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Is Ubuntu the Barack Obama of Linux? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 28 2008 @ 02:22 PM EST
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Oh, the unfairness of it. Take a look at the list of the most popular Linux distributions. Topping the user rankings? Ubuntu, of course.

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Shuttleworth: Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 28 2008 @ 01:57 PM EST
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Canonical, the commercial backer of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, is not yet turning a profit, but founder Mark Shuttleworth said Monday during a teleconference that he is prepared to bankroll the company for three to five more years.

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OpenOffice.org Update Sets Downloads Record Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 27 2008 @ 03:38 PM EST
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OpenOffice.org 3.0 was downloaded 3 million times in its first week, with about 80% of the downloads by Windows users, an official with the group said in a blog post last week.

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Linux reveals billion-dollar project Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 27 2008 @ 02:58 PM EST
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The Linux Foundation has conducted a new study revealing the development of the Linux Fedora 9 operating system would cost $10.8 billion, reports IT Pro.

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Nobody at IBM is using Vista Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 27 2008 @ 02:36 PM EST
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Andrew Miller writes "Unlike most normal people - I spent my Saturday at the Linux Live Expo, held at London’s Olympia. Generally speaking - I was a little disappointed with the event, and if wasn’t for meeting up with members from the Kent Linux User Group, I would have gone home disappointed."

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GNOME usability hackfest Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 26 2008 @ 02:12 PM EST
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The latest musings from Mark Shuttleworth... He founded Canonical Ltd. and as of 2008, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operating system.

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Should Ballmer Be Concerned by Linux? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, October 26 2008 @ 02:03 PM EST
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Another grey "Grey Eagle" (or is it gray?), Jean-Louis Gassee says he's concerned about Steve Ballmer's getting distracted on his ride to work. He shouldn't be. The issue Jean-Louis mentions is the competition with free software. But the numbers don't back up the concern.

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Open source Linux worth billions, Microsoft warned Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 23 2008 @ 03:34 PM EDT
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A new study claimed that the development of the Linux Fedora 9 operating system would cost $10.8 billion (£6.3 billion) to build, and that Microsoft’s software monopoly could disappear.

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Linux source code passes 10 million lines Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 22 2008 @ 02:51 PM EDT
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THE NUMBER of lines of source code comprising Linux kernel files recently surpassed the ten million mark after the latest release of Linux version 2.6.27, an analysis has found.

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Linux standards tool adds app testing Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 12:53 PM EDT
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The Linux Foundation has included an application-checker tool in the public beta version of the Linux Standard Base 4.0.

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