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Linux triumphs in UK schools as hell freezes over Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 25 2008 @ 02:20 PM EDT
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It was not long ago that most commentators believed an Open Source company would join the likes of Capita, Serco and RM shortly after hell froze over. But times do change. In this case the driving force for change seems to be (we presume) the well-known cost-benefit values of Linux and other Open Source software.

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Novell's Linux business - less dependent on Microsoft Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 24 2008 @ 02:24 PM EDT
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People have criticised Novell for relying on Microsoft to bring in Linux business, which is a bit like a blood bank relying on supplies from Dracula.

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What's Red Hat doing in the virtualization business? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 03:17 PM EDT
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Even before Red Hat bought the virtualization company Qumranet, with its Linux KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) platform, Red Hat had made it clear that it was moving into virtualization in a big way. At its annual Red Hat Summit in June, the Linux powerhouse announced that it would be deploying its Embedded Linux Hypervisor, oVirt, which is based on KVM in its server line. This lightweight, embeddable hypervisor currently enables users to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows VMs on Linux.

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Stallman comments on the Oyster Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 23 2008 @ 03:04 PM EDT
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After our coverage of London's Oyster card, which uses Linux for its online payment system, we had a response from Richard Stallman, head of the Free Software Foundation.

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How2 ... join the Linux movement Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 22 2008 @ 04:00 PM EDT
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The Linux movement has taken off and Dave Thompson goes undercover to find out how to join

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Free Linux driver development Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, September 22 2008 @ 03:47 PM EDT
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Open source drivers will become an imperative, rather than a choice, for device manufacturers who want to break into new markets and extend their user base.

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The Short Life Expectancy of the Virtualized Desktop Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 18 2008 @ 02:13 PM EDT
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Current virtualized desktop solutions have the life expectancy of a fruit fly. Even in computer terms that is very, very short. So short, in fact, that you may want to bypass it completely.

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The double-edged sword of the economy for open source Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 17 2008 @ 02:34 PM EDT
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When I talk to vendors, I can often tell how truly open source they are based on their response to the question: what has been the impact of the economy on your business?

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Mozilla admits 'giant error' with Firefox EULA move Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 17 2008 @ 02:14 PM EDT
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Bending to criticism from Linux users angry that it added a license agreement to Firefox, open-source developer Mozilla Corp. has admitted making a mistake and said it will strip the legalese from the browser's next update.

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Now playing: DVD movies, Windows audio files on Ubuntu Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 16 2008 @ 03:05 PM EDT
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Life just got easier for users of the downloadable or boxed retail versions of the Ubuntu Linux 8.04 operating system who want easy and cheap ways of adding DVD playback and improved audio capabilities to their machines.

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