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Why Give Away A CD When You Could Give A Flash Drive?

http://www.linuxloop.com

Live CDs of various Linux distributions are frequently given away as a way of promoting Linux. It's a great idea, but there is a problem.

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The Twelve Top Myths of Free/Open Source Software

http://www.linuxplanet.com

By now, you'd think that anyone who owns a computer knows about free and open source software (FOSS). However, once you move beyond techie circles, you'll find that, for many people, the concept is unknown. Even worse, when people have heard of it, they have alarming -- and rather discouraging -- misconceptions of what it involves.

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The evolution of a Linux user

http://www.itwire.com

Not everyone who uses Linux today has done so because of carefully reasoning that it is a better operating system than the others on offer. People enter the Linux fold due to different reasons and those who stay there go through several stages of growth.

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Linux has moved away from geekdom.

http://it.toolbox.com

Linux has made some very big improvements over the past few years and I have always said that it is ready for everyone to use, if they can only get out of the proprietary mindset.

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I've Got A Penguin in My Briefs

http://www.linux-mag.com

Steven A. Reisler explains his experience with GNU/Linux, and how he has completely freed his computing environment from proprietary software.

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Software as a subversive activity: The making of a Linux geek

http://jdeeth.blogspot.com

I last booted Windows on my year-old laptop on October 8, according to my SETI@Home stats. I hadn't realized my conversion had been so complete, but over the course of the last few months, I found myself in Gates World less and less for fewer and fewer things.

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European Commission publishes guidelines on the procurement of FOSS

https://fossbazaar.org

The Open Source Repository and Observatory (OSOR), a new site sponsored by the European Commission to foster the exchange of FOSS related information and software among European public administrations, recently published guidelines on the procurement of open source software.

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The necessity for open source drivers

http://www.itpro.co.uk

Open source drivers will become an imperative, rather than a choice, for device manufacturers who want to break into new markets and extend their user base

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Canadian party includes open source software in election platform

http://weblog.infoworld.com

The Green Party of Canada has included Open Source Software in its election platform. How long until a major North American party follows suit?

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African developers release open source virtual classroom

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project have released version 1.0.1 of the Chisimba/KEWL3 Realtime Virtual Classroom.

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You're not trapped!

http://www.lawofficelinux.com

I am a part of several listservs for attorneys. Everyday, some attorney, somewhere is having an issue with Windows. This is not simply due to Window's market share. It is due to Window's susceptibility to malware, spyware and classic Windows flaws which create issues like the classic Blue Screen of Death.

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Open Document Formats finally default for Yale Law School A2K Conference

http://www.opensource.org

The Yale Law School's Access to Knowledge Conference kicks off in the International Conference Center of Geneva, Switzerland... Open Document Formats have finally become the default document format for presentations.

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Mombuntu - Ubuntu For Your Mom!

http://helpforlinux.blogspot.com

You might be wondering why I am suggesting an Linux distro for your mom. Well Linux is no longer the stronghold of geeks. Distros like Ubuntu have made using Linux as simple as using Windows. Here are reasons why Ubuntu will be perfect for your mom, who's needs are basic.

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Created by giantrobot 5 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 51 weeks ago
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Chalk Another One Up for Linux

http://www.fool.com

As ongoing challenges in the economy continue to pressure companies to control operating costs, is it any surprise that IT managers are continuing to deploy economical IT solutions like Linux in their data centers?

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Could governments effectively subsidize open-source development?

http://news.cnet.com

At the Utah Open Source Conference yesterday I presented a dilemma. Briefly, the idea is that as open-source buyers grow comfortable with open source they will stop spending money on open source. This leads to tragedy of the commons-type problems and a difficulty in encouraging the creation of more open source.

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Created by chimera 6 years 5 days ago – Made popular 6 years 4 days ago
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