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Planning to Migrate to Linux? BEWARE!!!

http://linuxmigrante.blogspot.com

As more noise in favor of GNU/Linux is heard, some people might feel tempted to replace their solid, green-red-blue-and-yellow Windows system with an unknown, shady, black-and-white Linux penguin. Some of these users, thinking they are about to enter the Promised Land, fail to fully consider the disastrous consequences that abandoning the firm, old Windows tradition may cause.

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Created by akf 4 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 9 weeks ago
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The real cost of free

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Last week, my fellow Guardian columnist Helienne Lindvall published a piece headlined The cost of free, in which she called it "ironic" that "advocates of free online content" (including me) "charge hefty fees to speak at events". […]
You see, the real mistake Lindvall made was in saying that I tell artists to give their work away for free. I do no such thing.

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Created by akf 4 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 10 weeks ago
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5 Things I Miss From Linux When Using OSX

http://everydaylht.com

I have been a Linux user for over 10 years… until now. Recently I purchased a MacBook Pro. In the course of using it, I’ve come across a number of features of Linux and the KDE desktop that I greatly miss.

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Created by armin 4 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 12 weeks ago
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Free Software Needs Free Tools

http://mako.cc

Over the last decade, free software developers have been repeatedly tempted by development tools that offer the ability to build free software more efficiently or powerfully.

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Created by akf 4 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 14 weeks ago
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Linux machines with no rebooting…? Is this what we want?

http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com

The part that I kind of object to is in the press release, of all things. It’s the opening line of the company profile: Ksplice is an enterprise software company making reboots a thing of the past. Please, lets be honest. Reboots are inevitable.

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Three things Microsoft need to do NOW to prove it loves open souce

http://www.zdnet.com

Back in 2001 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called Linux a “cancer” that threatened the company, but now the Redmond giant claims to “love open source.” Well, actions speak louder than words.

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 4 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 15 weeks ago
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Is Linux Publicity Targeting the Right Market?

http://www.linuxplanet.com

As a matter of fact, what IS the right market for Linux? The mythical Average User? No way. The average user wants a computer that performs the tasks set for it. Those people are in the market for a computer, a real, physical machine, a tangible object with a keyboard (real or imaged), a mouse (or trackpad/trackball/touchscreen), and a display screen.

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Created by binarycanary 4 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 15 weeks ago
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How Oracle sees open source may not be how you see open source

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Many open-source developers and business people are upset that Oracle is suing Google over Java patents in Android. These people have reason to worry. This case could change not just how they use Java but how open-source development is done at all. So why would Oracle, a Linux-supporter in its own right, introduce the evil of software patents into open-source programming?

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Created by davelong 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Why Open Source/Free Software Rocks!

http://blog.mathgladiator.com

For most of my formative years, I was primarily interested in building stuff as a personal hobby. Back then, when I first learned about Open Source, I was skeptical for one primary reason: financial (I need money ergo I need a job/gig). This reason is no longer a concern due to the brave souls that made open source software lucrative for businesses to build on.

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Why prefer Debian GNU/Linux over another distribution

http://artipc10.vub.ac.be

Quite some time ago I wrote a blog post explaining why I preferred Mandriva over other distributions. But I have now switched to Debian GNU/Linux, so it is time for an update.

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Created by gooogle 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Shuttleworth: Oracle's Java Lawsuit 'An Extremely Unsophisticated Move'

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Last week's move by Oracle to sue Google over Java use in the Android open source mobile operating system, may well end up having an impact that effects far more that just Android. And that has some key stakeholders in the open source community concerned.

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Created by Papa Smurf 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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The Fanboi Stops Here

http://linuxlock.blogspot.com

Personally, I was hesitant to make the move on my home computer. Why? Well if it ain't broke, don't fix it. We were using Red Hat back then at my shops. My people were trained and after the obligatory bitching, things settled down and worked well for us.

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Created by fossfreak 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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There's more to FOSS than the Linux Foundation

http://www.linux-magazine.com

As a Canadian, I'm always irked by airy statements by Americans that they won World War II. With all respect, I feel much the same way about the recent interview on Wired.com with Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation.

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Created by altan 4 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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Tales From the Front: in Search of APT-GET UNDO

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

I am currently in that level of hell reserved for people who upgrade their GNU/Linux system too quickly. I have for some time now been happily using KDE 4 with the plasma desktop enjoying the cute little animations and eye candy, and learning to use the task-bar and widgets. Then my bliss was interrupted by a simple mistake. I decided to upgrade.

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Created by snuffbox 4 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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Eben Moglen: “...the Patent Crisis is Not Going Away.”

http://techrights.org

Here are just some among many takes on a talk about software patents and the Bilski case, courtesy of Professor Eben Moglen
Paula Rooney: Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

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Created by komrad 4 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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