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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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I’ve seen the light: GNU/Linux Does Not Matter That Much

http://gustavonarea.net

"We freedomware advocates think that switching to a Freedom-respectful operating system (usually GNU/Linux) is the most important step when switching to freedomware, and therefore we focus on promoting these systems (myself included). However, I’ve found out that it does not matter that much.

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Bank group takes Linux migration a step at a time

http://www.linux.com

Metropolitan Bank Group is a large conglomerate in Illinois, comprising 10 banks and $3 billion in assets. As Metropolitan acquired more banking interests, IT Director Tom Johnson needed to find a way to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the face of the company's rapid growth. The solution was a migration from Windows to Linux.

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Linux steps up to power NZ Stock Exchange

http://computerworld.co.nz

The New Zealand Stock Exchange is moving to a Linux platform for its settlement and clearing system, replacing its existing HP NonStop platform and applications in order to reduce cost and increase flexibility.

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Windows Still Isn't Linux

http://goodcomputing.blogspot.com

Its ironic how there are so many users who cling to Microsoft Windows and then proudly tout that the first thing they do is run out and load up on free or open source applications. Every year, we see lists of "best free apps" or "essential apps" for Windows, and every year, the apps become more and more like watered-down versions of what is available on almost any Linux-based system.

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Have a happy GNU Linux year!

http://www.itwire.com

Make 2008 the year you switch. Liberate your computer and join the Linux revolution. I want to make an impassioned plea to you, but not only that, I’m going to tell you how to go about it with confidence, stability and all the while being able to still do all the things you use your computer for. Read on!

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Interoperability: The end users’ biggest fear about open source

http://www.computerworlduk.com

The Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit group backed by a number of commercial open-source suppliers has found that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.

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What to do before switching from Windows to Linux

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There are many of you out there who are looking to make a change from your current Windows operating system to the Linux operating system. Some of you may have doubts, many of you most likely have questions before taking the plunge. I’ll try to point you in the right directions before you switch from Windows to Linux.

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SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

http://apcmag.com

We all know how far open source software has progressed, but has it come so far to not only challenge Windows, but replace it? Can you really install Linux and open source software in place of Windows, and want for nothing?

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Communists switch to open-source software

http://www.canada.com

Vietnam's Communist Party plans to switch its 20,000 desktop computers nationwide to open-source software next year, avoiding problems with copyright infringement, state media said Friday.

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Forget upgrading to Vista's eye candy, it's time to turn my back on the world of pain that is Windows and see what Ubuntu has to

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Over the weekend I carved up the hard drive on my IBM ThinkPad T60 so I could dual-boot XP Pro with Ubuntu. The purpose of the exercise is to see if I can satisfactorily recreate my Standard Operating Environment in Ubuntu and gradually ween myself off Windows.

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5 Reasons your parents should use Linux

http://www.foogazi.com

It’s no secret that tech-savvy computer users typically become the go-to guy for all technical help in their circles. More specifically, Mom and Dad tend to always ask us for help with their computers.

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E-tailer saves £56000 by switching to Linux

http://www.computerweekly.com

An online retailer has saved more than £56,000 in software licensing costs after moving its IT platform from Microsoft Windows to Linux.

Moving from Windows 2003 Server to a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server has also enabled the company to extend the life of the four-year-old servers that were unable to run newer versions of Windows.

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How to Quit Windows and cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome

http://www.raiden.net

At the time when GNU/Linux was in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and silently crept into our home computers. They launched consecutive series of successful Windows Operating Systems, sidelining other operating systems available at that time, and took over all market share.

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Getting Started With Linux

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Linux is hot again. In fact, there's never been a better time for Microsoft Windows users to give Linux a whirl.

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