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Group aims to defend Linux from bad patents Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, February 04 2009 @ 01:32 PM EST
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A group has been formed to help protect Linux from being undermined by poor-quality software patents.

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US government builds Linux supercomputer for nuclear stockpile Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 03 2009 @ 04:00 PM EST
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The US government has commissioned IBM to create a massive supercomputer that will have 1.6 million processor cores and be 15 times faster than today's most powerful machine.

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Linux Defenders organize to fight patent trolls Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 03 2009 @ 02:55 PM EST
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In December, General Patent Corp. announced it was working on behalf of Worlds.com to enforce its patents on "Scalable Virtual World Chat Client-Server System" and "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space," which date back to 1995.

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Torvalds rejects one-size-fits-all Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 03 2009 @ 02:09 PM EST
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Linus Torvalds has rejected the argument that Linux developers should pool their resources behind a single distribution.

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Open Access Astro-Observatory Runs Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, February 01 2009 @ 04:03 AM EST
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Montegancedo Observatory is the first free open access astronomical observatory in the world. It is located in Building 6 of the School of Computing.

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Sun 'can be biggest open source company' Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 29 2009 @ 02:25 PM EST
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Ulf Michael Widenius, better known to open source folk as Monty, has a few things in common with Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

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Ubuntu's Shuttleworth praises Windows 7, welcomes fight Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, January 22 2009 @ 01:37 PM EST
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Mark Shuttleworth is looking forward to a good, clean netbook fight with Microsoft following the release of Windows 7.

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Linus Torvalds on regression, laziness and having his code rejected Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 21 2009 @ 02:41 PM EST
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Want to know what happens if you suggest a way to fix Linux that might solve a major difficulty, but also introduce new problems? To quote Linus Torvalds: " I laugh in your face!"

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Setting Up the Ideal Linux Desktop Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 21 2009 @ 01:59 PM EST
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I confess: leave me alone in your house, and I'll browse through your books. I don't usually have the chutzpah to pry into your desktop and configuration files if you leave your computer unlocked, but the temptation is strong. What seems natural to one user isn't always natural to me, and I've learned a lot when I've been allowed to look around another person's system.

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Canonical and Microsoft: Is Sustaining a Business Better than Turning a Profit Right Now? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 20 2009 @ 02:28 PM EST
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The New York Times ran a piece this Sunday featuring Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. Though a majority of the piece was biographical, and the rest wasn't exactly the picture of accuracy in its portrayal of Ubuntu (or Linux in general), there were a few interesting figures.

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