A few months back the city of Munich determined that a software upgrade was in order. City officials decided to move away from Windows XP and Office 2003 and migrate to open source solutions, Linux and OpenOffice. Apparently, it ticked Redmond off that the city publicly announced to the technology world that...

If you wanted to run, say, Windows XP in Windows 7, you could use Windows Virtual PC and install a fully functional copy of Windows XP SP3 in a virtual machine running inside of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate versions. For Windows 8, Microsoft has dispensed with this for the more powerful...

Linus Torvalds talks about Windows 8 and UEFI. The father of Linux is surprisingly accepting of Microsoft and the UEFI restrictions being placed in Windows 8. All Windows 8 licensed hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default in their replacement for the BIOS, Unfied Extensible Firmware...

This is a guest post authored by Robert Kegel. The other day I read an article on Zdnet where the author put Windows 8 against Ubuntu Linux 12.04. The author was against Windows 8 and said it was “dead in the water”. I decided to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine and test it out myself. Here is a little...

Since we’re talking about Operating Systems, let’s talk about Linux. To be more specific, Ubuntu. What is Ubuntu? In 2004, Mark Shuttleworth gathered a small team of developers from one of the more established Linux projects – Debian – and set out to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop, Ubuntu. Ubuntu is an...

When it comes to some of the more negative backlash regarding Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I’ve heard on more than one occasion  such claims as, “If they don’t fix X, I’m switching to Mac or Linux”. Today I’m not going to talk about Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you’ve probably heard all the good and the bad by this...

For at least a month or more Linux advocates have made it their mission to spread news about an alleged conspiracy regarding Windows 8. According to these Linux advocates there are certain features and changes in the PC hardware this time around that will create a lockout that only allows Windows to be...

Microsoft responded to the reports of Windows 8 not being able to dual boot Linux because of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. (UEFI) Tony Mangefeste, senior program manager at Microsoft,  disproved the theory in a blog post last Thursday. Mangefeste said that dual booting was possible in Windows 8...

You won’t be able to install Linux on a Windows 8 Machine If you have ever tried dual (or triple) booting your Windows system, you probably know that the current Windows boot manager is completely text-based. Well that has all changed with Windows 8. Microsoft decided to use a Unified Extensible Firmware...