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something went wrong [1%] by PloneRSS, 2012-09-19 18:00
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500 Internal Server Error [1%] by PloneRSS, 2009-09-25 03:00
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Why I'm Skipping Windows Vista: IT Speaks Out - PC World [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-11-06 16:00
This is more evidence of Vista's public image as a failure. Instead of staying with XP, how about trying gNewSense?
HP, Microsoft lie to boost sales-numbers for Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-08-14 11:57
HP openly admitting that it inflates the headcount of Vista sales by selling license for Vista but actually pre-installing XP on new computers. XP is no better ...
Neowin.net - Vista's Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-08-14 11:57
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[GNU/]Linux preinstalls rocket to three per cent - The INQUIRER [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-08-14 11:57
The number of systems being sold with GNU/Linux preinstalled has increased over 28 times since Vista's release.
SanDisk: unable to make Windows Vista work with solid-state drives [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-08-14 11:57
SanDisk is unable to hack and change Vista to work well with their drives. The advantage of a free software operating systems such as GNU/Linux, hardware ...
BBC NEWS | Technology | It's not the Gates, it's the bars [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-08-14 11:57
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Evan's data: 92 percent developers ignoring Windows Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-06-17 12:00
This blogger shares the consensus of many others that programmers prefer to develop software that carries freedom to its users. Their is an increase ...
Developers prefer GNU/Linux over Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-06-17 12:00
Software developers don't want to hack on Vista. In this story Matt Assay concludes that more and more programmers prefer to hack on GNU/Linux.
Microsoft: What Cost the Vista Fiasco? [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-06-13 15:00
Numbers show that people and organizations don't think much of Vista.
Desktop Windows is doomed [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-06-09 12:00
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Microsoft confirms use of DRM for NBC broadcast flags [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-19 13:00
They try to claim that the FCC requires software and hardware manufacturers to recognizes broadcast flags set by distributors. However, the courts have ruled ...
Closing the Door to Microsoft Vista [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-19 10:00
Many companies are not going to install Microsoft Vista, and are holding out for the next version of windows instead. However, they should take this ...
Programmers shun Vista, develop software for GNU/Linux [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-19 10:00
The article is a bit misleading and misses the point -- developers prefer programming free software for GNU/Linux operating systems because those operating ...
NBC-Vista copy-protection snafu reminds us why DRM stinks [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-16 19:00
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Microsoft's stealth updates stymie XP repairs [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-15 13:00
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PC World - Business Center: Microsoft to Limit Capabilities of Cheap Laptops [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-15 13:00
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Ballmer: Vista Is 'a Work in Progress' [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-15 13:00
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Microsoft Exec: UAC Designed To 'Annoy Users' [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-05-15 13:00
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MSN Music to shut down, leaving DRM customers in the lurch | DefectiveByDesign.org [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-23 17:00
This is just a good example of why you don't want your operating system to be enforcing DRM on you -- because it enables moves like this. Switch away from ...
Brazil migrates voting machines to GNU/Linux - The INQUIRER [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-22 11:00
Another country abandons Microsoft for software that respects their freedom.
Computerworld - Ubuntu breathes new life into school's abandoned hardware [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-11 14:00
Ubuntu still has some nonfree software, so it would be better to use gNewSense for this instead, but it's a great example of people dumping VIsta because of ...
Schneier on Security: Lock-In [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-10 20:00
When Microsoft talks about your security, what they really mean is their control.
Microsoft Watch - Business Applications - Microsoft Doesn't Trust <em>You</em> [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-09 13:00
&quot;Once again, Microsoft will use its updater to distribute an onerous and intrusive anti-piracy mechanism that gets in end users' faces.&quot; -- Piracy is ...
Vista SP1 won't install on dual-boot systems: Microsoft [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-09 13:00
This article has errors -- it's GNU/Linux, not Linux, and the best way to solve this problem is to remove Vista entirely. But here is an example of Microsoft ...
WINDOWS SLOWDOWN: Microsoft forces install of Windows Desktop Search [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-04 19:00
An example from last year of Microsoft forcibly installing software on users' computers.
Security loophole found in Windows operating system [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-04-04 19:00
Last year, a security hole was found in the Windows random number generator. The people who found it make a good suggestion -- release the code so that it can ...
Angry Vista SP1 users lose more control [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-03-27 15:00
Vista SP1 is yet another downgrade in terms of freedom -- users have even fewer devices they can use with this operating system. Make the switch to GNU/Linux, ...
They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know. - New York Times [1%] by PloneRSS, 2008-03-27 15:00
Vista and SP1 are not upgrades, but a downgrades in freedom. They restrict you from even more hardware options than you had before, and they restrict you even ...
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Vista News Watch
something went wrong 2012-09-19
500 Internal Server Error 2009-09-25
Why I'm Skipping Windows Vista: IT Speaks Out - PC World 2008-11-06
HP, Microsoft lie to boost sales-numbers for Vista 2008-08-13
Neowin.net - Vista's Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit 2008-08-08
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