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Microsoft’s Government Stranglehold Collapsing: As Expected, British Government Departments (Tax Authorities First) Dump Microsoft, Will Likely Embrace ODF; India and Sweden Likewise

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 09:42:49 PM
Despite Microsoft blackmail of British politicians, HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) moves to Google’s ODF-supporting office suite, dumping Microsoft’s biggest cash cow and notorious lock-in; India and Sweden too move in a positive direction with more Free software, despite Microsoft lobbying and bullying

Pragmatism in the History of GNU, Linux and Free/Open Source Software

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 07:41:59 PM
Richard Stallman, GNU and the Free Software Foundation have not always been as radical and averse to compromise as some supporters of open source software and the Linux kernel have contended.

Sabayon 15.06 Screencast and Screenshots

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 06:44:48 PM
Sabayon 15.06 is a modern and easy to use Linux distributionbased on Gentoo, following an extreme, yet reliable, rolling release model.This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories.In this release we focused also our attention on a big restyle. Yes you heard it well.

Red Hat Software Collections 2 arrives for cloud and container developers

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 05:47:37 PM
Red Hat is adding new web development tools, dynamic languages and databases, and support for multiple language versions and, oh yes, Docker container support.

How to install Scilab 5.5.1 on Ubuntu 15.04

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 04:50:26 PM
Scilab is a free and Open Source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.

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EC publishes open source code of legislation editor

The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes. Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000. Read more

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openSUSE Leap 42 Is a New Version That Will Change the openSUSE Project

The openSUSE community has spoken, and the name and version of the new openSUSE release have been chosen. The project is undergoing some major changes, and they had to illustrate that with a name that sells it. Read more