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Open source invading Australian education

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Australian schools are subscribing to proprietary software - but the choice between proprietary and open source may have not been made on entirely equal ground, according to Kathryn Moyle, an Associate Professor who researches issues arising from integrating information and communication technologies into school education at the University of Canberra.

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Will Vista cause a switch to Macs, Linux?

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The cost of upgrading to Windows Vista is forcing more organizations to evaluate alternatives including Apple Macs and Linux for the desktop.

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GPLv3: The pace (and plot) thickens

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One week after Palamida reported a rather sluggish start to GPLv3 adoption, we're up 41% and growing quickly. This could represent 10% of all active open source projets.

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Government agencies embracing open source: AGIMO

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Federal government agencies are adopting free and open source software (FOSS) with increasing zeal, according to a new study undertaken by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

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Linux in the Law Office

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It seems that every year there are claims by some industry pundits that this is the “Year of Linux.” Obviously, they have been wrong to date. However, a couple things have happened recently that have led me to believe that, even if not in 2007, then by the end of the decade, Linux will have its year.

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Linux reaches the Italian Parliament

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"After the French Parliament’s migration to Linux, the Italian Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) chose to let "The Penguin" enter into the heart of the Italian Democracy…"

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What if I get hit by a bus?

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In a classroom setting, Linux presents a lot of advantages for me as a teacher. I can easily use and experiment with cool new software and expose my students to a variety of platforms in a controlled environment. As Marc points out, doing this at an enterprise level is a much different story.

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Conversions to GPLv3 from version 2 moving slowly

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"Palamida has been tracking the movement of open-source projects from GPLv2 to GPLv3 and estimates that 119 projects have converted (to GPL/LGPLv3), which represents less than 1 percent of projects using the General Public License, or GPL. Nothing to write home about, in other words."

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Can Linux Adoption Ever be Accurately Gauged?

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Determining usage and growth of Free software has always been a challenge. For over a decade, arguments have been held – sometimes flamewars – whose central point was the usage level of software that is freely distributed. While market share can be estimated based on sales numbers, Free software usually replaces existing software that is proprietary, i.e.

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Confessions of a Linux Fan: 10 Things You Might Want To Know Before Switching Over To Linux

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Linux fans (myself included) love to argue to Windows users how much better the Linuxes are than Microsoft Windows. Now don't get me wrong, I am not posting this to disprove that Linuxes, BSD's, or any of the *nixes are better than Windows, they really are.

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People Who Will Never Adopt Linux

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Like it or not, there are some people who will NEVER adopt Linux, no matter what. Such as...

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Has Linux adoption stabilised?

http://blogs.ittoolbox.com

Looking at the w3school OS Statistics it shows that linux has been pretty much stable in its usage for the last couple of years. Does this mean that us Linux fanboyz are all talk and no action? If Linux has stabilised in its adoption then where are all the new users? Windows Vista has been increasing rapidly and is just about to surpass Linux

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Will Linux succeed on the personal desktop

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The biggest obstacle Linux faces in winning new users is the install process. Aside from specialty resellers like system76, personal computers preloaded with Linux are virtually non-existent. Or was, at least: Dell now offers Ubuntu on both desktops and laptops (www.dell.com/open).

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Ubuntu Linux Just Plain Rocks!

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Wow!

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Garnering support for non-proprietary software such as Linux and Firefox

http://dotancohen.com

I have often been called a fool for paying for software that everybody else pirates. Suddenly, I was neither paying for software nor stealing it. I felt relieved, literally. I was no longer a fool, and I had stood my moral ground. My data was accessible and safe. My whole computer was safe, for that matter, as months went by with neither virus nor operating system crash.

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