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How Windows Vista is turning people to Linux

http://www.itwire.com

The much-hyped "year of the Linux desktop" may still not be with us but there’s no doubting the free open-source operating system has gained significant traction in the last year. One reason for this is, with equal certainty, the mess that is Windows Vista. Here's how it's actively driving new interest in Linux.

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Architects Apply Open Source Principles to Help Others

http://ostatic.com

You know the results of FOSS communities are making a lasting impression when other groups try emulate their success by using the same concepts. The charitable organization Architecture for Humanity says they can bring about an "architectural revolution" by pairing the principles of collaboration and open source with needs of millions of people worldwide living in poverty today.

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Why is Asia not open to open source?

http://www.zdnetasia.com

One of the main draws--and selling point--of open source technology is its much celebrated developer ecosystem. But, according to an industry expert, this community spirit seems to be lacking in Asia.

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FYI: Linux is Here to Stay, and Rule!

http://www.junauza.com

I'm sometimes annoyed when I read some ignorant people's comment that Linux doesn't matter anymore and that it is slowly dying. A comment from a blog said, "Linux?

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Italian lawyers use open source software to move online

http://www.linux.com

Just a few years ago, getting complex legal assistance from a lawyer you never met in person would have been unthinkable. Today, however, many people carry on relationships online; why not conduct business with your lawyer online as well? One Italian firm already works this way, using open source software as much as it can.

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Re-enforcing our Commitment to Free Software

http://squishsoftware.com

"...When we launched Squish Software, we had goals of “open software.” We realized that openly supporting free and open source software, while not contributing back with our own software, was sort of hypocritical. So today we’re very excited to announce that we’re beginning to phase out ‘open software,’ and phase in true free software.

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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

http://www.linux.com

With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users are still running into trouble in several areas.

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Convert people to Linux: the easy way

http://celettu.wordpress.com

Amongst Linux users, there’s a shared feeling that any Linux OS is superior by far to anything Microsoft produces. More often than not, I also notice a frustration that the rest of the world doesn’t know/acknowledge/cares about this. There’s a lot of talk about converting people to Linux, and the best way to do that. But actually, it’s very easy. Here are some tips.

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92 percent of developers ignoring Vista?

http://www.electronista.com

Despite Microsoft's efforts, the majority of developers still aren't writing with Windows Vista in mind, a new study by Evans Data says. Only eight percent of software firms surveyed were specifically coding with Vista in mind, while additional data brought together by CNET indicates that 49 percent are still writing for Windows XP; 13 percent are programming for Linux, according to reports.

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GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/13

http://gpl3.blogspot.com

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for June 7th through June 13th, 2008.

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Boy Scouts of America look to open-source community for help

http://www.computerworld.com

Scouts honor — the 98-year-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization is adopting open-source software as a path to building better software to support the almost 3 million scouts and 1.1 million adults who make up the group.

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GPLv3 Watchlist update

http://gpl3.blogspot.com

The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for May 31st through June 6th, 2008.

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UK Prime Minister’s Office Accepts Petition to Adopt the Hague Declaration

http://boycottnovell.com

British citizens can now sign a petition that supports ODF adoption in the country

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Major Linux Migrations: An Unbelievable List of Nearly 100 From Around the Globe

http://www.suseblog.com

Thoroughly thrilled at the thought of Munich’s progress switching to Linux, I have actually been tracking and logging such migrations for a long time. As a matter of fact, on my OpenSUSE Linux blog, I offer a course wherein I explore all of the migrations of which I am aware. I wanted to share that list with ya’ll.

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Munich Makes Good

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Remember Munich, and its city council's 2003 decision to rip out Microsoft Windows and Office, and to replace them with free software? It was a seminal moment for open source, when Microsoft brought its heaviest guns to bear – in the shape of Steve Ballmer, no less, who made the city an offer it couldn't refuse – and failed

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