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Stay away from OpenOffice.org until Oracle shows commitment, analyst says

http://www.computerworld.com

A European IT consulting firm is warning large enterprises and government entities not to deploy OpenOffice.org until Oracle Corp. shows proof that it will invest as heavily in the development of open-source productivity suite as project champion Sun Microsystems Inc. did.

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Use IceCat over Firefox

http://drascus.wordpress.com

This is an article about why the Free Software community should embrace GNU IceCat over Firefox. It covers installation and what is attractive about this Firefox Clone...

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Created by drascus321 7 years 20 weeks ago
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Even Gates and Ballmer can't live without Linux.

http://it.toolbox.com

Linux has increased in both popularity and usage over the years in an almost exponential curve. So much so that Bill Gates has called Linux a virus and Steve Ballmer describes it as a cancer. It must have really galled them when they realised that they cannot live without Linux. Not just these power heads of microsoft either. Every single windows user cannot live without Linux.

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[FSF] An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill, technologist and author.

http://www.fsf.org

"...A strong free software movement focused on the principled issues of software freedom -- and a strong FSF in particular -- will determine what freedoms the next generation of computer users enjoy. At stake is no less than the next generation's autonomy. If you are not an FSF associate member, now is the time to become one..."

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Interview with KMail Developer Thomas McGuire

http://www.kdenews.org

Welcome back again to the KDE Interview series. Last time we spoke with Thiago Macieira, one of the old timers in KDE development. Today we feature Thomas McGuire, the KMail maintainer. Italian readers may prefer the original interview.

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Red Hat sponsors open source religion

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat started out as a catalog business peddling Linux and Unix software and started tucking a homegrown Linux created by Marc Ewing in the back of the catalogs. It didn't take long to realize that the Linux was worth more than the catalog business, and thus the poster child for the commercialized open source movement was born.

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Open Source House Launches Design Competition

http://ostatic.com

Architectural Web site Arch Daily points to a design competition at Open Source House for individuals or teams to create a eco-friendly sustainable single-family house for a specifically designated spot in Ghana. The contest, which runs until May 15, 2010, encourages designers to "think big" and come up with ways their initial designs can be implemented on a larger scale.

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Emacs Muse 3.20 released

http://blog.mwolson.org

"Emacs Muse 3.20 is now available. Emacs Muse is an authoring and publishing environment for Emacs. It simplifies the process of writing documents and publishing them to various output formats. One of the principal aims in the development of Muse is to make it very easy to produce good-looking, standards-compliant documents..."

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Interview With Netbook Master Marco Martin From the KDE Plasma Team

http://www.kdenews.org

A while ago, Giovanni Venturi interviewed Marco Martin for the Italian KDE website (so if you read Italian, please see there for the authentic version). For our Italian-challenged readers, we are pleased to present an English translation below.

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Eben Moglen: It's time to build a free social networking distribution

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"A free software distribution is within our reach," SFLC Chairman Eben Moglen said in a talk about "Freedom in the Cloud" on February 2. "What we need is a really good web server that you can put in your pocket and plug in any place.

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Some things in Linux are hard. Get over it!

http://it.toolbox.com

In the continuing scuffles between the various operating system advocacy's there is a recurring argument against Linux that it is hard to use. I emphatically disagree. Using a configured Linux distribution is no different to using any other configured operating system.

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European Mozilla Community Loves Free Software @ Hegyalja Festival 2010

http://blogs.mozilla-europe.org

«Like in the past few years, “Ubuntu and Free Software” Tent was put up again this year at the Hegyalja Festival 2010. With support of the Zöld Pók Foundation, under the leadership of Róbert Fidrich (Fidusz) two volunteers: Márk Dániel (loldma) and Kálmán Szalai (KAMI) introduced the free software to the visitors...»

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OpenOffice.org Council members resign

http://www.h-online.com

Following the call that OpenOffice.org Council members which were also involved with The Document Foundation and LibreOffice development should resign due to a conflict of interest, two members have now officially stepped down.

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Is HP Rude To Gnu/Linux Users?

http://www.muktware.com

HP has introduced its first all-in-one PC as part of the enterprise-class HP Compaq 6000 Pro family. It is unfortunate that HP doesn't offer Gnu/Linux on these machines.

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The FSF wants you to go stick it to Apple

http://www.techlusive.com

"The FSF, in it’s timeless crusade to make the world a more free place by spreading the use of free software, has issued a challenge to Apple. It does not agree with the Apple store selling restricted iPhone apps. Apple’s OSX operating system is chalk full of GNU’s free software, so they have their hand very much stuck in the fly paper.

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