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TLWIR 31: Using GNU/Linux and Free Software to Bring Back American Innovation

Free Software is mainly about innovation. Free Software engineers find radical new ways of solving old problems. In doing so, they teach those whose minds have ossified how to think outside of the box. The U.S. manufacturing sector is in trouble, partially because we have been outperformed by our neighbors in the East.

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Created by rdjere 5 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 50 weeks ago
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Intellectual property: Patents against prosperity

(Article from The Economist) AMERICA is still in denial... Innovation and invention is the key to continuing gains in prosperity. ... (Yet) This recent episode of Planet Money, "When Patents Attack", is an informative and entertaining primer on the way America's patent system squelches competition, slows innovation, and enables egregious predation through the legal system.

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Created by ckhung 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
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Build Your Own City In Real-Time Strategy Game Unknown Horizons

Unknown Horizons is a FREE and open-source, real-time 2D strategy game for Windows and Linux. The game emphasis on economy and city building:

Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy.

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Created by nilarimogard 8 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 11 weeks ago
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Is Linux Bad for the Economy?

I read a Newsweek* article titled, Stop Saving Now!, a cover story that actually encourages you, the consumer, to stop being so darn frugal and spend some money.

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Created by kandykorn 8 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 41 weeks ago
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Finding Simple Solutions To Complex Problems In An Insane World

Another foray into the complication of seemingly mundane processes ;)

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Created by eggixyz 8 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 42 weeks ago
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Linux can save your business.

In these hard times I am seeing businesses dropping like flies. Even the big boys are talking about and acting on the laying off of thousands of workers. As always in these sort of situations what is a disaster for some is an opportunity for others. What is one mans pain is another's pleasure so to speak

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Created by Jimbob 8 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 50 weeks ago
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Will the economic downturn mean a free software upturn?

So here we are, entering another year- and no doubt at some point during this year, more than one person will declare it the "year of the Linux desktop". Of course it won't happen and those who consider themselves free software opponents will soon let us know. Some things will never change. That said, is there any reason to suspect it might be different this year?

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Created by goofy 8 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 50 weeks ago
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10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons to choose Linux in a bad economy and none of them have to do with the fact that Linux is free.

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Created by extra 9 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 5 weeks ago
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What would a recession mean for IT spending?

Normally IT gets walloped in a recession, with new projects put on hold until the economy thaws. Take the 2001 recession, for example, which saw IT budgets that had been growing 12.9% per year shrink to a 2.8% growth. In such circumstances, enterprises have traditionally placed existing projects on life support while cutting off the air supply to new projects.

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Created by giantrobot 9 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 49 weeks ago
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