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Nortel considers Linux desktops for its staff

http://www.mbtmag.com

Nortel CIO Steve Bandrowczak, who joined the Canadian telecoms and network equipment vendor last July, said "more and more CIOs are looking at Linux desktop for reasons of TCO" and argued that the technology "is receiving the same level of attention today as when Linux started on servers."

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Office Software for Linux

http://commandline.org.uk

Are you thinking about moving your computer to Linux, but worried about living without office software? Well don't be.

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The Free Software hardliner, the corporation, and the shotgun wedding

http://www.linux.com

We called it Free Software at first. It wasn't until we started calling it Open Source that the punditry line counts began creeping up higher than the code line counts. We had this baby and we were proud of it, and the deep rooted insecurity born of being the ridiculed and utterly misunderstood underdogs made us require the approval of business and Grandma Bessie before we could ourselves be satisfied.

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Linux is greener than Vista

http://www.theinquirer.net

The Vole will try to force its customer base to migrate onto Vista, but moving to Linux instead might be a greener and more cost-effective alternative.

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First school open source software packages handed over to teachers

http://eng.cnews.ru

First distributives developed on the basis of Linux OS within the program to equip Russian schools with the open source software have been handed over to the informatics teachers in the Perm Region. The developers are sure their product will not only protect teachers from copyright advocates but might result in the technical literacy of pupils to improve.

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Justice for open source in Italy?

http://blogs.the451group.com

News that the Italian Corte dei Conti is adopting Red Hat Enterprise Linux is interesting. Even more so when you consider the role the Corte dei Conti plays and recent complaints regarding the apparent re-allocation of state funds previously committed to open source development.

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Bye Bye Windows

http://freewargamesrules.blogspot.com

Well I finally made the decision at home to switch from Windows XP on my main machine. As stated on a previous post I had reinstalled my PC with XP in August last year following a trojan.

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Not using Ubuntu yet? Well I bet you cant do this.

http://fromtheold.com

Since dumping Windows I have learned a lot about Linux. Ubuntu to be specific. You should really try it if you are still using Windows.

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State of Affairs: The Linux Girlfriend Project - Two Months In The Trenches

http://www.fsckin.com

About 2 months ago, I convinced my girlfriend to try out Linux for a month after a really nasty bit of spyware infected her computer. This isn’t a bash on Microsoft, but it happened twice in about a month.

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Don't Upgrade to Vista, UK Government Agency Tells Schools

http://www.cio.com

A UK government agency has advised schools to avoid upgrading to Microsoft's Vista and Office 2007 software, saying that upgrade costs would not be offset by "appropriate benefit." It also recommends that open-source alternatives be explored.

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Something new under the Sun

http://www.haaretz.com

Even the unadventurous Israeli education system may soon discover that there is (computerized) life after Microsoft. The country's schools will forgo Word and Windows in favor of parallel programs from Sun Microsystems. For the first time, the education system's tenders committee has authorized cooperation in principle with Sun, in a move that could undermine Microsoft's sovereignty in Israeli classrooms.

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Good OS launches new cloud-oriented Linux 'Rocket'

http://www.betanews.com

While Linux remains popular among enthusiasts, its adoption among casual PC users lacks the power to really threaten Microsoft Windows. However a small handful of groups still create operating systems designed to make the transition over to Linux a little bit easier and less intimidating.

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Is Linux the OS of Ubiquitous Computing?

http://gigaom.com

As Christian Einfeldt of Digital Tipping Point recently noted, when Amazon published its Christmas wish lists, Linux devices figured prominently.

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Signposts of GNU/Linux Growth in 2007, Part 2

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

In Part One of this article we looked at the growth of GNU/Linux in several areas, including high-performance computing (supercomputers), mobile phones, desktops, miniature laptops, consoles, and set-top boxes. There is a great deal of overlap between some of these areas, but they are certainly separable.

In this concluding article we look at the growth of GNU/Linux in still more tech sectors. This ought to demonstrate the tremendous presence that GNU/Linux quietly gained throughout the year 2007.

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Linux Software Installation : Clear your Myths

http://manishtech.wordpress.com

The first problem which people face while switching over to Linux is the “unavailability of softwares” as they claim. They just try to run their windows installer/setup file and end up with frustration saying “Linux is so incompatible!” Is it really so? Linux is not a clone of Windows.

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