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West Australian Councils Go Virtual With Linux, Xen

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Three local government shires in Western Australia have adopted the open source Xen virtualization technology to virtualize Windows servers on Linux hosts and reduce its need for physical machines.

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Need for security driving open-source use

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MANILA, Philippines -- Security is the number one reason why end-users deploy open-source software, according to a recent survey by research analyst IDC.

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Open source to help quell ICT trade deficit: Waugh

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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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Open source geeks asked to 'stand up and be counted'

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Australians working with open source software are urged to participate in an online census launched this week to discover the capabilities of the local industry.

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HP Users Look to Linux

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Hewlett-Packard Co.'s decision last month to sell desktop PCs with Linux installed on them in Australia is giving hope to Linux advocates at the Encompass HP user group that a similar system may be on its way in the U.S.

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What the...? Australia abstains on OOXML vote

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Isn't it the job of those proposing a standard to make their case? If consensus cannot be reached, surely the only responsible decision to to vote against the proposal.

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Australia abstains on Office Open XML vote (PDF)

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Standards Australia has cast a vote to abstain from the ISO/IEC JTC1 ballot to adopt the DIS 29500 Office Open XML format draft standard as an International Standard. The decision to cast an abstain vote from the current ballot follows months of consultation and a clear lack of consensus in Australia on this issue by stakeholders.

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Linux isn't the only platform this would-be senator is standing on

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James Purser, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) supporter, committee member for Linux Australia, and ICT consultant, is running for the Senate in the next federal election as an independent for New South Wales. With limited resources, Purser's campaign is fueled by the power of Linux and the Internet, which he is using to build networks and communicate with the public.

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HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

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Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia.

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Aussie state to adopt open source CMS

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The Department of Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria has implemented MySource Matrix as its content management system (CMS).

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Info for AU folks wishing to comment on OOXML to Standards Australia

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I have the information for those of you *who live in Australia* and who wish to send comments to Standards Australia. You can find a link to the template you need to use here. Or just download it. You fill it in and send it to Michael Langdon, Project Manager, Commerce at Standards Australia, michael.langdon at standards.org.au by the deadline, which is Tuesday

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OSIA takes issue with OOXML, lobbies Standards Australia

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The Open Source Industry of Australia (OSIA) has formally contacted Standards Australia, requesting that Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format not be endorsed by the body as an ISO standard.

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Red Hat small business desktops available in Australia early 2008

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Linux vendor Red Hat's first Linux desktop product aimed at small businesses will be available to system builders in Australia at the beginning of 2008, according to a senior executive at the company.

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No tax software for you, naughty Linux/Mac user

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It's tax time in Australia. Three weeks into the new financial year, now is about the time when people have all their documentation ready to give the government its yearly pound of flesh. But for Linux users there's no joy again.

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Vice-like grip of US copyright laws bears down on Australians

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"It was a partial harmonisation with only those parts of American law that favoured certain interests," he said. "The reality is that American law doesn't change; Australian law changes, but specifically it excludes the consumer-friendly parts of American copyright law, namely the doctrine of fair use."

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