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Lenovo Targets Rural China With Basic PC

http://www.nytimes.com

Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday it will sell a basic personal computer aimed at China's vast but poor rural market and priced as low as $199.

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"Open source business model" takes on a new meaning with the Open Business Foundation

http://www.linux.com

"The Open Business Foundation (OBF) operates on two premises: that the open source development community makes good business sense, and that small businesses can be more successful if they band together with each other to share resources of all kinds."

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Googlephone could be powered by Linux and free of charge

http://www.daniweb.com

Could the Googlephone, in a move which would perfectly match it being Linux powered, be the first totally free cellphone?

By combining Google applications and services with the advertising revenue on a Google specific handset, there is even the rather intriguing prospect of not having to pay a few hundred bucks for the hardware and a monthly fee to use it.

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Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

http://redmondmag.com

The jury is out on whether smaller shops can actually work with open source operating systems.

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How Many People Really Use Linux -- And Stick With It?

http://www.informationweek.com

I am growing infernally curious about what the end-of-the-year sales figures for Dell’s Ubuntu machines will be. Not just how many bought those machines or in what proportion to Windows users, but how their long-term experiences shape up against others (as well as whether or not they elected to buy support).

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Open-source replacement for Microsoft Project on its way

http://www.linux-watch.com

On August 7, Projity, an on-demand software company will announce at LinuxWorld in San Francisco that it is releasing a public beta of OpenProj, a complete open-source desktop replacement of Microsoft Project.

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Seven Financial Reasons Not to Use Windows

http://www.cio.com

Windows is often the most intuitive choice from the CIO's perspective. Just like in the old days, when "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM," Microsoft is safe, at least from the stockholder's perspective.

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Seven Financial Reasons to Use Linux in the Enterprise

http://www.cio.com

Even a discussion on religion and politics might well include mention of operating systems when a Linux user is in the room.

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Open Source Secrets

http://www.cioinsight.com

Open source is no longer a stranger in many IT shops as more companies become comfortable with the reliability of the ever evolving technology to develop crucial systems.

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Free Software News Site Adheres to Free Software Business Model

http://blue-gnu.biz

Blue Gnu Media & Technology launched Blue GNU, a news site focused on the Free Software movement. The company uses only Free Software for both its office and website.

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IBM to save energy and $250M using Linux

http://www.linuxworld.com

IBM is embarking on a huge energy-conservation project to consolidate about 3,900 of its own servers reducing power use by about 80 percent and saving US$250 million on electricity, support and software over five years. Under the project, IBM will replace 3,900 smaller servers with 30 IBM System z9 mainframes running Linux and virtualization software.

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Open Source Being Repositioned in Corporate America

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Open Source methodology has gained some ground in one of the last places you and I might expect: In the development area of corporations. Consultants are calling environments like Sourceforge Enterprise Edition a Digital Development Environment.

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Community Linux on the Rise

http://www.redherring.com

About 52 percent of those surveyed said they’re implementing Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and other versions of Linux over commercially supported packages such as those from Red Hat and Novell SUSE.

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Sun's 'Project Copy Linux' not a Linux copy

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

We went to OSCON, hoping to uncover some fresh details on Sun Microsystems' "Project Indiana." We mostly failed in this endeavor.

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Rockin' on without Microsoft

http://news.com.com

Ball told his IT department he wanted Microsoft products out of his business within six months. "I said, 'I don't care if we have to buy 10,000 abacuses,'" recalled Ball, who recently addressed the LinuxWorld trade show. "We won't do business with someone who treats us poorly."

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