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Free Software: Solving the Buy/Build Dilemma

http://web.mit.edu

You want software to perform some task. You can buy it off the shelf or build it yourself, even from scratch. In this 10 old article, the author of cgiemail Bruce Lewis describes the pros and cons of both and offers practical advice and explains how the existence of free software makes a difference.

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Created by spanky 3 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 7 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
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Web apps vs desktop apps

http://valums.com

In this article I will compare the web and desktop applications, show the major events in the web app development industry for the last 6 years and based on that try to predict how the web apps will compete with desktop apps in the next years.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 25 weeks ago
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Freeing your phone with the FIC Neo FreeRunner

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

The temptation to compare the FreeRunner and the Apple iPhone can be overwhelming. They both run a Unix-like operating system; they both have GPS, wi-fi, and accelerometers; they are both cell phones.
In spite of their similarities, their differences are even more striking.

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Created by industrialmachine 5 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 40 weeks ago
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RE: Windows Vista VS Linux

http://blog.indigio.com

It’s been about 3 months since I wrote my first impressions of Windows Vista (over here). I did not take the easy way out and just bail out back to Linux. For the last 3 months I’ve continued to try to live in Vista… And I’m sure Jack, who shares an office with me, is getting quite tired of my complaints.

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Created by sharkswithlazers 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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Free software is cheaper: case study while creating a podcast

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I have a podcast—The Beer Crate, since you asked—which is written and produced using free software, and released under the CC by-nc-nd license. It’s a fun little hobby that keeps me off the street, and gives me an excuse to drink and review beer. But had free software not existed, how much would it cost to produce and host a show using proprietary software? I set out to investigate…

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tony's picture
Created by tony 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
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Little Linux Laptops: Build It and People Will Come

http://www.performancepccanada.com

Part of Linux’s appeal has always been its low cost (essentially free) so it makes sense that a new crop of low-priced mini-laptops are turning to the OS. The beauty of these desktop replacement replacements is that, despite their compactness, they offer a real opportunity for genuine productivity on the go.

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Created by switchpin 6 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 26 weeks ago
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Another week with Windows Vista

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Many moons ago I tried using Windows for a week to see how the other half live. Despite my thorough openness and fairness, I still got criticized! (Well, it wouldn’t be the free software community if people didn’t, I suppose!) So, when I needed I new PC I decided to take the plunge and buy one.

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Created by tony 6 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 26 weeks ago
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Ubuntu — Beyond the Hype

http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr

Since a few years, Ubuntu has been grabbing headlines in the mainstream press, sometimes to the point where people are referring to Ubuntu where they mean Linux (or GNU/Linux as the case may be)...

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anna's picture
Created by anna 6 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 27 weeks ago
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Flipping the Linux switch: The GNOME desktop environment

http://www.downloadsquad.com

There is a controversy in the Linux world. It doesn't have to do with Microsoft, or anything overtly technical. It may seem, to the outsider, the open source equivalent of the question, "Boxers or briefs?" But it's much more serious than that.

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Created by bluecheese 6 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 28 weeks ago
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For Your Business: GNOME or KDE?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

I debated long and hard before deciding to take a stab at this article idea. Because KDE and GNOME users are so furiously loyal to their preferred desktop environment, I had to take into account that no matter how I stated my case, someone was going to come away feeling let down.

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serdar's picture
Created by serdar 6 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 29 weeks ago
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Soviet Microsoft: How Resistance to Free Markets and Open Ideas Will the Unravel the Software Superpower

http://www.roughlydrafted.com

Somewhat ironically, one of the most financially successful capitalist companies of the 90s has positioned itself as a modern counterpart to the old communist Soviet Union. Microsoft’s ideological contempt for and resistance to free markets and the open expression and propagation of fresh ideas and technologies is not only a close parallel of the old USSR, but also a clear reflection of why Microsoft is currently failing and why its troubles have only just begun. Here’s a comprehensive look at why this is the case.

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Created by bridget 6 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 30 weeks ago
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Aleutia PC is Power Efficient But I Don’t See The Market

http://www.linuxloop.com

The Aleutia is a small desktop PC that is powered by a roll-up solar panel and uses just 8W. It comes with Puppy Linux, a small Linux distributions that is designed for older hardware.

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switchpin's picture
Created by switchpin 6 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 31 weeks ago
Category: High End   Tags:
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Review of some changes in Firefox 3

http://www.go2linux.org

Firefox Beta 3 has been released some days ago, I have installed it and made a little comparison with Firefox 2.0 to see some of the changes.

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mark's picture
Created by mark 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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Ubuntu vs OpenSUSE

http://abhay-techzone.blogspot.com

The latest version of both Ubuntu (7.10) and OpenSUSE (10.3) got released in a very short time span. Both are excellent distributions and perform normal tasks very well. Here is a comparison between the two.

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Created by abhayks 6 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 36 weeks ago
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Kubuntu/Ubuntu 7.10 vs PCLinuxOS 2007 showdown

http://alternativenayk.wordpress.com

This article looks at the two popular one-CD Linux distribution and comes up with the conclusion that PCLinuxOS is better.

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yasim's picture
Created by yasim 6 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 38 weeks ago
Category: Beginner   Tags: