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Can Ubuntu Linux Really Run My Small Business?

http://www.allbusiness.com

So Ubuntu is hot, but is it good enough to trust with your mission-critical business operations?

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Getting Started With Linux

http://www.foxnews.com

Linux is hot again. In fact, there's never been a better time for Microsoft Windows users to give Linux a whirl.

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A bid farewell to Singapore's open source advocate

http://www.zdnetasia.com

He wasn't one who went with the flow, and was widely regarded as an outspoken advocate of the open source movement in Singapore. Cheok Beng Teck, CIO of the country's Ministry of Defense (Mindef), chartered the way that saw the government body embrace--almost unabashedly--an open source strategy that few in the public sector would have been as comfortable adopting.

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Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

http://www.eweek.com

Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit

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Promoting Linux by Silencing Microsoft

http://www.raiden.net

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that I've given Microsoft more than enough harsh criticism over the years for their rather questionable antics and their overwhelming lack of ethics.

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FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

"There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative," said Dr. Giovanni Tapang, member of the Computer Professionals Union and Agham, an organization of Filipino scientists and engineers, in an interview last week.

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Should your firm be FLOSSing?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) had no problem going against the grain when it decided to forgo the widely used Microsoft Office suite of business applications. Instead, it chose to replace its aging WordPerfect installations with OpenOffice.org - for free.

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Open Source @ School

http://www.cordweekly.com

Many of you have likely heard of or even used open source software at one time or another, but I’m constantly surprised at how many people are unaware of the benefits and opportunities open source software presents to us, especially being poor university students.

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Avoid Windows Vista anti-piracy shenanigans by using BSD, OpenSolaris or Linux.

http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com

Today I was reading about the “Reduced Functionality” capability of Windows Vista. According to that article, Microsoft has now enabled this capability, which renders a “nongenuine” copy of Windows essentially unusable.

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Is Linux Really Ready for Simple Users? (Part 1 of 8)

http://desktoplinux.com

This engaging and insightful eight-part series by Kim Brebach, a consultant with an Australian technology marketing group, explores the suitability of desktop Linux for ordinary computer users. Follow Brebach's often-amusing foils and fumbles as he investigates a veritable alphabet soup of Linux distributions -- from Damn Small Linux to Zenwalk.

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Should Linux Users Lead From The Heart?

http://www.informationweek.com

After my last post about who uses Linux and really prefers to stick with it, I received a remarkable number of comments from people who'd not only tried it and stuck with it, but had taken as many other people as they could with them. That got me thinking: What's the best way to evangelize Linux?

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Migrating from Windows to Linux: the gentle guide

http://www.itwire.com

Linux has long been held in mystique as an operating system for hard-core techies or hackers. Yet, this is far from true for today’s distros. A modern version of Linux is as easy to setup and use as the Macintosh is legendary for. Here’s reasons why people stick to Windows and how those factors can be solved in what we like to call a ‘gentle’ approach to Linux.

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Created by anna 7 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 3 weeks ago
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Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?

http://www.lockergnome.com

I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to use it. Well, allow me to poke some holes into that theory...

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Bringing the free software message to TV

http://www.linux.com

As a former course designer and academic, I used to be experienced in talking in front of people. However, one thing I hadn't done until now is appear on television. That, more than anything, is why I agreed to appear on the computer show Lab with Leo Laporte in a five-minute spot about the GNU/Linux desktop.

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Norway opens Free Software Center

http://technocrat.net

Norway opened a national center for competence in Free Software in Drammen, near Oslo, on Wednesday.

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