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Microsoft brings back Linux FUD
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Really?

I don't see this as a cause for concern. Those who want Linux will get it, those who want Windows, will do so, as well.

As for the hard parts of Linux, with a proper support community (which I have yet to find for Windows), you can do anything. Why, today, I learned how to compile and install a program, courteosy of the official Ubuntu forum. I would really love to tear through all of the slides, and point out where they're wrong, but I'll leave that for somebody who knows more than I. I found slides three, five, and ten from the upper link quite laughable, by the way.

Hey! Where'd it go?

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O.M.G!!!

Getting sued once by Opera wasn't enough!!!!!????

Now they're taking it out on Linux?

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Price match

Well, as some of you know, Best Buy is big on price matching. Hell, I bought my PlayStation 2 there for $300 bucks. When it dropped to $250 a couple weeks later, they gave me the difference. Two weeks later, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone came out on DVD, and they were giving it away free with any DVD player, including the PS2. I could have got it for free if I pushed the issue, but I didn't.

Anyway, maybe I'll go in there with a free copy of Ubuntu and see if they'll price match Windows 7. Which I can then give to my sister-in-law who has a laptop with Vista. Because Vista and Win7 both run terribly slow on my desktop. At this point my choice is really WinXP or Linux.

arinlaresAs for the hard parts of Linux, with a proper support community (which I have yet to find for Windows), you can do anything.

Neowin is one. There are a few Windows support communities out there. Unofficial yes, but their people generally love Windows and can be very helpful.

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Ooh, I'll stick that in my

Ooh, I'll stick that in my bookmarks, in case I do something horrible to Vista.

Good luck on price-matching Ubuntu. Biggrin

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... I doubt it soooooo much

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I doubt it soooooo much they'll give you a free Windows 7 computer just because you brought in Linux.

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but wouldn't it be awesome if

but wouldn't it be awesome if they did Biggrin

Actually, students can get win 7 as a upgrade for $40. I something about it on Lifehacker. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to ask IT (the schools) if you can't get Windows 7 RTM now, because they have a software agreement with Microsoft Biggrin

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Students can get a full copy

Students can get a full copy of 7 for 30$. i found that on cnet.

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