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Conspiracy time: Dell tones down Windows critique

June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , ,

It was inevitable. Dell has backed away from its earlier statement that Ubuntu Linux was more secure than Windows and now has a much tamer message in its place.

Eucalyptus OSS cloud befriends Windows

June 16th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Eucalyptus Systems has released an update to the commercial version of its open source private cloud software and has included support for Windows installations.

Is Google phasing out Microsoft Windows?

June 1st, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The search giant is reportedly phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows because of security concerns with new employees being given a choice of Mac OS X or Linux.

Dell customer gets Windows refund

December 12th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags: ,

Dell customer Zvi Devir has done what most open source fans just dream about: He managed to get Dell to give him a refund for the Windows software shipped on his new laptop which he didn’t want because he was planning to run Linux.

Wine team toasts 1.0 release

June 18th, 2008 | 3 Comments » Tags: , ,

After a mere 15 years of development the Wine team yesterday announced the release of Wine 1.0, the first full official release. Wine, however, is already in widespread use in the Linux community and has been for most of its 15-year development.

Run Linux applications on Windows

May 20th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Mandrake Linux founder Gaël Duval is back. This time he is behind the launch of a virtual Linux desktop that runs on Windows machines. Ulteo Virtual Desktop gives Windows users access to a full selection of Linux applications on their desktop.

Windows 7 to be released in 2010

March 17th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags:

On the back of a poor reception for its latest operating system, Microsoft has confirmed that Vista’s successor, currently called Windows 7, will be released in 2010. With a less than stellar performance from Windows Vista the software giant will be hoping to make good with its forthcoming release, although little is know about the [...]

Linux KDE desktop for Windows

February 4th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Geeks forced to work on Windows at their day jobs might enjoy this – assuming a liberal IT department willing to let you mess around with your computer: The open source K Desktop Environment popular with Linux users has now been ported to run on Windows. This might come in handy if you absolutely hate working on [...]