
| years. In short, open source, especially Linux, is becoming "legitimized"
| by the major vendors for enterprise environments, and user executives
| are more than happy to believe them.


CIO study finds Linux ready for prime-time

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| The company predicts a steep rise: only 18 percent of businesses
| will be using Linux in business-critical roles by the end of 2007.
| "Linux operating systems - and open source-based software in general
| - have reached critical marketplace mass," said the study's authors,
| Bruce Guptill and Bill McNee of Saugatuck Research.

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