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Red Hat: Cloud won't drive open-source adoption

http://news.zdnet.com

Open standards and the need for interoperability on the cloud will not necessarily drive the adoption of open-source software, said a Red Hat executive.

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Small firms can benefit from open source

http://www.siliconrepublic.com

Ahead of the first-ever Open Source Software (OSS) BarCamp event, which will take place on 28 March in Dublin, chief-organiser Laura Czajkowski has said that small-to-medium businesses have much to gain from open source, even if it is just to realise that there are alternatives out there.

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Dvorak Likes Linux Now, More Will Soon

http://www.linuxloop.com

John Dvorak, a well known PC Mag columnist and cranky geek, announced today that Ubuntu 8.10 is "a winner." Even the cranky geek likes Linux? It must be great. It is, and that's why we'll be seeing a lot more of this soon.

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Evidence-Based Open Source Adoption

http://www.informationweek.com

I mentioned to a friend of mine the other day how I was replacing Word with OpenOffice in the long run. He replied that they use OO exclusively at his place of work.

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Governments: Starting to Vote For Ubuntu Linux?

http://www.workswithu.com

Governments continue to march toward open source. The Dutch government last year committed to use open standards, the French government has deployed Kubuntu desktops to over 1,000 members of parliament and staff, and a few days ago the United Kingdom government announced an Open Source action plan.

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Huge 180 in Favour of Free Software and ODF in the UK

http://boycottnovell.com

The Labour party has just made very significant changes to its IT policy

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get counted for better statistics

http://counter.li.org

Some people want better statistics about how many GNU/Linux users there are. Some suggest a kind of phone-home function (horror!). A better approach would be to get deliberately counted. That is what counter.li.org is for.
The exact number will never be known and that is good.

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KDE in nearly all public schools in brazil.

http://plagioastral.wordpress.com

Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.

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Open Source in India Today

https://fossbazaar.org

Over the past decade open source software has become popular with technology users in India. The benefits of open source - affordability, availability of source code and freedom of choice - have made open source a preferred platform for many innovative Indian organizations and individuals who want to harness the power of high quality software which can be freely adapted to their own requirements.

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The EDGIfication of the Philippines

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is dumping 'free' software on the Philippines to suppress Free software adoption

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Seven Predictions for Open Source in 2009

http://www.ddj.com

2008 was an eventful, breakthrough year for many open source companies, and 2009 will be even more so, especially in terms of business purchasing patterns, software business model shifts, and enterprise software stack evolution.

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A Quantum of FOSS

http://ubuntukids.org

I have been thinking for a while about how to get more exposure for Free and Open Source Software. I work in a school district which, like most, is owned by Microsoft. I have tried for several years to get more FOSS on the desktops and I have had only minimal success. Firefox is now installed on most if not all machines, and we have Audacity, GIMP and even Blender on some machines.

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The 2008 State of My Linux Address

http://meandubuntu.wordpress.com

Hooray! This is the one-year anniversary of my adoption of Ubuntu! And that’s a good as an excuse as any for me to indulge in a bit of reflection and pontification.

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Speeding Up Free Software Adoption — External and Internal Routes to Success

http://boycottnovell.com

An article discussing minor obstacles to Free software triumph

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A Gentoo User Gives Debian a Go Around

http://lxer.com

A few weeks ago, I installed Debian for the first time on the desktop. Once, a friend and I installed a console-only version on another desktop and we connected remotely to his hosted game server which also ran Debian, so I hoped I should be a bit familiar with it.

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