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Linux Leaders Plot Counterattack on Microsoft

http://www.eweek.com

"The high priests of free software have congregated at Google Inc. headquarters this week to debate the future of the movement and face down recent patent threats by Microsoft Corp."

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Linspire deal: What will ESR and Shuttleworth do now?

http://www.itwire.com.au

"A few months back, the self-styled open source advocate Eric S. Raymond made a grand announcement about switching Linux distributions and moving from Fedora to Ubuntu."

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News flash: Microsoft finds that it is god of its own world

http://blogs.cnet.com

"I must admit that I am shocked - SHOCKED - that Microsoft found that its software is better than open source software on the desktop for European schools. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, after hours of rigorous study and painfully bought and paid for research, to find out that it likes its own software more than open source.... Who would have thought?"

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Can Microsoft Surround And Conquer Red Hat?

http://techiqmag.com

"Yet another open source software provider has signed a licensing and patent agreement with Microsoft. The VAR Guy wonders: Is Microsoft moving a few strategic pieces into place before launching a legal showdown against Red Hat?"

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Is Open Source complacent?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

As you probably have heard or read about by now Microsoft has made another deal with another open source company. This time Linspire has signed a deal with Microsoft to license VOIP and Windows proprietary media formats and true type fonts. My question is why? There is no need as those technologies are already in the open source world.

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The era of open source negotiation

http://blogs.zdnet.com

It is just possible the latest exchange of notes between Jonathan Schwartz and Linus Torvalds signals the start of a new era in business.

Call it the era of open source negotiation.

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Spice up Windows - replace it with Linux

http://blog-of-gentoo.blogspot.com

"I decided to write a series of essays about moving from Windows system to a Linux one. There are plenty resources online that can help with this transition. I just thought to make an easy one and with explaining each step of doing so"

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Bringing free software down to earth

http://www.economist.com

AS HE lays out his vision for the future of open-source software, Mark Shuttleworth is enthusiastic, but he looks tired. He has been up late negotiating yet another deal as part of his mission to bring open source to a wider audience.

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Consequences of Closed Source Software in Linux

http://www.osweekly.com

With the news of Linspire's CNR coming soon to Ubuntu, and Automatix now offering a limited number of closed source, commercial applications, what possible consequences will this have on the Linux community and open source as a whole?

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South Africa's first Linux training academy

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In a first for South Africa, Linux Holdings have launched a full-time Linux Training Academy.

Kin Le Roux, MD of Linux Holdings explained that the Linux curriculum consists of four months full time Linux training and then a six months internship at an open source related company.

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Linuxchix coordinator resigns amidst controversy

http://community.linux.com

The top leader of Linuxchix resigned yesterday in the midst of a controversy over her leadership style. In a statement released to all Linuxchix mailing lists, coordinator Mary Gardiner said her decision was a difficult one, but because of a "mismatch in goals, LinuxChix should be run by someone with a better relationship with its current (implicit) goals."

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Ubuntu and the Unions

http://www.ericlee.info

"But Linux has not taken off, at least not in the trade union movement, and without trying to analyze why that is the case (I hope some of you will tell me), I want to point out five very good reasons why trade unionists should consider making the switch."

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Spice up Windows - replace it! [with Linux]; part 5

http://blog-of-gentoo.blogspot.com

In my few previous posts I've stated that I'd like to help people to spice their system and move from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. I started to explain the process in last posts. I hope that to this point you got used to those applications I've suggested before. If not, just have another week or two using them, until you're comfortable enough with them.

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Is the Linux development model flawed?

http://www.techworld.com

"Back in the early 1990s, when Linux initiator Linus Torwalds and open source software started to make headlines, the idea of giving software away seemed crazy. Looking at the headway the movement has made since then, you might be forgiven for wondering why Linux desktops have failed to become as ubiquitous as Linux servers are."

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2008 May Be the Year of the Open-Source Desktop

http://www.computerworld.com

The desktop is uncharted territory. Over the past year, I’ve been on a quest to find an operating system that balances ease of use, stability, low cost and high functionality...I think I can say when the open-source desktop will become a more widely deployed end-user operating system: when it becomes a product and not a project.

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