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Microsoft's Big Gamble Could Be Linux's Big Shot

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – Now that Windows 8 has made its long-awaited and widely trumpeted debut, there seems to be a fresh air of excitement and purpose here in the Linux blogosphere. This, of course, is not to say that many of us here are particularly excited about Microsoft's new OS, per se. Quite the opposite, in fact: Many of us are excited about the opportunity Win 8 means for Linux. "In the past the Linux has failed to capitalize on Microsoft's errors and capture new users," explained the TuxRadar crew in a new Open Ballot poll, for example. (General)