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Open source geeks asked to 'stand up and be counted'

http://www.builderau.com.au

Australians working with open source software are urged to participate in an online census launched this week to discover the capabilities of the local industry.

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Can open source save the doctor-patient relationship?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Over at my health care blog, I’m asking whether open source is the cure for what ails health care IT.

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The Coming Electronic Health Record Software Disaster

http://www.linuxmednews.com

The conventional wisdom seems to be that the United States as a nation needs to 'financially incentivize the adoption of Electronic Health Record technology'. While the intentions are good, what this seems to translate into is a rush in the next few years to get any EHR software installed at all costs.

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Amazon launches DRM-free "Amazon MP3" music downloads

http://www.engadget.com

If you're into DRM-free music, you have a reason to get pretty excited today. As speculated, Amazon has launched the public beta of its new digital music portal called Amazon MP3, which will feature two million songs from 180,000 artists and 20,000 labels,

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Taking notes with Tomboy

http://fosswire.com

Whether it’s physical sticky notes, text documents you save on your desktop or something else, most of take notes. Reminders to do things or snippets of information you might need later.While the latter method of text documents on your desktop is a way in which you can keep notes on your computer, it’s not all that efficient and useful... Enter Tomboy

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A free market for free software

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

It is one thing to recognise a problem, quite another to fix it. Although the Globalisation Institute is quite correct in saying that Microsoft's effective monopoly of the desktop is unfair to competitors and holds back the market, its proposed solution is no solution at all.

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Why Public Schools Should Adopt Linux

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I seriously don’t understand why schools don’t do this. If your school needs a PC lab, buy a whole bunch of Pentium 3 computers (or even Pentium 2) and run Ubuntu. It comes with almost everything a school computer needs. Kids in public school won’t know how to modify the system in any way and its completely safe to use.

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Linux Education in America: Inspiration from Russia?

http://lxer.com

The reason that the Russian announcement is funny boils down to the perception over the years that Russia equates to totalitarianism, whilst here in America we're all about Freedom and innovation.

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Linux and open source software pay off for PayPal

http://www.techworld.com

When Scott Thompson left Visa to take the CTO role at PayPal in 2005, the Web company's data centre surprised him. "Wait a minute," he recalls saying, "they run a payment system on Linux?"

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Linux Adoption World Map!

http://www.listphile.com

This list is tracking news articles of governments and businesses converting to Linux. Everyone is free to add/edit on this list.

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Vietnam to begin working on free software

http://www.thanhniennews.com

The Vietnamese agent for Asianux, an Asian consortium distributing open source software LINUX, is set to develop the open source software market in the country.

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How open source saved a school district’s IT department

http://www.linuxworld.com

California district slashes expenses, improves productivity with open source software

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Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

http://www.eweek.com

Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

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Open source software for architects

http://www.linux.com

When I began my career as an assistant architect 12 years ago, I used AutoCAD R12, 3D Studio, CorelDraw 6.0, and Photoshop 4.0 for architectural drawing and 3-D modeling. Today, many architects still use their later versions, but those bulky packages provide many functions an architect will never use.

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Danish School Kid's Verdict On The OLPC Laptop: It's Cool!

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

Negropontes' people's PC is solely aimed at schoolchildren and if they give it thumbs down the large-scale project won't succeed -- no matter what kind of conclusions experts and theoretical thinkers can come up with.

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