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+ - Ubuntu prevents woman from attending college

Submitted by pesho
pesho (843750) writes "This story reads like a piece from The Onion:

"Abbie Schubert paid more than $1,100 for a Dell laptop hoping to enroll in online classes at MATC. But something stopped her: Ubuntu. That's an operating system for your computer similar to Windows that runs off the Linux system."

Read on it gets better. In case you wonder MATC stands for Milwaukee Area Technical College."
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - SPAM: Woman Drops Out of College, Blames Ubuntu

Submitted by Thelasko
Thelasko (1196535) writes "A Wisconsin Woman recently purchased a computer from Dell so she could enroll in online classes offered by her local community college. When the computer arrives, she discovers she mistakenly ordered Ubuntu instead of Windows. Unable to figure out Ubuntu, she drops out of school. The amazing part is, this story made the local news! [spam URL stripped]"
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Comment: less microsoft bias please? (Score 4, Insightful) 685

by jdelator (#24008933) Attached to: Some Developers Leaving Google For Microsoft
I love how there is an article that has first hand accounts of why actual people are leaving Google to work at Microsoft and there still seems to be argument against Microsoft. The Rush Limbaugh's of the tech world. We always get emails on our team about people that used to work at Microsoft then go to another (Valve, google, etc..) and then come back after a couple of months of or a year complaining how the other engineering systems just suck. Microsoft does deliver world class products if you are willing to look past non SP1 Vista.
Microsoft

+ - Old Zune Getting All The New Features: This is How->

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jdelator
jdelator writes "The old Zune is getting all the new features. All. Microsoft's did something fantastic here and rewarded the believers who purchased Zunes in the first year by allowing them to get in on all the cool new stuff without having to pay more. Are you paying attention Apple? This is how you should treat your customers."
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Google

+ - Digg fires Google, hires Microsoft->

Submitted by jdelator
jdelator (1131933) writes "Digg, a reader-powered news site, fired Google as its online advertising partner Wednesday in favor of a company Digg's top executive described as young and willing to take risks: Microsoft. "We at Digg couldn't think of a better partner to get to where we need to go," said Jay Adelson, the company's chief executive officer. "They're a young ad service, they're innovative, they're willing to work with us on the cutting edge." For three years, Microsoft will deliver ads — mostly small, contextually relevant text links — on Digg.com."
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Mozilla

+ - Mozilla admits Firefox is flawed just like IE-> 1

Submitted by jdelator
jdelator (1131933) writes "In a public mea culpa, Mozilla Corp.'s chief security officer acknowledged today that Firefox includes the same flaw that the company called a "critical vulnerability" in Internet Explorer during a two-week ruckus over responsibility for a Windows zero-day bug.

"Over the weekend, we learned about a new scenario that identifies ways that Firefox could also be used as the entry point," said Window Snyder of Mozilla. "While browsing with Firefox, a specially crafted URL could potentially be used to send bad data to another application.

"We thought this was just a problem with IE," Snyder continued. "It turns out, it is a problem with Firefox as well.""

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Microsoft

+ - Vista use grows as Mac OS X stays flat->

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jdelator
jdelator writes "Windows Vista's share of online users has increased every month this year, while rival Mac OS X — to which Vista has often been compared — has shown little, if any, growth, a metrics company reports. According to Net Applications, in June Windows Vista accounted for 4.52% of all systems that browsed the Web, up from January's 0.18%. Vista has grown its usage share each month since its release to consumers Jan. 30, hitting 0.93% in February, 2.04% in March, 3.02% in April and 3.74% in May. Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X, meanwhile, accounted for 6.22% in January and hit its high point of 6.46% in May, but it slipped back to 6% in June. If Vista's uptake trend continues, it should pass Mac OS X in Web usage share by the end of August."
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