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Have a happy GNU Linux year!

http://www.itwire.com

Make 2008 the year you switch. Liberate your computer and join the Linux revolution. I want to make an impassioned plea to you, but not only that, I’m going to tell you how to go about it with confidence, stability and all the while being able to still do all the things you use your computer for. Read on!

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NZ Ministry of Justice Open Source Position Paper [PDF]

http://nzoss.org.nz

Industry standards may not be open (e.g., Microsoft Word file formats) so there are reverse-engineering risks with any OSS dependent upon those standards. The MoJ preference for open standards (e.g., Open Document Format, which is now supported even by Microsoft) lessens this risk.

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Why non-profits should use free software (and it's not why you'd think)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

You might have gathered from my article about hosting free software events, I work and am interested in the UK Voluntary/Community Sector (VCS)[1]. I also am a user and advocate of free software and I have a desire to see it used more often in VCS and non-governmental (NG) organisations.

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German police union wants Linux instead of Windows

http://wolfgang.lonien.de

The Berlin-based union of the German police issued a press release two days ago, where they said that their “Poliks” system to handle reports isn’t stable and reliable enough. Taking up a report into that system often would take between 30 and 90 minutes, which would be awkward. Also, the 73 million Euro system would crash far too often.

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Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

http://www.cfnews13.com

Bill Gates will not like this — it's the "other" version of Windows — and it's free. An unexpected cat fight is about to happen in the tech world. You've got this huge guy — Bill Gates — who for years has dominated the face of computers with his Windows operating system.

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Can we afford not to give our kids Linux?

http://www.itwire.com

For any parent, myself included, setting your kids loose on the net is a daunting prospect. We have to do it because the net is a fact of life - it's in our schools, the workplace, public libraries and in many if not most homes of the developed world. Therefore, do we really have any option but to give them Linux?

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The day of the Linux desktop

http://www.linux.com

I've been hearing the phrase "This is the year of the Linux desktop" for 10 years. For me, it's been a true statement for each of those years, because GNU/Linux has been my primary desktop operating system since 1997. But for most people around the world, this is the year of the the Windows desktop, same as it was last year and the year before.

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Too many free operating systems? I don't think so.

http://www.nuxified.org

Some people say that there are too many GNU/Linux distributions, too many people just doing their own instead of joining an existing effort. In essence their criticism is towards the fact that so many people in the Free Software community actually take their freedom and pursue their dreams instead of finding their place in somebody else's vision.

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Perens urges firms to go open source

http://www.vnunet.com

Many companies could successfully partake in open source projects without adversely affecting their business, according to open source activist Bruce Perens.

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Revealing Errors

http://mako.cc

Groups that campaign for free technology, like the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, tend to be supported primarily by technologists. Both groups have struggled to communicate their messages to non-geeks.

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Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10

http://community.zdnet.co.uk

I've been using Windows since it was battling for desktop supremacy with GEM in the early 90s. In the mid 90s I spent several years producing newspapers on Apple Macs. Since the late 90s I've dabbled with Linux, but there have always been compelling reasons to return to, or stick with, Windows.

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On Education, Innovation, OLPC, And Open-Source

http://daveshields.wordpress.com

I used one of the new OLPC machines last week while attending the K12 Open Minds Conference for 2007 (k12openminds07) that was held last week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The Right Operating System For You: Linux

http://www.pcworld.ca

Multi-OS options like dual-booting and virtualization software have made it easier than ever to use whichever OS is best suited to the task you need to perform. Here's our take on the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.

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Shuttleworth plugs open source for Africa

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Ubuntu founder and IT entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth tells Computing SA that picking open source software was not only good for South Africa but also important for the rest of the African continent.

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Forget upgrading to Vista's eye candy, it's time to turn my back on the world of pain that is Windows and see what Ubuntu has to

http://www.itwire.com

Over the weekend I carved up the hard drive on my IBM ThinkPad T60 so I could dual-boot XP Pro with Ubuntu. The purpose of the exercise is to see if I can satisfactorily recreate my Standard Operating Environment in Ubuntu and gradually ween myself off Windows.

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