[News] [Rival] GNU/Linux Gains from Microsoft's Bricking of Windows XP

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Windows update causes Windows XP to freak out

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| So yeah, let’s all move to Linux. Someone 
| tell Scott. 


Windows XP patch fiasco gets even crazier, Microsoft now scrambling for solutions

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| If you ever needed a reason to go Linux, 
| here you go. The noise surrounding this 
| patently obscure Windows XP bug / patch 
| fiasco has just reached a fever pitch, and 
| now we’ve got engineers within Redmond 
| scratching their heads, too.


Windows patch causes blue screen of death for some


MS update gives some XP boxes the Blue Screen


Microsoft Pulls Security Update Blamed For Windows XP Blue Screen Of Death 


Rootkit May Be Culprit in Recent Windows Crashes


Microsoft stops serving Window patch blamed for blue screens


Adobe fixes critical vulnerability in Flash - Update 

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| Security updates for the Adobe Flash 
| Player and for AIR fix a critical 
| security vulnerability which allows Flash 
| applets to circumvent certain security 
| functions in order to access other websites 
| without obtaining the user's permission. A 
| specially crafted Flash file on a malicious web 
| page could read data, including banking data or 
| similar, displayed in other open browser 
| windows.



Telling the Linux Story

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| So, this morning, I tried something new: with
| a little video capture with RecordMyDesktop
| and a little editing from kdenlive, I was able
| to put together a (very) rough concept of what
| one user's search for Linux just might look
| like.
| It was a fun thing to do in just an hour's
| time, and I may donate it as a demo video to
| the Linux Foundation's new We're Linux video
| contest, if they want it. (It's too long for
| the contest, and I would recuse myself from
| participating, anyway.)

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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 At the airport + Linux, virtualization, and the cloud ,----[ Quote ] | I’m in DC because I gave some talks this morning about Linux along with our | Red Hat partner. To summarize: | | * Linux is more than ready for business critcal deployments. | * The ability to run Linux on multiple hardware platforms offers great | flexibility to match your IT workloads to the systems you already own | or to systems that are tuned to the applications you will be running. | * Linux and virtualization go together very naturally, wi...

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