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Vienna hobbles open-source migration

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

In a setback for the City of Vienna's three-year-old open-source migration programme, city authorities decided on Wednesday to scrap most of the systems that have so far adopted the city's custom-built Linux distribution, instead approving an €8m migration to Windows Vista.

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Moscow regional government to migrate to Open Source desktop

http://ec.europa.eu

The Moscow regional administration will test usefulness of an Open Source desktop by migrating several hundreds of desktop PCs to Mandriva GNU/Linux and by installing OpenOffice on a thousand others.

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Created by chimera 6 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 25 weeks ago
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Things you miss with GNU/Linux

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently I’ve noticed an increases in the number of people I know who are migrating from Windows to GNU/Linux. Either my tireless advocacy is grinding them down, word is starting to spread. Perhaps they’ve actually seen Vista in action and decided to jump ship now. Either way there are some things they are going to miss when they make the leap.

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Argentina considering going 100% open source

http://www.cnet.com

Argentina's congress is actively considering a bill that would require all government offices to use open-source software. It's partly a cost-saving move, and partly a way to bring the Argentine government into compliance with its software licensing

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9000 PCs in Swiss schools migrating to GNU/Linux in September [German]

http://www.pro-linux.de

The schools of the Canton of Geneva are going to switch 9000 computers from Windows to GNU/Linux in September according to this article which is in German. Here is the google translation: http://google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pro-linux.de%2Fnews%2F200...

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Free software becoming entrenched in Brazil

http://news.northxsouth.com

"As time goes on, free software is becoming institutionalized within Latin American businesses, public sector systems, non-profits and NGO’s."

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GNU/Linux for professionals

http://mhydra.wordpress.com

Story about the benefits of migration for professional users from other operating systems to Freespire Linux. Freespire is easy yet powerful Ubuntu-based linux distribution suitable for novice users.

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MAMPU migrates to OpenOffice.org and ODF to increase freedom of choice and interoperability

http://www.openmalaysiablog.com

The Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) has announced that the agency will be migrating to OpenOffice.org office suite as well as adopt the OpenDocument Format (ODF). In addition, Microsoft Office is to be phased out by end of 2008.

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From Windows to Linux - and back again

http://www.itwire.com

Seven years ago, Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, which is situated in a suburb of Melbourne, took a step that made it stand out from other educational institutions.

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Survey: Half 'Have No Plans' To Deploy Vista

http://www.adtmag.com

Migration to the Windows Vista operating system apparently isn't generating much enthusiasm among IT personnel in the enterprise. A survey conducted in November of last year by market research firm King Research supports that notion. The study found that "90 percent of participants have concerns about the migration to Windows Vista."

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Bye Bye Windows

http://freewargamesrules.blogspot.com

Well I finally made the decision at home to switch from Windows XP on my main machine. As stated on a previous post I had reinstalled my PC with XP in August last year following a trojan.

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State of Affairs: The Linux Girlfriend Project - Two Months In The Trenches

http://www.fsckin.com

About 2 months ago, I convinced my girlfriend to try out Linux for a month after a really nasty bit of spyware infected her computer. This isn’t a bash on Microsoft, but it happened twice in about a month.

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Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide

http://www.linuxworld.com

Homeland Security requirements in the USA, along with compatibility and budget demands everywhere, are putting Linux and open source into more and more public sector IT shops.

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Moving From Mac to Ubuntu

http://robrohan.com

I’ve been doing some investigation on what it would take to move my main work environment back to Linux (Ubuntu specifically).

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Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

http://www.cnet.com

This is the year I kiss Windows good-bye. Well, maybe not entirely, but the writing is on the wall for Microsoft's flagship operating system, and all other desktop bloatware: The future of PC software is open source. (I'll add that the future of PC applications is on the Web, which I'll cover once we've got Ubuntu in place.)

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