So, while the success of Firefox shows that people wanted an alternative to Internet Explorer, I really do think Vista is the tipping point for a desire for an alternative in the OS arena. People are tired of Microsoft. They are tired of the barrage of security concerns, of the blue screens, the lock-ups.

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In a stunning discovery, Eben Moglen, legal counsel to the Free Software Foundation, reveals that the much vaunted MS/Novell “vouchers” have a fatal flaw: There is no expiration date. Confused? Read on and see how the upcoming GPL 3 may grant patent immunity to not just Novell users, but ALL Linux users.

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Gates said an accelerating consumer shift to digital lifestyles had helped make the operating system the fastest selling in history, and that premium editions have accounted for 78 percent of Vista sales.

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A useful guide to speedup Windows XP without upgrading your hardware.

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One of Vista’s coolest features is one nobody talks about. Speech recognition is built into every copy of Vista, and it’s more than just dictation. If you have Windows Vista, even the Home Basic version, you already have one of the more powerful speech recognition systems available. We explore how it works.

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Microsoft Corp. said on Monday that it had sold more than 20 million Windows Vista licenses in the first month since the operating system’s general debut on January 30. The world’s biggest software maker said the pace of Vista adoption is at more than twice the rate of its predecessor, which had sold 17 million licenses after its first two months.

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What with the popularity of the “Get a Mac” campaign, the inevitable spoofs are numerous. However, Apple’s advertising agency has created a veritable fortress of metaphor with these advertisements. The archetypes seem so accurate that it’s hard to get past the inherent truthiness of the original commercials. Most spoof attempts that I have seen hav

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