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August 7, 2012
by sjvn01
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Microsoft is pushing users and vendors to Macs and Linux

What is Microsoft thinking? First, the company decided that it was going to compete with its own partners of decades in the growing tablet market with its Surface tablet. Then, it decided that it’s going to force feed Windows 8 … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
by sjvn01
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Five ways to skip Windows 8

I’ve been working with Windows 8 for months. Even after Microsoft dished out the release candidate to application developers, I’m still finding Windows 8 to be the worst Windows version to date. Yes, worse than Vista, worse than Windows Millennium Edition (Me), and … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
by sjvn01
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Dell re-enters high-end Linux laptop market with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Dell has blown hot and cold on the Linux desktop over the years. Dell was the first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer consumer Linux desktops in 2007, while  Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops  have often only been available from Dell by … Continue reading

July 25, 2012
by sjvn01
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Dell re-enters high-end Linux laptop market with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Dell has blown hot and cold on the Linux desktop over the years. Dell was the first major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer consumer Linux desktops in 2007, but since then Linux-powered mobile PCs have only been available from Dell by … Continue reading

July 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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A first look at Dell’s ‘Sputnik’ Ubuntu Linux developer laptop

Portland, OR: Sputnik started, Barton George, Dell’s project Sputnik lead and director of web vertical marketing,   told me at OSCon as a six-month exploratory pilot to create an Ubuntu Linux-based developer laptop, It’s not just an idea now. Dell … Continue reading