Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 23:59 UTC
Windows Windows 7 has been out and about for little over a week now, and as it turns out, Microsoft's new baby is doing relatively well. That is, according to the figures by NetApplications: Windows 7 already reached the 3% mark this weekend, and is already closing in on the 4% mark.
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"As for boot time who the hell cares when you can't boot into an OS that doesn't run mainstream software like MS Office and Itunes."

Both MS Office and ITunes run on Linux using WINE/Crossover Office. These days, installing these programs in a default Ubuntu distro is very easy.

This reminds me of an anecdote: I got a CD-ROM with my MRI results for my knee. I was expecting JPGs or something but saw they were in a format I didn't know (DICOM); there was also Windows viewer on the CD-ROM. I right-clicked on the viewer program and saw one of the menu entries was "Open with Crossover Office."

I tried the option, not expecting anything, but a few seconds later I was looking at the MRI pictures of my knee inside the standalone Windows viewer (can't remember the name, I don't have it with me).

Just to say that an increasing number of Windows app do run in Linux.

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