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Government Backsliding on Open Source Promises

http://www.computerworlduk.com

The Liberal Democrats have hit out at the government's failure to use more open source software, three years after it pledged to avoid 'lock-in' to proprietary systems. The government published a policy document, 'Open Source Software: use within UK government' in 2004, promising to consider open source alongside proprietary products in IT procurements...

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Dell's Linux sleight of hand

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Pssst, pass it on… Dell is selling Linux-based home PCs and laptops to its UK customers, but you’ll need a very good eye and probably a magnifying glass to find the systems on the direct seller's website.

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Dell criticized over difficulty in selecting Linux

http://www.techspot.com

Many people, myself included, have praised Dell for going back on years of marketing tactics and choosing to offer a desktop Linux distro as a standard option for people buying their machines. But are they making it easy to choose?

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UK Parliamentarians to discuss Open Source software

http://www.sourcewire.com

The economic impact of Open Source software will be discussed with parliamentarians and senior government officials on Wednesday 12th September at the Westminster eForum, held at the Palace of Westminster.

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U.K. Linux users lose to U.S. and Europe

http://www.linuxworld.com

U.K. users are used to paying over the odds for PCs compared to their U.S. counterparts, but when it comes to Linux, it seems that they come off worse compared to the rest of Europe too.

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Acer clarifies position on Linux PCs

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

Acer is planning to sell Linux-based PCs to the UK market, the company told ZDNet.co.uk.

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Acer: 'No UK demand' for Linux laptops

http://news.zdnet.co.uk

Acer will not release Linux-based laptops in the UK due to a lack of demand, despite launching an Ubuntu-based machine in Asia.

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UK Greens connect to free software

http://www.linux.com

"For average hackers in their cubicles, the relation between environmental and free software issues may seem remote but the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is working to connect the dots.

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UK government launches open source CO2 calculator

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

"Back in March the UK’s Conservative Party vowed to encourage the adoption of open source adoption if elected at the next General Election.* Today the Labour Party did its bit by releasing the code behind its new carbon footprint calculator under the general public license."

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