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Links 29/05/2008: Migrations to GNU/Linux and More Success Stories

Posted in News Roundup at 3:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • Information, Globalization and Democracy: The Utopian Moment?
  • Private Copying Levy: Hardware Makers Ready For Europe-Wide ‘iPod Tax’?
  • Five reasons to fire Ballmer

    1) The Vista Technology Flop. Technically, Vista was crap.


    2) The Vista Business Failure: Microsoft has managed to sell junk before but this time it had set itself an impossible job.


    3) The Yahoo Fiasco: If Microsoft had pulled off the hostile takeover of Yahoo…


    4) The Fall of Microsoft Office. Remember when Microsoft was talking up how great the initial sales of Office 2007 were? A year later, in Microsoft’s third quarter results, we see that Office’s operating income has dropped from $3.4 billion, to $3.1 billion.


    5) Who doesn’t love you baby? The stock market that’s who. Today, Microsoft’s stock is wobbling just over $28. The 52-week high was $37.50. What do you think will happen to Microsoft’s stock when Bill officially retires? It won’t be pretty.

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  1. Uncle_Sam said,

    May 29, 2008 at 6:49 am


    So only thing that is coming in Winblow 7 is some multitouch and a dock with a new look ??!! Okkkkk….that too coming in some distant 2010 fairy land, add another 2 years of delay as always…

    WinFS, MinilalaWinblowSuperKernel… out the door !!

    OMFG !! LOL !!!!

    Ubuntu is going to slaughter Winblows even before it ever comes out.

    “All Things Linux ”
    “A computer on every desk and in every home, running Linux”

  2. words said,

    May 29, 2008 at 7:18 am


    roy how about a freenode IRC channel for boycottnovell? like #boycottnovell @ irc.freenode.net ?

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 29, 2008 at 7:22 am


    That would be great. Do you want it advertised here? Who would keep logs?

  4. pingpong said,

    May 29, 2008 at 8:41 am


    roy, yes I think it would be great, too. Would you please consider making it, registering the channel, etc. even if you don’t intend to be there all of the time? It would be a nice place for related discussion and to touch base with people in real time. Logs? I’m sure someone would, there are plenty of loggers on freenode, even asking in one of the channels like ##linux would probably receive some type of positive result.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 29, 2008 at 8:46 am


    I’ll confess that I have not done IRC since I was 15 or so (I think I started when I was 13 or 14). I can hardly remember the fine technical details (I still know the commands), but I’m pretty ignorant about the rest, registering channels for example (I was always a guest). Can you give me a hand please?

  6. peace said,

    May 29, 2008 at 8:56 am


    Most anyone on Freenode will help newbs, just /join #freenode and ask questions. If you join and mention #boycottnovell, I might see you in the #freenode channel within the next hour or so, but I’m not going to be on much longer today.

    They are very helpful there any questions you have they can help you! Which is why I suggested freenode!

  7. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 29, 2008 at 11:03 am


    Thanks for that. I’ve got xchat installed now. I’ll take a look at this over the weekend.

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