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Git Gets Down to Business Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 26 2008 @ 03:48 PM EDT
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The birth of the splendidly-named Git distributed version control software is one of the most remarkable in the history of open source – a field not exactly short of such stories. It replaced a previous system, BitKeeper, from Larry McVoy, that was used by the Linux kernel developers. It did the job well, but it had a slight problem – for some, at least:

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Linux set for mobile boost, says Nokia Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 20 2008 @ 02:24 PM EDT
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The world's top handset maker Nokia expects the role of the Linux operating system in its product portfolio to increase as the role of its Internet-focused devices grows, company officials said.

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Silverlight makes its way onto Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 16 2008 @ 07:00 PM EDT
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The first public release of Moonlight, which provides a Linux client implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight Rich Internet application (RIA) technology, was made available this week.

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Linux rides pillion on Mumbai city buses Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 02:00 PM EDT
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In the swarming Indian metropolis Mumbai, it can be a gymnastic exercise just to fish in your pocket on the packed city buses and stretch out your paying hand to the conductor. Many commuters have opted instead for a 'smart' and cashless way to pay, provided, in part, by Linux. Named Go Mumbai, it is a prepaid smart card for BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) bus journeys.

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Time to slow down? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 13 2008 @ 02:02 PM EDT
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Pick a kernel, any kernel. With your distribution's stable and testing kernels ready to install, plus the official kernel.org releases and release candidates, who's testing what, and are enough bugs getting fixed?

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How I dumped Windows for Linux - Day 1 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 12 2008 @ 02:37 PM EDT
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Linux has been getting a lot of press over the past six months, particularly populist distributions such as Ubuntu. Dell has installed Ubuntu onto its Linux PCs and laptops, and let’s not forget the phenomenally successful Eee PC from Asus, which runs the Xandros distro.

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Microsoft opens arms to Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 12 2008 @ 01:59 PM EDT
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Many IT experts will check the date to make sure it is not the first of April when they hear that Microsoft is to support Linux servers in a beta update to its System Center Operations Manager suite for datacentre management. Microsoft’s antipathy to everything open source, and Linux in particular, has always seemed an intractable chasm, just one of those things to get used to in life.

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Why we love Ubuntu Linux (or maybe we don't) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 11 2008 @ 03:24 PM EDT
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With Ubuntu 8.04 now on the streets, it’s time to catch a breather and reflect on just why Ubuntu gets all the hype. Why is Ubuntu the hottest brand in Linuxdom at this time? Why is it the distro most frequently advocated? I posed these questions to readers and LUG members; here’s the feedback from real-life Linux users.

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OpenOffice 3 enters beta stage Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 09 2008 @ 02:56 PM EDT
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The first beta-test version of the OpenOffice.org 3.0 productivity suite was released on Wednesday, adding significant features such as improved Mac OS X support and support for the OpenDocument 1.2 standard.

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Microsoft's Suse Linux franchise Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 09 2008 @ 02:35 PM EDT
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There are 336 delegates to the KommITS Conference, of whom 156 are Members of the Society, which is a record.

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