Want XP on a new Dell? You’ll pay up to $50 extra for the aging OS – Vostro line gets surcharges; Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision get no-cost downgrades.
Programmers deliberately avoiding association with Vista, and habitually keeping away from Vista for Mac OS and Linux.
Check out this awesome post about all tiny low cost devices powered by Linux and Windows.
You can install latest Ubuntu Linux 8.04 under Windows Vista / XP without creating a new parition with a new tool called Wubi. It is a Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click.
This blog post covers many applications which can be used to increase your productivity without spending a single penny.
From the article:
Sure, Apple’s built its reputation on being the hipster brand of choice, but one of the nice things about Linux is the ability to customize virtually any aspect of the operating system to cater to your workflow and computing habits.
=> Full-throttle Productivity and Web-Work With Ubuntu
Microsoft is giving away copies of Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit or 64-bit DVD), Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007, Microsoft Money Plus Premium, Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2008 etc. All you have to do is fill out a few surveys and allow Microsoft to monitor all your activities. According to Microsoft:
If you agree to join the program, a small amount of data will be collected using the Windows Feedback Program software. That data will be sent to Microsoft so we can monitor how your computer is working and better understand how you are using Windows and Office. This data is collected every time you use Windows and Office. We use this data to help make future versions of the software better and more useful for you and other users.
Although Microsoft have withdrawn this offer as of yesterday, it is considered as a big privacy issue. (found via slashdot)
Vixta.org is a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed to be user-friendly and eye-catching, similar in look and feel to Windows Vista. Trying to spread Linux to the “masses”, not just sysadmins. It is vista look-a-like Linux Os. If you like Vista user interface, this distro is for you.
Vixta Linux distribution Goals
1. Absolutely free
2. Spread linux to the “masses”.
3. ABN – AbsolutelyNo Config.
6. Familiar look and Feel
Download Vixta Linux distribution
=> Visit official project home page