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A Concise Introduction to Free and Open Source Software

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Andy Updegrove writes an article providing an overview of the history of FOSS and its champions, the major philosophical differences that divide FOSS from OSS developers, the multiple licenses under which FOSS is made available, and the principle non-profit institutions that support and promote FOSS.

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Why PHP Doesn’t Suck

http://www.knowledgetree.com

From its original design as a way to create dynamic web pages, PHP has evolved into a language (and supporting environment) that is particularly well suited to rapidly developing web-scale applications. Examples of these include Facebook and Wikipedia.

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Organizadores del Flisol: do your homework, please!

http://gnewbook.gnuchile.cl

El Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre, FLISOL, no puede seguir siendo celebrada por personas que ignoran el significado de Software Libre y que continúan promocionando mero software a lo más Open Source (aunque No-Libre) y convenios con empresas que integran a la comunidad en el desarrollo de sus aplicaciones pero se quedan con el dinero.

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Open Source in a Down Economy: The Money Race Is On

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Hard economic times have just about everyone looking for ways to save. Belts are tightening around software budgets -- from ordinary personal computer users to enterprise decision makers, everyone's trying to figure out how they can get what they need for less money. Is this an opportunity for open source software and the firms that support it?

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Open Source and Managed Services: Coming Together?

http://www.mspmentor.net

Open source is starting to influence portions of the managed services market. But can MSPs really trust open source?

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Linux Vs. Windows 7: The Coming Showdown

http://www.informationweek.com

It's inevitable. With Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s showcasing of Windows 7's pre-beta edition at PDC, the Boys From Redmond have thrown down a gauntlet to the Linux community that's been angling to take over the netbook market (and then maybe the desktop). Anything you can do, they say, we can do better.

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Leading organizations unite to create a new IT event: the Open World Forum

http://www.marketwatch.com

The Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) movement is revolutionizing the IT industry.

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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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Five accounting apps for Linux

http://www.tectonic.co.za

One of the most often heard complaints from users looking to migrate to Linux is that there are no good accounting applications. To be fair, there is a degree of truth in that concern. At least there was, until now.

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The Netherlands Patent Office changes to open source software

http://en.octrooicentrum.nl

The Netherlands Patent Office is the first government authority to implement the ‘Nederland Open in Connection' action plan and to switch a large number of its ICT systems to what is known as open source software.

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The lack of quality video drivers is destroying Fedora

http://spreadfedora.org

I was user of nvidia video card and I was happy to use it in F7 and F8 but unfortunately I replaced that card with a newer one. That time the card was ATI. Of course I did not check if that card is supported in Fedora 9 (I have to blame myself) and just took it. Recently I noticed the news about that how "open" ATI would be in the future. And now I experience their "openness" with my computer.

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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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South Africans don’t understand OSS - Microsoft

http://www.tectonic.co.za

"Despite having an open source strategy the South African government doesn't really understand how to benefit from OSS. This is according to Microsoft director of corporate standards, Jason Matusow." Stay tune for more FUD from Microsoft...

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