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Russian Post migrates to Linux for losses

http://eng.cnews.ru

The Russian Post has started testing the free software to be used in ordinary post offices. Cutting costs for software is one of the main reasons to migrate to Linux. No details are reported. However, according to some sources, the Russian Post might prefer Red Hat.

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University of Havana Finally Switches to Free Software

http://news.northxsouth.com

"About a year ago, we had spoken with Richard Stallman about the free software movement in Latin America and he said something which was surprising: even though free software was extremely popular in Cuba, it was receiving heavy resistance from Cuban academics and the university system in Cuba. Well, an announcement this week indicates that this has finally changed: ..."

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You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 6: The Black Hand

http://penguinpetes.com

Why is this part titled "The Black Hand"? Well, because I started this series using a nations metaphor. Citizens of Windows who expatriate and immigrate to Linux will be "foreigners" in Linux.

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You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 4: Godzilla moves in with Bambi

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I assure you, this situation is far, far graver than any of the rest of you seem to know. As much guesswork as it is figuring out who runs what, I'm going to take this recent Ars Technica article and give both Apple and Linux the benefit of the doubt. I'll hedge their numbers up to 4% desktop market share for Apple, and 2% for Linux. That leaves Windows at a mere 94%.

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Enterprise FOSS Adoption

http://fosswire.com

There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face when open source products are integrated within enterprise environments.

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Linux and Formula One

http://www.itpro.co.uk

F1 motor racing is probably second only to the aerospace industry in the application of aerodynamic simulation and wind tunnel technology. It is a testament to the rapid advance of Linux in high performance computing that most teams in Formula 1 have been using Linux systems in their aerodynamic and engine workshops for a number of years.

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OpenOffice.org and ODF adoption in Malaysia - thumbs up!

http://www.bytebot.net

In an interesting twist (interesting for Microsoft and their OOXML apologists), about a month ago, MAMPU, the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit, decided that they were going to go OpenOffice.org and go ODF, and dump Microsoft Office by year-end 2008. This made its round around news sites, and everyone was naturally talking about it.

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Nearly 20% of Mid- and High-end Mobile Devices Will Run a Linux Operating System by 2013

http://www.mobiletechnews.com

Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated.

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South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard

http://www.tectonic.co.za

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) on Friday approved the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official national South African standard. The adoption of ODF by South Africa opens the way for the businesses and government to adopt ODF more widely in their processes. ODF is already an international standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation, or ISO.

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With Vistas View Getting Dim Should You Give Linux A Chance?

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For years now, Linux has been known primarily only to people in technology fields. While average home users may have heard of it, it is still surrounded in a cloud of mystery for the majority of people. When people think alternatives to the Windows operating system, they usually think of Apple's Mac OSX, but is it time to take a look at Linux?

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Argentina considering going 100% open source

http://www.cnet.com

Argentina's congress is actively considering a bill that would require all government offices to use open-source software. It's partly a cost-saving move, and partly a way to bring the Argentine government into compliance with its software licensing

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Factors in Making Linux Happen

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com

In the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to do hundreds of Linux system installs for new Linux Users. Up until recently, this has all been pure advocacy work.

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9000 PCs in Swiss schools migrating to GNU/Linux in September [German]

http://www.pro-linux.de

The schools of the Canton of Geneva are going to switch 9000 computers from Windows to GNU/Linux in September according to this article which is in German. Here is the google translation: http://google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pro-linux.de%2Fnews%2F200...

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Why Business Doesn't "get" Desktop Linux

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Why is it that many corporations and small to medium businesses cannot or will not take a step back and look at the competitive advantage and cost savings Linux and Open Source software will give their business?

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Open-source efforts derailed by 'loud minority'

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

Efforts to increase the adoption of open-source software are being derailed by the efforts of a "loud minority" within the community who have made personal attacks on individuals who have expressed doubts about the software, according to one of the open-source movement's main advocates.

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