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Care and Feeding of Baby Linux Users

http://lxer.com

Maybe some of us wizened old Linux geeks have forgotten what it's like in Windowsland. It's ugly. It's smelly. Exploring your system does not reward you with a deeper understanding of how it works, first of all because "works" is only superficially accurate- it limps along, barely. Exploring your system only reveals more and weirder hazards the deeper you go.

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Does choice make support for Linux harder?

http://www.progbox.co.uk

Upon listening to lugradio the other day, I was interested by their segment on support. It got me thinking, does the choice ethic that we are so proud of actually make it harder to support the product.

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Free Open Source Software (FOSS) - Why should I support it?

http://mckooiker.byethost5.com

Arguments on why anyone would/should support open source applications.

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Created by mckooiker 6 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 41 weeks ago
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Why don't corporates love Debian?

http://www.itwire.com

The Debian GNU/Linux project needs more support - men, money and machines. But, apart from HP, big corporates don't offer the project much. This was the subject of a talk delivered today by two software engineers who work in research and development at Silicon Graphics in Melbourne.

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Supporting The Latest and Greatest; Supporting the Oldest and Slowest

http://www.oreillynet.com

Like most people who do tech work of some sort or another for a living I love my toys. I’d love to have the latest and greatest gee whiz system and if I won the lottery I probably always would. Today’s best full-featured distros all have native 64-bit versions. One of my favorites, Vector Linux was a little late to the table but I’m pleased to report that the current release, Vector Linux 5.9 Standard, has a 64-bit version in beta right now. Good news.

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Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 3

http://linuxfud.wordpress.com

Linux FUD Pattern #2: Linux is not “officially” supported.

When you hear the phrase “official support,” what comes to mind? Informative user manuals? A well-staffed call center? But what makes it “official”? This is the second item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns: the lack of “official” Linux support. The goal of FUD based on this notion is a mixture of fear and uncertainty, to make you believe that using Linux means having no place to turn when a problem occurs.

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Top 3 Brands That Refuse to Support Linux

http://www.madpenguin.org

Why is it that we can manage to sway countless hardware manufactures into looking our way yet those who work in other business circles continue to ignore Linux to the point of almost being laughable? Today, we will highlight these companies, just to remind them how their decisions are costing them money.

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Microsoft's half-hearted support for old office formats

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Are you still using Microsoft Office 2003? If so, get ready to have problems opening older file formats with it once SP3 is applied: Microsoft has decided to disable file parsers for the older file types (Word 95 and older, Wordperfect, Lotus etc.) by default. Why? Security reasons.

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KOfficeSource - professional KOffice and ODF services

http://www.kofficesource.com

KOfficeSource GmbH will offer professional services around the open source OpenDocument-based KOffice office suite. KOfficeSource GmbH will allow KOffice to be used in companies and organizations that demand high quality support and training for OpenDocument deployment. KOfficeSource GmbH will initially offer the following services to the market: migration and conversion to OpenDocument, consulting around the OpenDocument Format, training on OpenDocument and KOffice, customization of KOffice, custom programming.

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You can support software freedom in 2008!

http://www.fsf.org

Dear free software supporter, At the 2007 annual Associate Members meeting held in March at MIT in Cambridge, the FSF board and staff gathered with members from around the world to discuss our activities and the tremendous successes we have had together in the past year.

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5 Things Open Source Needs In 2008

http://www.informationweek.com

More hardware support and better communication from Microsoft are just two of the things the open-source community must get in 2008 to continue its momentum.

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Upgrade timing demotes KDE variant of Ubuntu Linux

http://www.news.com

There are two dominant software projects that provide Linux with a graphical user interface, but only one of them will get long-term support in Ubuntu's next version of the open-source operating system.

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Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

http://www.linuxworld.com

Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

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Germans ramp up U.K. open source support

http://www.linuxworld.com

British open source advocates will be boosted by the news that German support vendor Credativ is expanding its open source center (OSSC) to support all distributions of Linux in the U.K.

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Created by extra 7 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 6 weeks ago
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Help spread the word about Ubuntu

http://fridge.ubuntu.com

Adding the Ubuntu countdown timer to your website is easy! Just copy and paste the following lines into your webpage and each day the image will update showing the days remaining before the release.

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