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Helsinki city officials highly satisfied with Free Software

http://fsfe.org

City officials in Helsinki, Finland, are overwhelmingly satisfied after trying out the Free Software office suite OpenOffice.org on their laptops. 75% of 600 officials have been using OpenOffice.org exclusively since February, as part of a pilot project where the city installed the program on 22,500 workstations.

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Planning to Migrate to Linux? BEWARE!!!

http://linuxmigrante.blogspot.com

As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Some of these users, thinking they are about to enter the Promised Land, fail to fully consider the disastrous consequences that abandoning the firm, old Windows tradition may cause.

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The Corporation has gone Open Source

http://www.itworld.com

While Microsoft and friends are doing their best to hide Linux and open-source software from the public, businesses have been adopting Linux and open-source faster than ever.

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UK Government Gets More Serious About GNU/Linux Migration

http://techrights.org

Microsoft gradually loses control of the British public sector

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Open source software. The gateway drug to Linux.

http://it.toolbox.com

Some of the best open source software (OSS) around is multiple platform. You can run the exact same software with the same look and feel (I can understand the look part but how do you feel a program? Do a Vulcan mind meld with it?) no matter what operating system you use.

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Mainstream Linux Acceptance

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

Working in computer repair I meet a variety of people every day, and while I am ritualisticly astounded by the daftness of many, I do try to help those people figure out how to do what it is they wish to do.

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Milton Public Library and Other Regional Libraries Deploy GNU/Linux

http://boycottnovell.com

An exemplary success story of GNU/Linux on the desktops in Canada; another new example from Craigslist

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Bull Migrates Desktops to OpenOffice.org, Munich Succeeds With Migration as Well

http://boycottnovell.com

More migrations to Free software are seen in Germany and setbacks are spotted elsewhere in Europe

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Open source route frees the mind

http://www.nzherald.co.nz

One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

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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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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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NZ Regional council adopts open source

http://www.stuff.co.nz

Horizons Regional Council will take open-source software for a spin on its desktop computers early this year under a push to bring free software to public sector PCs.

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Release Early, Release Often, Adopt Slowly

http://ostatic.com

Things move pretty fast in the open source development world. A new kernel release comes out around every three months. Projects like GNOME, KDE, and PostgreSQL pop out releases every six months, as well as some major Linux distros. Open source development moves at a rapid and relentless pace. It's refreshing, then, to see an open source developer reminding people to have a little patience.

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ODF Wins in Slovakia, Maybe More Countries

http://boycottnovell.com

Updates on ODF progress around the world, among developers, and in committees

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