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Links and recommended reading


Links and sources

Microsoft trying to kill the Linux Desktop (knife the baby)
http://www.theregister.com/2002/03/19/microsoft_killed_dell_linux_states/


Dell not offering Windows less computers.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/06/dell_open_pc/


Dell offering Linux in China
http://www.theregister.com/2007/01/09/dell_linux_china/


Why children favour Linux, how unbiased people approach Linux
http://reallylinux.com/docs/linuxforkids.shtml

Microsoft Linux and the hype around Novell / Microsoft cooperation:
http://www.forbes.com/home/enterprisetech/2006/11/02/linux-opensource-microsoft-tech-enter-cz_dl_1102linux.html


Conclusive bit about Windows vs. Linux on security, comparing a map of system calls
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project.cfm?id=392



Recommended reading 


Marketing:

Marketing Warfare - Al ries

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries and Jack Trout



Business:

Power Negotiation - Roger Dawson
Unfortunately still not part of every university education. Absolutely necessary for everybody: To loosely quote Roger Dawson: "...Everytime you are knee cap to knee cap with another human being, you are negotiating, chances are that everything you want is currently owned or controlled by another human being, negotiation is the way to get it...."


Just for Fun - Linus Torvalds




Physics:

Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics) - Gary Zukav


Fun:

Terry Pratchett's Discworld
I have followed the discworld novels for many years now and they have become better and better. Being a avid fan of the Lord of the rings trilogy, I now consider the discworld a "Tolkien in the making", already beating the J.R.R. in diversity, wit and most of all, humor (which is totally absent in Lord of the rings, there is not even one HA!).
It is such a brilliant and funny mirror of the real world. I wait for the day that they will bring it to the big screen, it is so much less dry than TLOTR and would appeal to a much broader audience.





this document was created on:
15. Jant. 2007
updated on:
15. Jan. 2007