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Competing with the wrong companies (Hint: go after proprietary not other OSS)

http://weblog.infoworld.com

I remain frustrated by the complete lack of marketing and business sense that many open source companies continue to display. I thought that we were past the whole foolishness of competing in the ghetto amongst ourselves vs. the big proprietary guys with lots of dough but it seems that the argument has just started taking other forms.

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Will Codeweavers Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

http://lawtech.wordpress.com

I have received some feedback on my previous Linux post talking about a commercial product for Linux called Cross Over published by Codeweavers.

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Easy TV Data promises TV listings for Myth TV users

http://www.linux.com

A group of developers from free software digital video recorder (DVR) related projects announced the first step towards a solution for obtaining free television listing information this week. The search for such a free guide data source has been on since June, when Zap2it Labs announced it would shut down its free, XML-based service as of September 1.

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BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The BBC Trust has asked to meet open source advocates to discuss their complaints over the corporation's Windows-only on demand broadband TV service, iPlayer.

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Web 2.0 is built on Open Source

http://www.venturecake.com

Amazon uses Linux. eBay uses Windows. But what OSs and webservers run Web 2.0? We tested 17 of our favorites and found out. The script is included below to check for yourself.

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What if I get hit by a bus?

http://education.zdnet.com

In a classroom setting, Linux presents a lot of advantages for me as a teacher. I can easily use and experiment with cool new software and expose my students to a variety of platforms in a controlled environment. As Marc points out, doing this at an enterprise level is a much different story.

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Ubuntu: Taking Over the Linux World

http://www.madpenguin.org

This just in: it's an Ubuntu future. Think I'm nuts? Take a cold, hard look around. Even though I'm a fan of other delightful distros like Damn Small Linux and Puppy Linux, there are other honorable mentions, such as Fedora (a fine distro) and OpenSuSE. At the end of the day, however, Ubuntu has won the hearts of common users. And that is not my opinion, this is simply a matter of numbers.

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Canadian banks put the brakes on open source

http://www.itbusiness.ca

Linux-based and Unix-based apps are becoming commonplace in the enterprise, but some sectors are still holding out. IDC and Info-Tech explain why our financial institutions are reluctant to take the plunge. Also: a consultant tells us where they could be missing out

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Linux: Keyboard Blink Driver less power-hungry

http://kerneltrap.org

In the ongoing effort to reduce the power consumption of the linux kernel [story] and take better advantage of the tickless kernel patch [story], Stephen Hemminger posted a patch to make it possible to unload the keyboard blink driver, "the blink driver wakes up every jiffy which wastes power unnecessarily"

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Path cleared to open source wireless drivers and firmware

http://www.thejemreport.com

[...] a few wireless network chip manufacturers have claimed that they cannot release their hardware documentation or firmware interface documentation to open source driver developers because FCC regulations forbid it. That excuse is no longer valid.

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Don’t be fooled, Linux is not free

http://education.zdnet.com

The fact is that, in a production environment, Linux is NOT a free solution. There are costs associated with every solution and the relative cost of any solution is dependent upon many factors. In the end, no solution will serve all needs, nor will any solution, by itself, prove to be dramatically more cost-effective than another.

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A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

http://arstechnica.com

"Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one of the new projects competing for a share of school-aged computer users in developing countries. I was able to survey this machine thanks to Helio Chissini de Castro of Mandriva."

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