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What comes after September 2

http://www.sutor.com

I’ve mentioned before that whatever happens with the JTC1 ballot that closes on September 2, there will be a lengthy process that follows it before OOXML ever becomes an ISO/IEC standard, if that does come to pass.

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Created by greengrass 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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"Selling" Linux - We've Been Doing It All Wrong

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

"Some of us are perfectly happy just having a system that we no longer have to worry about."

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Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [III]

http://polishlinux.org

I’d like to invite you to read the last of three articles from the “Dump Windows” saga of writings. Two previous articles (part I, part II) stirred up quite a controversy and a variety of opinions. With this article I’m hoping for calmer and more meritorious responses.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Some LinuxWorld predictions

http://www.businessreviewonline.com

It's that time of the year again. Here's next week's news, so you won't miss anything:

- Ron Hovsepian will talk up the benefits of Novell's Microsoft deal.

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Promoting Your Project: Beyond Word of Mouth

http://blue-gnu.biz

Many Free Software projects have not received the attention they merit, not because they aren't good projects, but because the developers involved either do not have the time to devote to it, or do not grasp the impact that a little good promotion can have on their projects.

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Created by mads 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Maybe the problem is in mischaracterizing Google, not in its use of open source

http://blogs.cnet.com

I've been talking back and forth over email about "the Google/open source conundrum" with a few people that I deeply respect. This will all come out in an upcoming post (tentatively titled "GPL, the new BSD"), but in the course of talking with these people I'm starting to wonder:

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Created by Jimbob 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

http://redmondmag.com

The jury is out on whether smaller shops can actually work with open source operating systems.

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Is the demand for desktop Linux negligible?

http://www.zdnet.com.au

There's been much fanfare about Linux replacing Windows on desktops but we've yet to see any major adoptions take place -- this may have something to do with the fact that in Australia, none of the major PC manufacturers have offered Linux as a pre-installed option.

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Created by C733tus 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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FOSS developers need to pay more attention to Web 2.0

http://radar.oreilly.com

"Web 2.0 software-as-a-service applications built on top of the LAMP stack now generate several orders of magnitude more revenue than any companies seeking to directly monetize open source. And most of the software used by those Web 2.0 companies above the commodity platform layer is proprietary. Not only that, Web 2.0 is siphoning developers and buzz away from open source."

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Created by can.axis 14 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Can Linux Replace Windows?

http://www.pcmech.com

As a bit of a follow-up to my recent editorial about the different operating systems battling it out, a few readers made comments about Ubuntu and Windows and, essentially, that I was giving Windows a little too much credit. So, I thought I would write another one here specifically to address the issue of Linux actually replacing Windows. Can it?

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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The value of an independent Linux

http://news.com.com

A thought struck me this morning: would you really want your database/application server/office productivity suite/etc. developer to also be the author of your operating system? On one level, the answer is an easy 'yes': tighter integration between the OS and the applications that run on it is a good thing.

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Created by greengrass 14 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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From Fedora, through Ubuntu and Slackware, getting close to ZenWalk

http://www.insidesocal.com

In the "if it ain't broke, then why the hell are you fixing it?" department, maybe I should refocus my energies on Debian and not worry so much about Fedora/Red Hat. But there's something about Fedora/RHEL that is calling to me.

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Created by snotbutter 14 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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The Ubuntu Buzz

http://usalug-org.blogspot.com

There have been a lot of positive things going on in the Ubuntu space, but there has been at least one change where a Ubuntu consumer has returned to good old Debian - one of the first adopters, SimplyMEPIS. Warren Woodford found that the LTS version, 6.06 of Ubuntu, upon which SimplyMEPIS has been based since V6.0, receives security updates but otherwise few, if any, new packages.

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Created by C733tus 14 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 24 weeks ago
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Linux Vs. Mac: Which Is The Better Alternative To Microsoft Windows?

http://www.informationweek.com

If you're a Vista-wary Windows user who would rather switch than fight, should you move to a Linux distro or Apple's OS X? We asked a Mac fan and a Linux advocate to lead a guided tour of each OS.

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Created by peacemaker 14 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 25 weeks ago
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Do we need an open hardware license?

http://www.linux.com

Nokia researcher Jamey Hicks recently proposed a Open Source Hardware License (OSHL) for approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Is there a need for a hardware-specific license? If so, what makes hardware different from software?

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