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Five Tired Old Myths About GNU/Linux

http://lxer.com

Would you believe that, in 2007, there are people who still blame Linux for the lack of hardware vendors who advertise Linux support and who believe that the Bash project's evangelists are hurting Linux uptake? Look, if you're going to claim the GNU/Linux community is not grasping the average computer user, at least use some up-to-date arguments.

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We're all Linux users

http://desktoplinux.com

Face it: we're all already Linux users. Do you use the Web? Google? TiVo? Mobile phones are next (check out upcoming Rokr and Razr2 models), and desktops will likely follow.

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Dell explains Linux to non-technical users

http://www.dell.com

Well, sort of. On the StudioDell site where they have all their DellTV-ish howtos and infos, they've got a new 5 minute video called: "Linux 101: What's all the Fuss?" It focuses heavily on Ubuntu with screencasts to go with the commentary that roughly explains the concept of open source and gives examples of popular open source applications.

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The Next Generation

http://www.linuxtoday.com

"But what really floored me was Andy's youngest son, 10-year-old Greg, who chimed in the middle of the conversation and asked me (and I quote): “how hard is it to run Windows programs, like executables, on Linux?”"

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One year with Linux

http://diveintomark.org

One year ago, I switched to Linux for a variety of reasons revolving around software freedom, choice, and data preservation.

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Can GravityZoo provide a viable FOSSaaS business model?

http://www.saasweek.com

"Governments, Medium and Large sized companies are benefiting from FOSS-work, which represents a market value of about Euro 12 billion..."

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A day at the Open Source Business Conference

http://lwn.net

Once he started talking, (Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik) was a fairly general presentation on the value of open source software, standards, interoperability, etc

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OpenSUSE aims Linux initiative at schools

http://www.desktoplinux.com

"Novell's openSUSE project has launched a new initiative dedicated to advancing the public awareness of the popular Linux distribution in the educational community."

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Business 101: How to advertise your substandard product, lecture 1

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

A funny piece where we are to imagine 4 students (Bill, Steve, Mark and Richard - you know who they are) learning about advertising. I had a good laugh at this one.

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Created by dave 7 years 10 weeks ago
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Getting the most from open source

http://news.bbc.co.uk

Link to a BBC "online" programme that is all about linux, F/OSS, etc etc. Good to see "them" telling the masses that there are alternatives, not so good that the actual programme this is related too (available online and broadcast on the BBC "News24" channel) treats this whole subject with a little too much (for my liking) stigmatisation/levity (mentions of "bearded techies" and similar).

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Ubuntu Linux's Mark Shuttleworth in the Hot Seat

http://www.computerworld.com

Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African to travel into space, paying $20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world.

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Privacy International demands apology from Google over smear campaign

http://www.daniweb.com

The plot thickens the the google/microsoft/privacy debate...

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Free Software Magazine pays for articles!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

We started FSM about 3 years ago with two goals in mind: publish fantastic articles about free software, and pay people to write good articles. We believe we managed to reach the first goal. As far as payment, before now, we never managed to pay cash for articles.

This has finally changed.

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Sun's McNealy: 'Kick Butt and Have Fun'

http://www.linuxinsider.com

On April 19, one day before an open source advocate protested Bill Gates' visit to Tsinghua University in Beijing, McNealy, who lives in a Microsoft-free household and believes everyone should have a smart Java Latest News about Java chip behind their ears, sat down with China Daily reporter Wang Xing to talk about his experiences.

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Open standards advocate comes out in favor of Microsoft - Software - News - ZDNet Asia

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Microsoft's Open XML is not as bad as it has been made out to be, while the Open Document Format (ODF) has many "misleading" claims, according to an open standards activist.

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