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Mot's Linux phone arrives at U.S. stores

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Motorola today sent out a mass email inviting recipients to "experience" its Linux-based RAZR2 V8 phone "at your nearest mobile phone store." The phone will be offered by all major U.S. GSM/GPRS providers, including AT&T (formerly Cingular), Sprint, and T-Mobile, according to reports.

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Linux telephony stack demo'd in China

http://www.linuxdevices.com

TapRoot Systems is demonstrating its telephony middleware for Linux/Qtopia-based mobile phones at the Linux Mobile Communications Conference this week in Beijing. TapRoot's director of product management, stated, "Development of Linux mobile phones is on the rise and is changing the landscape of the mobile phone industry. Our LinuxTel telephony software is a critical piece."

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PS-OSS : A study about Public Sector involvement in Open Source software

http://www.zeapartners.org

Public sector and Open Source Software (PS-OSS), a report commissioned by the EU Commission addresses the question : What would be the potential impact on the development of the Information Society if public organisations (administrations, research institutions, universities, agencies, public companies) were to release software fully owned by them under a Open Source licence?

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Order out of chaos: Airforce base swithces to Red Hat

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Over the course of 11 months the base switched from using HP Superdome and Sun servers and a Windows environment which Babb (chief information technology systems architect) described as “unstable” to “the only vendor out there that had gone through National Security Agency security" which was Red Hat.

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HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

http://www.apcmag.com

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia.

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Public Schools, Open Source Software and Linux

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Last school year, I worked as a technology coordinator for a rural high school in Illinois. In an attempt to save the school some money, I introduced OpenOffice.org, GIMP, Firefox, and Thunderbird. Linux was also installed on a few desktop PCs and a couple of servers. Ubuntu was the Linux distribution selected.

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Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Linux will power about 31 percent of all smartphones sold in 2012, and by then will have shipped in 331 million devices, says ABI. The research firm forecasts 75 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for Linux in smartphones through 2012, making it the fastest-growing OS in the sector.

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Open-source education may solve talent crunch

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SkillsCamp was born in an effort to galvanize the Indian technology community to create quality open source courseware helpful to people in the IT industry

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Lowering Barriers to Entry: Open Source and the Enterprise

http://future.gigaom.com

Contrary to published reports and popular opinion alike, the most important impact of open source on the enterprise has not been on pricing. The single most important impact of open source upon the enterprise has been the removal of barriers to entry and adoption - all thanks to open source’s ability to empower individual developers and architects.

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German universities migrate to Linux

http://www.computerweekly.com

Around 560,000 German students plus thousands of staff at 33 German universities will now be supported by Linux systems from Novell.

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Closed iPhone opens road for Linux phones

http://weblog.infoworld.com

Linux developers have been dying for a phone of their own ever since Sharp killed the Zaurus Linux-based PDA. Apple's decision to close iPhone to 3rd-party applications gave the green light to Linux phones and mobile devices.

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Singapore Airlines puts a Linux PC in every seat

http://www.linuxworld.com

Flying in economy class doesn't have to be a miserable experience. To make flying more enjoyable for its passengers, Singapore Airlines Ltd. is adding bigger screens, more in-flight movies and a PC, running Red Hat Inc.'s distribution of the Linux operating system, in every seat on its newest planes.

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Tiny Linux security device gains online knowledge base

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Linux security device maker Yoggie has launched a knowledge base to support its small-formfactor ARM-based hardware firewall products. The Yoggie Knowledge Base uses an FAQ (frequently asked questions) format, and currently has about 40 questions that reveal interesting details about Yoggie's tiny firewalls.

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PC Manufacturers Finally Embracing Linux, Sort Of

http://www.dailytech.com

Dell and Lenovo are the first two companies to recently offer pre-installed open source Linux distribution on PCs and notebooks, but I highly doubt they will be the last manufacturers to take the plunge...

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The gradual triumph of Linux

http://www.it-director.com

Open source moves at a different speed to commercial software. This has become apparent over the last decade as Linux and its Open Source fellow travelers (Apache, Open Office, MySQL, Firefox et al) gradually established their position in the software world.

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