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Will Low-Cost Laptops Help Kids in Developing Countries?

http://online.wsj.com

The nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child is working to develop computers that could be built for just $100 each and distributed to children in developing countries.Still, some of the program's critics, which have included Dell Inc.

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Created by anna 14 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 38 weeks ago
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Inertia the obstacle to Linux on the desktop

http://www.itpro.co.uk

The Year of the Linux desktop may never come. Instead, there will continue to be significant encroachment into the territory that Microsoft believes to be its own. This will happen for all the reasons you might expect. Linux is cheaper and more versatile and secure than the alternatives, and most of the arguments for not installing Linux don't hold much water.

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Created by mads 14 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 38 weeks ago
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GPLv3 to drive users from Linux to FreeBSD?

http://www.builderau.com.au

GPLv3 will help FreeBSD take some users away from Linux, according to the founder and vice president of The FreeBSD Foundation.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 38 weeks ago
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No news, but no snooze

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Two things piqued my interest recently. One was the iPlayer protests at the BBC, the other was the Wiki tracker project. More specifically, it was the reporting of these events. In the case of the former, it went virtually unreported and made me proud of our independent and open news sources and reporting network. The latter highlighted (again) the many issues of user-generated content.

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Created by tony 14 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 39 weeks ago
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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – Say you're looking for free software on the internet. You are quite likely to come across sites like Super Shareware, Shareware Links, Software Files, Download Junction and File Buzz. Ah, software directories. You find a vast wealth of free software options, download what you want, and think about how awesome free software is. So you've found what you're looking for. Or have you? Read more »
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Created by vlovindia 14 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 39 weeks ago
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Microsoft's Open Source Trashware

http://www.eweek.com

I recently took a look at Microsoft's most active open-source projects and—there's no polite way to say this—they are all junk.

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Created by dave 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Second-rate Vista has Windows fans looking to Linux

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Yes, that's right. A loyal Windows user of more than 15-years is throwing in the towel on Vista. You can read his story for why he finds Vista so annoying, but I'll sum it up for you: Vista sucks.

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Why people don't switch operating systems

http://www.itwire.com

I was a bit amazed last week to note that someone who wrote that the continued piracy of Windows was affecting the spread of Linux on the desktop was described as raising an "unusual" argument. No guessing where this kind of non-logic gained its mileage - it appeared on the site that provides "news for nerds, stuff that matters."

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Created by mads 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?

http://www.lockergnome.com

I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to use it. Well, allow me to poke some holes into that theory...

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Created by dave 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Is Microsoft winning the web server war?

http://www.raiden.net

Is Microsoft slowly winning the Web Server war? I say no!

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Created by C733tus 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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The Novell/Microsoft Deal Dissected

http://boycottnovell.com

A regular reader of this site, MattD, has taken a look at Novell’s FAQ about the Microsoft deal. His analysis is worth extra attention. The FAQ is by no means new, but knowing what we know 9 months later, the intents are transparent.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Windows Vista Loses Users

http://chris.pirillo.com

This is far from scientific, but I can tell you that there were an OVERWHELMING number of MacBooks at Gnomedex this year - including two of ours (one sponsored by Lijit and the other sponsored by Blue Sky Factory). As predicted many moons ago, Windows is bleeding influencers like never before… and the bad news keeps getting worse.

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Created by leo 14 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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Why 'Windows Is Free' doesn't cut it for me

http://www.insidesocal.com

I don't want to steal. But I don't want to pay, either. Especially for the stuff that Microsoft, Adobe and others are selling and at the prices they're asking.

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Created by anna 14 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 40 weeks ago
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PC Manufacturers Finally Embracing Linux, Sort Of

http://www.dailytech.com

Dell and Lenovo are the first two companies to recently offer pre-installed open source Linux distribution on PCs and notebooks, but I highly doubt they will be the last manufacturers to take the plunge...

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 41 weeks ago
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Love and war: the Microsoft patent deals

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Few events have created more fodder for the blogosphere, more fuel for Microsoft critics and more emotional responses than the Microsoft patent deals with Novell, Linspire and Xandros. While putting together a list of things people hate about these deals is easy, generating a list of positive aspects is much harder.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 41 weeks ago
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