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Linux: making small businesses possible

http://www.jejik.com

It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.

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Is Microsoft winning the FUD war in the board room?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One by one, free and open source software providers are signing agreements with “the dark side”, the poster child for proprietary software, and (many say) the antithesis of open source: Microsoft.

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The Market for GNU/Linux Servers in Europe Is Hot

http://www.itjungle.com

"Across the EMEA region, Linux is still being adopted at an increasing rate, with sales of Linux-based servers rising by 42 percent in the first quarter; on a global basis, Linux server sales grew by only 10 percent in the same time period."

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South African bank switches 12,000 desktops to GNU/Linux

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Following recent reports of a South African bank eyeing out Linux, Novell South Africa today issued a statement in which it said it had reached an agreement with First National Bank of South Africa to standardise the bank's 12 000 desktops in its 680 retail branches on Novell's Linux product.

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Ubuntu’s Death Rattle

http://www.devside.net

I _would_ say that all the eggs have been placed into the same basket, but if you look at the past, you quickly realize the rest of the eggs have already been broken and this is a last effort attempt to save a sinking ship.

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Issue 18 of Free Software Magazine is out!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Issue 18 is here and with it another bunch of great articles all about free software. We have Andrew Min showing us how to dual-boot Windows and Kubuntu. There's Mitch Meyran's in depth article on 3D desktops and Xavier Calbet's one on Fractal generation.

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Microsoft strikes another deal - this time with Xandros

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will share technology with Linux distributor Xandros Inc., the latest in a string of deals meant to help the patent-protected Windows operating system work more smoothly with open-source programs.

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The open source governmental adoption wave

http://weblog.infoworld.com

"While governments considering supporting OSS are primarily concerned with significant switching costs and incompatibility problems, OSS is actually superior to proprietary software because it increases compatibility and consequently decreases switching costs in the long term."

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Ubuntu Propaganda

http://www.madman2k.net

Inspired by a "Vista-Capable" User Avatar which said "Windows Vista incapable/ Stick with Windows XP", a Linux supporter made this cool sticker. Would be nice to see it available in real.

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Open source revenues to reach $5.8bn

http://www.computing.co.uk

Sales of open source software will grow from $1.8bn last year to $5.8bn in 2011, analyst firm IDC predicts.

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Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

http://ubuntuforums.org

This article shows you how to get rid of those unwanted files taking up space in your Ubuntu folders.

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A GNU/Linux computer in every garage?

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A U.S. government- and industry-led coalition aiming to equip every car and roadside in America with wirelessly connected computers has tapped GNU/Linux for a prototype design. The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VII-C) hopes to lower driver death rates, reduce traffic jams, and media-enable cars before 2017.

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Free software makes the invisible man

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Remember the ever-popular "boy gets invisible and heads into girls locker room" storyline in movies? Free software may be about to make this dream a reality!

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Berlin to make better use of its free software

http://www.heise.de

Good on you, Harald Wolf! This Senator of Economics of Berlin has decreed his department is migrating to free software in 2008.

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Is the desktop dead?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Red Hat’s, Brian Stevens, claims that the desktop is dead. This may seem a trifle premature, but from my own perspective, that has already been the case for several years.

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