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Attention Schools: Beware of Infinite Campus

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

My school uses a SIS program called Infinite Campus. The SIS (Student Information System) is the backbone for any school. If you use, are employed by, and/or have high regards for the Infinite Campus company, I strongly advise that you not to read this post, as it may smash your high-held opinions about this fraud into little tiny shards.

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Open Source FUD Flies at Florida Higher Education Conference

http://ostatic.com

The New York Times is running an interesting piece from IDG News on how administrators and IT chiefs for higher educational institutions are at odds over whether it makes sense to deploy open source software instead of proprietary products. The flap went on this week at the Educause conference in Florida.

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Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Review : A Mixed Bag

http://www.techenclave.com

Mandriva has gained huge reputation for delivering easy to use Linux distro with support for many multimedia and proprietary format. Earlier when Mandriva was known as Mandrake, it was the most popular GNU/Linux but some unavoidable circumstances turns the table towards Mandriva and after that Mandriva didn't stood up like it used to..

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Microsoft’s new “Global Anti-Piracy Day” must have Linux users laughing

http://www.itwire.com

Although Linux lovers will rightly say that an anti-piracy initiative isn’t necessary in the FOSS world, free and open source software has overtaken the world yet, and the piracy of commercial software is still a crime that Microsoft is most definitely investigating, chasing and prosecuting.

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Portrait: Eric von Hippel, user innovation, and FOSS

http://www.linux.com

A common charge against free and open source software (FOSS) is that it lacks the ability to innovate. To that charge, the lifelong research of Eric von Hippel, professor and head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, offers a thorough and scholarly refutation.

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What's So Evil About Mono?

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

The Mono project has been branded as evil, a sellout, a product of a Microsoft-loving lackey from its inception.

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Open source software raises copyright issues

http://www.centredaily.com

F/OSS is rife with legal ambiguities and risk. F/OSS is subject to an anomalous, complex, and decentralized licensing scheme that has evolved entirely apart from conventional, commercial licensing models.

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Let's Move FOSS to Its Logical Conclusion

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

In one sense, the idea that all we need is a mostly free operating system is a direct indication of where FOSS is today. Most types of software needed for productivity and leisure computing are now available as FOSS applications, and those that aren't, such as Flash, or video or wireless drivers, are available as free downloads with proprietary licenses.

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Portrait: Jeff Elkner, Free Software activist and teacher

http://www.linux.com

Jeff Elkner teaches high school students in Arlington, Va., about Linux and other Free Software. He's serious about helping budding computer scientists understand what FOSS is and what it can do for them, and he's one of those guys who always seems to be sharing his knowledge with others.

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Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (”lenny”) on a Samsung P55-Pro T8100 Sevesh

http://blog.sp.or.at

I have recently bought a new laptop, a Samsung P55-Pro T8100 Sevesh. As I was not able to find an installation report for this model anywhere on the internet I thought writing one myself is a good idea. This way people interested in getting this laptop or installing GNU/Linux on it can get some information.

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A Black Duck Loses Its Head

http://boycottnovell.com

The last time we wrote about Microsoft insiders, we also mentioned Black Duck as a possibility. Some insiders don’t perceive themselves as such, yet they naturally function in this way.Here you have a Microsoft employee founding and heading a company that sells services around Free software FUD. The company has developed proprietary software only.

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Things To Know Before Using Linux

http://www.techenclave.com

Linux Operating System has been myth for many of the people out there.. Most of the people has wrong inception regarding Linux. Those who dare to make the transition get caught in the partition or they failed to understand the Basics of Linux. “The applications and the OS itself” . Its pretty natural for a Mediocre user to get used to different terms at once..

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Tutorial : Create Urban Style Artwork/Wallpaper using Gimp

http://www.techenclave.com

There are several ways to create Urban Style artwork .. You can make it from Scratch like in this Tutorial that I posted.. Or you can ease you work by using versatile Vector brushes..
Photoshop user are well aware of Urban/grungy style artwork.. But like my previous Tutorial I will use my favourite GFX program I.e. THE GIMP to create Urban Style Artwork..

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Compiz Fusion : An Unparalleled 3D Environment

http://www.techenclave.com

A Comprehensive review of Compiz Fusion 0.76 .. In the mid 2007 it was decided to merge Compiz and Beryl projects to release a much better,stable and sophisticated product .. Earlier named Compcomp but later on named Compiz Fusion.

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Created by Dark Star 6 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 6 weeks ago
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10 organizations of interest to FOSS developers

http://blog.milkingthegnu.org

Over the years, I came to appreciate a number of organizations that although not directly linked to free software and open source are of interest to the FOSS community. Pretty much everybody knows the free software foundation, the software freedom law center, the Linux foundation, The GNU project, the open source initiative, Creative Commons or Groklaw.

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