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Perl 6 to break compatibility, support other interpreters

http://www.computerworld.com.au

Version 6 of the popular Perl programming language will not be compatible with previous versions, but will open up a new world of custom “languages” and interpreters, according to its founder Larry Wall.

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Easy Guaranteed Computer Compatibility

http://www.linuxloop.com

Buying new computers, particularly laptops, can be a bit of a challenge for Linux users. Sure, you can just go buy any random computer, but you are not guaranteed compatibility. Yes, all the essential parts will almost certainly work, but you never know for sure without doing some research.

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The sweet features of Fedora - Smolt

http://spreadfedora.org

One of the things that many people buying new computer or other hardware consider is the hardware compatibility with GNU/Linux. Actually many people do not even think about that. They just go to the shop, buy something that they liked and after that go home and install some distribution.

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Compatibility Sites: Does anyone do it right?

http://www.linuxloop.com

One almost unavoidable problem with using an operating system that is not used by the majority of people is compatibility, specifically hardware compatibility. While Linux supports an amazing number of devices out of the box and chances are if you put Linux on any random computer it will, for the most part, work, there are still many cases where having information about hardware compatibility can be useful.

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Microsoft's half-hearted support for old office formats

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Are you still using Microsoft Office 2003? If so, get ready to have problems opening older file formats with it once SP3 is applied: Microsoft has decided to disable file parsers for the older file types (Word 95 and older, Wordperfect, Lotus etc.) by default. Why? Security reasons.

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ReactOS – the open-source Windows 2000/XP alternative?

http://www.techlogg.com

The idea of an open-source operating system that is designed to be 100% compatible with Windows XP and Windows 2000 is something new and has the potential to straddle the divide between consumer friendly and open-source. And that’s what ReactOS is aiming to do.

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Mixing proprietary code with free software

http://www.linuxdevices.com

This guest whitepaper presents a series of "best practice" suggestions about how to implement Linux stacks so as to ensure compatibility with proprietary application software. It was written by three Access employees, and at times uses the Access Linux Platform (ALP) as an example of such a stack.

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AA dumps Open Office, buys Microsoft for ‘compatibility’

http://computerworld.co.nz

Microsoft Office is not cheaper, but it is almost impossible to work out the actual cost of open-source, says CIO

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Thinking / ranting on the GPL changes

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

I have been working on providing Microsoft Exchange capability for Akonadi on-and-off for a while.There is an emerging problem though: GPLv2 and GPLv3 are not compatible. My code is fine - it is "GPLv2 or later". The incompatibility is that Qt is released under GPLv2 (not "or later")

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Why Microsoft and Linux companies are tying the knot

http://www.linux-watch.com

OK, so why have Novell, Xandros, and Linspire all gotten into bed with Microsoft? Is it...

1. They were seduced by Steve Ballmer's charming smile?
2. They've gone over to the dark side of the force?
3. Terror of Microsoft's mighty patent portfolio had them groveling at Microsoft's feet?

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