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Lessons Plans for Teachers Using Free and Open Source Software

http://wiki.edubuntu.org

This site is dedicated to collecting and cataloging lesson plans for classroom teachers interested in moving beyond mere document production and really tapping in to the promise of technology integration and education.

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ATI R200 Linux Driver Redux

http://www.phoronix.com

While ATI/AMD claim that they provide enough support for developing open source ATI Radeon drivers, developers of open source drivers tell a much different story. Very few of them have specifications, and those are stripped down and a lot of needed information is missing from them so they have to use time-consuming error-prone reverse engineering.

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IBM unleashes [free] software tool for thwarting pandemics

http://rawstory.com

IBM researchers on Friday released free software to help public health officials prevent pandemics of diseases such as bird flu or dengue fever.

IBM's Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) is a tool for public health scientists worldwide to forecast how diseases will spread in the same way meteorologists predict the paths of storms, according to researchers.

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Google Says Microsoft Web Servers are Used to Distribute Malware

http://www.windowsitpro.com

Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) Web servers are more than twice as likely to deliver malware to unsuspecting users than the open source Apache Web server, according to a recent security survey performed by Internet search giant Google. That's quite an allegation, coming as it does from one of Microsoft's chief competitors.

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The Lesser Known Apps of KDE - Development

http://www.raiden.net

One of the lesser known features of KDE is the selection of Development applications that come bundled with it. With these tools you can create quite a few different things ranging from programs to webpages to simple scripts that can be used for a variety of purposes either professionally or personally.

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MySQL Basics In Pictures

http://inpics.net

"This tutorial helps beginners learn the basics of using the open-source MySQL database."

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Pidgin - the little IM client that could

http://pidgin.im

Pidgin (used to be Gaim) is a slick graphical IM client that let's you connect to AIM, ICQ, Jabber (Yay!), MSN, Yahoo, and even IRC, all at once! Amaze your friends as you're able to chat with anyone of your buddies, at any time, using any protocol! Features: plugins, file transfer, logging.

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Kamloops school district gets an education in free software

http://applications.linux.com

The Kamloops/Thompson School District in British Columbia, Canada, is a free software success story. Gregg Ferrie, manager of information technology for the district, believes its infrastructure may be the largest Linux on-the-desktop implementation in Western Canada in public education.

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Apple-TV to run Linux soon?

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Apple's Apple-TV (A-TV) is based on a more-or-less standard Intel PC architecture, according to an in-depth "under-the-hood" analysis. Additionally, a community project has already reported success in getting a Linux kernel and various device drivers to operate on the platform.

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Desktop search tools for GNU/Linux: the competition hots up (part two)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In part one, I looked at the Beagle search tool on the command line and the graphical user interface and in part two I want to look at alternative front-ends for it: Yabi, Catfish, and Peagle

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GNU/Linux thin-clients

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I’ve been looking for a good GNU/Linux thin-client for my employer, a school district in the US. We have scores of aging desktops (primarily Intel PII 350 MHz and PIII 800 MHz systems) and looking more into the mobile arena for most computing needs.

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Optimizing Linux System Performance

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com

Performance optimization in Linux doesn't always mean what we might think. It's not just a matter of outright speed; sometimes it's about tuning the system so that it fits into a small memory footprint. You'd be hard-pressed to find a programmer that does not want to make programs run faster, regardless of the platform. Linux programmers are no exception.

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Dell vs. System76 Ubuntu Comparison

http://www.madpenguin.org

"I must admit that I was completely blown away to discover that in addition to a number of other 'rolling by' products to be featured with each front page load, Ubuntu PCs were among them. This means that it is possible that PC power users, who are currently comfortable with Windows, may give Dell and Ubuntu a serious look."

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OpenWRT 101 - what's behind the Wi-Fi revolution

http://www.oreillynet.com

OpenWRT is one of the key drivers behind the Wi-Fi revolution. It got its start as an embedded Linux platform for wireless routers, perhaps inspired by (while separate from) the GPL'd Linksys code, and since 2004 it has been managed as an open source project. OpenWRT has proven to be highly versatile and has spawned a number of forks.

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Low Cost PCs: Bad for Linux

http://www.madpenguin.org

As popular as they have been in the past, I still have some mixed feelings when it comes to the PR health of really low cost Linux PCs. On one hand, they are fantastic as they allow people access to modern computing that may have otherwise been prevented from switching from an older system or finding access to one, for that matter.

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