Tag Archives: Linux

This install of Windows will self destruct in 30 days

Ed Bott at ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft will soon make installation of WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) mandatory. Not only will it become a mandatory install, if WGA isn’t installed within 30 days, the install of Windows will cease to … Continue reading

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Windows phone home

Appearantly, Windows Genuine Advantage calls home every day. Microsoft Corp. acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with … Continue reading

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The Open CD (theopencd.org)

The OpenCD is a useful tool for getting people to experience open source software. The CD comes with a variety of open source programs from productivity to design which can be run from windows. It also includes a live version … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer Suggests Microsoft May Go After Linux for Patent Infringement…

…and then proceeds to throw a chair, run around the room screaming like a gorilla, and chant like a cultist. But seriously. In an interview with Forbes Steve Ballmer suggested that Microsoft may intend to start enforcing its patents against … Continue reading

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Windows-like Desktop Enviroment for Linux

I guess I’m on a Linux streak today but this one looks really nice so I thought I had to mention it. This is a desktop enviroment that is made to replicate windows. Now us hardcore Linux users may scoff … Continue reading

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Read and Write Linux Ext2/3 Drives in Windows

Okay this thing is really handy! It’s a drive for Windows that will enable you to read and write to Linux Ext2 or Ext3 filesystems natively. This is great if you have a dual boot and you no longer need … Continue reading

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Symphony OS… Linux without Gnome or KDE

So this is pretty cool. The beta 1 ISO is available for Symphony OS a Debian/Knoppix-based Linux distro with a brand new window manager. They did away with KDE and Gnome in favor of starting from scratch so that they … Continue reading

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