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iFreeTablet: Free software alternative to Apple's tablet

http://www.ifreetablet.com

"...On February 4 will be presented, the iFreeTablet, capping more than 20 years of research of EATCO Group at the University of Cordoba in the field of usability, ergonomics and adaptive devices as an alternative to the new Apple tablet..."

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Open Source Web Conferencing for Distance Education

http://code.google.com

For University or Colleges looking to offer a high-quality learning experience to remote students, we've released a new version of BigBlueButton. BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system that offers real-time sharing of slides, voice, chat, video, and desktop sharing.

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Symbian phone software now available for free

http://news.yahoo.com

The Symbian Foundation says the software that powers the most smart phones in the world is being made largely available for free for anyone to use.

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Four Security Worries of Cloud Computing

http://blog.datamation.com

The total number of dollars rushing toward cloud computing is massive. The various top research firms - IDC, Gartner, et al. -- all have eyebrow-raising forecasts about the growth rate of cloud-based computing services. But are you seeing a lot of headlines about safety? No, not really, though the worries are out there.

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New UK Survey: Free Software is Winning

http://boycottnovell.com

Free software (not necessarily libre but at the very least gratis) is increasingly adopted, based on a new study

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New Zealand School Shows Microsoft the Door

http://ostatic.com

Familiarity undoubtedly ranks among the largest barriers to open source adoption — software, like so many other things, is habit-forming. Much of that familiarity, at least among younger users, comes from the prevalence of proprietary applications in education, an area awash with government regulations, competitive bidding, and its own habit-induced hangups.

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Mozilla takes on YouTube video

http://www.h-online.com

Since last week's announcement of the YouTube and Vimeo beta versions which use HTML5's element, the Mozilla developers have been defending the fact that Firefox 3.6 cannot play the content on these betas even though it supports HTML5. The reason for the problem is that the HTML5 working groups decided not to specify which video codecs the tag would support.

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Android will soon trail only Symbian, says IDC

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Android will trail only Symbian in mobile phone market share by 2013, according to IDC. Android phones such as the pictured Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which is now heading for NTT DoCoMo, will grow 150.4 percent to 68.0 million units by 2013, but other Linux-based phones will struggle, says IDC.

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Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

http://blogs.computerworld.com

We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.

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NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

http://www.cio.com.au

A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

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The Web, the Desktop, and the Google between

http://yuenhoe.co.cc

Chrome OS is Google's proof-of-concept for a future where everything - both data and the programs and services that manipulate them - will live on the wide web. I don’t personally find it a very appealing path either, and the things I’ll be talking about below will probably explain why.

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London stock exchange switches to Linux

http://www.theinquirer.net

IN THE CITY OF LONDON, the financial heart of the UK, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has begun a twelve-month migration to a Linux based trading system.

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Are you ready for an open source car?

http://www.networkworld.com

Software isn't the only thing open; open source could change the auto game

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Firefox 3.6 released!

http://www.mozilla.com

Firefox 3.6 is built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development since early 2009 and contains many improvements for web developers, add-on developers, and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Maemo.

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Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland's apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly "stealing" code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale "theft" of code from another website. Of course it's not "theft" it's copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto. Microsoft confessed blaming a vendor they had worked with.

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