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Open Source for Business: Now More Than Ever, Part 2

http://www.linuxinsider.com

While open source business applications are gaining popularity, proprietary products are not yet being elbowed out the sales door. The reason, William Hurley, BMC Software's chief architect of open source strategy, believes is that many business people are more concerned with getting the job done than with who makes the tool.

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Get down and dirty with Linux

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk

Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

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Finding freedom with open source

http://media.www.dailytarheel.com

Cristobal Palmer got very agitated when those "cannot read file" boxes popped up on his computer - until he found out they could make him thousands of dollars. The all-too-familiar messages helped spark Palmer's interest in open-source software, programs that are written to be shared with and modified by others.

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Advantages of open source: Revisited

http://useopensource.blogspot.com

I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. In a previous post, I highlighted the cost-savings of open source and did not mention any of the other advantages that it provides. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

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Why Analysts Like Gartenberg, Mossberg, Enderle Don't Get Linux on the Desktop

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com

I follow all three of the above mentioned analysts regularly as part of my news scouring for eHomeUpgrade. Unfortunately, I believe all three of them GET IT WRONG when it comes to Linux users and what THEY WANT from their PCs.

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Why My Mom Can Use Ubuntu (read: Why linux is Better than Windows)

http://troubledramblings.com

Yes, that’s right; my mom is an Ubuntu user. She has been for about a year now (since Edgy). This is the story of how it all got started.

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Why Should You Use Linux?

http://www.raiden.net

It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

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Ten things Linux distros get right (that MS doesn’t)

http://warpedvisions.org

I use Windows and Linux every day. They’re both competent operating systems, each with reasonable applications and windowing systems. I find myself more productive on a Linux system, though, because of a few very simple differences.

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101 reasons why Linux is better than Windows

http://cityblogger.com

Many a times Windows users talk about what Windows can do but Linux can’t. To be fair, they need to know what Linux can do but Windows can’t.

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Linux and Me, Part 1: Distros and life beyond Windows

http://carsonspost.wordpress.com

This is the first post in a series where I examine my ten month love affair with the Linux Operating System. These posts are aimed at everyday Windows users who are curious about Linux and Open Source. If I am not precise in my explanations, please forgive me and correct me in the comments below.

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5 Reasons your parents should use Linux

http://www.foogazi.com

It’s no secret that tech-savvy computer users typically become the go-to guy for all technical help in their circles. More specifically, Mom and Dad tend to always ask us for help with their computers.

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Open source to help quell ICT trade deficit: Waugh

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Australia's $21 billion ICT trade deficit could be dramatically reduced if the local industry played to its strengths and exported services using open source software, according to industry analyst Jeff Waugh.

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Windows alternatives gain ground

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

New versions of Linux and Mac strengthen their reputations as less expensive, user-friendly office backbones

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Why Public Schools Should Adopt Linux

http://adamzwakk.com

I seriously don’t understand why schools don’t do this. If your school needs a PC lab, buy a whole bunch of Pentium 3 computers (or even Pentium 2) and run Ubuntu. It comes with almost everything a school computer needs. Kids in public school won’t know how to modify the system in any way and its completely safe to use.

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Source of freedom

http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Welcome to the world of open source software, as opposed to the proprietary software that provides large and enduring revenue streams for Bill Gates and Larry Ellison.

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