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Red Hat chief calls for open source missionary work

http://www.theregister.co.uk

At his opening keynote at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Whitehurst said the company needs to start preaching to its customers to share their internally developed code with others.

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Linux a pleasant surprise

http://www.intelligencer.ca

I had the opportunity recently to test Linux, the freeware operating system, as a standalone, bootable CD. The version I tried was SimplyMEPIS 7.0, a configuration of the Linux OS and many popular open source programs, with a good graphic user interface (GUI).

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

http://www.nospintalk.com

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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Advocating free software in the real world

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently, in this column, I spoke about how we can lose our free software choices if we don’t use them. Sticking with that choice is not always easy so how do we get others to make it, particularly in a world where the choice is often made for them. How can we advocate free software in a world where others don’t seem to care?

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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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5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source

http://www.internetling.com

I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

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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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Flipping the Linux switch: Installations are disturbingly easy

http://www.downloadsquad.com

All right, the headline is a little bit of a lie. Some Linux installs are hairier, take longer, and just aren't as soothing as the one we're about to show you. They do all work approximately the same way, however, and that's just fine for us as a point of illustration.

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Top 10 Responses to Why Should I Use Linux? - A Linux Evangelists’ Reference

http://www.internetling.com

If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a few people over to Linux from another operating system. Even though you succeed many times, there are always a few ‘geniuses’ out there who need some real persuading to switch over to Linux.

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Evangelist: Mozilla has "historic opportunity" to advocate for users

http://www.linux.com

Recently, Linux.com had the chance to ask Mozilla evangelist Chris Blizzard his thoughts about the past, present, and future of Mozilla, the force behind the successful Firefox browser and Thunderbird email application.

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Why I use GNU/Linux

http://silentcoder.co.za

Everybody knows that I believe in free software, the recent flamewar on my post about the Desktop espoused that clearly. With this post however, I wish to answer another factor - the apparent belief that GNU/linux doesn’t “work”.

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Sacrificing ideals for sake of reaching goals faster

http://www.binaryfreedom.info

Rigo Camens of BinaryFreedom makes an excellent analogy of sacrificing ideals for reaching goals faster "Purely speaking, if we sacrifice our ideals then we will accomplish our goals faster. For instance, it would take much less effort for somebody who wants an anarchist or socialist revolution to go in and kill every important member of government. The problem is that they are sacrificing their

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Teachers becoming Free Software advocates as GNU/Linux finds its perfect home in Kerala's schools

http://www.freelists.org

I am inviting you to see the schools in my district.There you can see how reachers handling linux .Of course there is some problems in Printer Driver but it can be solved in the new versions .You must realise the Propreitory Rights .It is a new OS it will take some time to establish .You are listing the problems are your problems only

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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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NZ Ministry of Justice: We want open source

http://www.zdnet.com.au

The New Zealand Ministry for Justice believes that open source software is a more stable, supportable, and cost-effective choice compared to proprietary solutions.

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