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Open Source: Changing Models, Changing Mindsets, Part 1

http://www.linuxinsider.com

IBM reached an open source milestone recently when it recognized the one-millionth download of its WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Free to download and use, WAS CE provides a flexible foundation for developing Java applications. Technical support is offered through annual subscriptions.

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Tighter budgets mean more Open Source

http://opensourcecommunity.org

I just read two really interesting articles (Giving proprietary vendors a run for their money & Could Linux become the dominant OS?).These articles and a discussion I had yesterday about budget constraints for the next calendar year makes me think that Open Source Software (OSS) is on the verge of becoming mainstream over the next few years.

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Meet Copowi, the world's first ISP to guarantee network neutrality

http://arstechnica.com

How much would you pay for an Internet connection from an ISP that guarantees a neutral network, bills itself as a "social enterprise" instead of a traditional business, and sends free Ubuntu CDs to every new customer?

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Selling Free Software

http://rackit.gartnerwebdev.com

"...Distributing free software is an opportunity to raise funds for development. Don’t waste it..."

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Dell Creating Consumer PCs Complete with Virtualization

http://weblog.infoworld.com

It has been confirmed that Dell is developing a consumer PC line that will run multiple versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux software at the same time using virtualization platforms to perform the magic.

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Is Microsoft winning the web server war?

http://www.raiden.net

Is Microsoft slowly winning the Web Server war? I say no!

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The Novell/Microsoft Deal Dissected

http://boycottnovell.com

A regular reader of this site, MattD, has taken a look at Novell’s FAQ about the Microsoft deal. His analysis is worth extra attention. The FAQ is by no means new, but knowing what we know 9 months later, the intents are transparent.

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Creating an Open Source Strategy - Part 2

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

Our first step was to create an inventory of the open source products that we use at my IT shop. We have a few areas within the organization that were early adopters of OSS and have a variety of products in use. When polling the staff for OSS products, I expected to find between 20-30 actively being used.

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Giving proprietary vendors a run for their money

http://opensourceblog.itproportal.com

As businesses look to become less dependent on software vendors to solve their integration issues there is a groundswell of support for open source solutions. For companies already using open source, a survey of IT decision makers by Forrester earlier this year found that 51% were using it in mission-critical applications.

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Virgin America migrates to Red Hat Linux

http://www.computerweekly.com

New US airline Virgin America has migrated to Red Hat Linux to host its website.

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Is VMware too close to Linux?

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Maybe you've heard of VMware. You know, EMC's baby, huge IPO, Bloomberg called it the hottest tech stock since Google in 2004, drove a member of our staff mad?

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What the XenSource deal says about open source

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

Very little, in my opinion. While Matt Asay sees the deal as "a big win for open source... mostly because it pegs the value of an open source company quite high" I'm not sure that's true in this case.

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Forrester: Businesses still saying no to Vista

http://www.infoworld.com

An anticipated rush by businesses to adopt Windows Vista hasn't materialized as IT managers stick with familiar systems and wait for the release of Vista Service Pack 1

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Ada Core Technologies: Free Software Business Model Is Viable

http://blue-gnu.biz

It has been said there is no such thing as a 'true' Free Software business. Blue GNU interviewed the Ada Core Technologies team to learn about the company that has been a 'true' Free Software business for over 20 years.

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Open source security OK, experts assure SMBs

http://www.computerweekly.com

Ignore the myths. Open source security technology is an affordable and robust option for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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