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GPL v3 Has Reached 2000 Projects

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: Our database now contains over 2000 projects that are using the GPL v3. This is a large milestone for the license, and seems to still be the beginning of wider adoption. Nine months have passed since the release of the controversial license. If the trend continues, the license will be used by 5000 projects by the end of the year.

It’s official: Microsoft’s concerned about GNU/Linux

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OS

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Without fanfare (as expected), Microsoft filed its 10-K form to the Security and Exchange Commission. In it, however, we find that Microsoft bemoans the fact that their “business model,” well, might tend to suck in comparison to the open source business model.

Hardy Beta: Ooh La La

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: An Ubuntu beta is a great opportunity to really test Ubuntu and ensure it is as bug free as possible, so go and check it out. Think of it like building a huge wall, if we each put in one brick, together we can make something pretty darn solid. I just wanted to highlight a couple of my fave features in the new release that I am digging:

Czech Republic gives nod to OOXML

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OSS

linuxworld.com: The Czech Standards Institute (CSI) has voted to make Microsoft's Open Office XML format a standard, the organization said Tuesday.

Firefox 2.0.0.13 now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.13 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Also: about:mozilla - Mozilla Developer News March 25

Open-Source Technology in Digital Signage

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OSS

marcelgagne.com: This note describes some of the facts, outlines how EnQii, the Digital Signage company where the author is Chief Technology Officer, is benefiting from OSS, and outlines how in the future, OSS will be increasingly used.

An introduction to CrossOver Games

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Gaming

wine-review.blogspot: CrossOver Games is a commercial variant of Wine released by CodeWeavers with support for many of today's most popular games. CrossOver Games is tested for performance and stability with many games such as Guild Wars, Eve Online, and Steam games like Half-Life 2 and Portal.

Red Hat CEO: We haven’t done a good enough job as an industry leader, or project leader

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Linux

Paula Rooney: No doubt, Red Hat is the leading open source company but ”I don’t think we’ve done a good enough job” of leading the industry, the former Delta Airlines COO said.

Fedora 9 Beta Preview

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Linux

phoronix.com: It's been almost two months since Fedora 9 Alpha was released, which we subsequently previewed. Now with the release of Fedora 9 just being 35 days out, Red Hat has pushed out the beta release of Fedora 9 (codenamed Sulphur) with many more features implemented and ready to be tested. We have taken the time to explore the features of Fedora 9 and the progress that has been made.

All About Linux 2008: Great Moments in Linux History

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Linux

crunchgear.com: In Helsinki in 1991, a college student named Linus Torvalds was working on what was “initially a terminal emulator, which Torvalds used to access the large UNIX servers of the university” developed on Minix using the GNU C compiler. Linus “wrote the program specifically for the hardware he was using and independent of an operating system because he wanted to use the functions of his new PC with an 80386 processor.”

Ubuntu 6.10 reaches end-of-life on April 26, 2008

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Ubuntu

LWN: Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) will reach its end-of-life on April 26, 2008. Both Ubuntu 7.04 and Ubuntu 7.10 continue to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes.

Bit Torrent Solutions For Linux

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Software

Utorrent has been indisputably the best Bit-Torrent client for Windows due to it's light-weight resource friendly interface and simple usability almost since the 1.5.0 release, or perhaps since even much before. When it comes to linux, selecting the "best" Bit-Torrent client has always been a n-sided affair.

S2 Games Announces Release of Highly Anticipated Linux Client for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

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Gaming

PR: Independent game developer S2 Games today announced the release of the highly anticipated Linux client for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Linux gamers can download the client and sign-up for a FREE account at www.s2games.com.

Also: CrossOver Games For Linux Released

TEENpup 2008, the kids’ Linux OS with adult undertones

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: As a branch of the popular Puppy Linux distribution, it’s targeted squarely at teenage users. TEENpup 2008 contains the largest collection of multimedia and internet-related programs I’ve ever seen on one (half-full) CD.

F9 Beta release announcement & Screenshots

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Linux

Ah, spring... when a young penguin's fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of... Beta testing! Yes, spring has sprung, and so has the Beta release
of Fedora 9!

Free/Open-source Genealogy Software

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Software

junauza.com: A computer program used to collect, visualize, and publish genealogical data is called a Genealogy (the study and tracing of families) software. At a minimum, genealogy software collects the date and place of an individual's birth, marriage, and death, and stores the relationships of individuals to their parents, spouses, and children.

Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: The Linux operating system is not immune to virus infections, although Linux-specific viruses are extremely rare. Linux servers face more risk of virus attack than Linux desktops.

Standards expert defends OOXML fast-track bid

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OSS

news.zdnet.co.uk: A European standards expert has defended the move to fast-track the International Organization for Standardization approval process for Microsoft's Office Open XML document standard, dismissing criticisms that the decision to do so is flawed and unfair.

Shuttle KPC Desktop

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Linux
Hardware

computershopper.com: Shuttle is best known for selling barebones and complete PC systems in compact packages. With its newest offering, the KPC ("Korporate PC"), something else is small: the price. A fully working PC can be yours for a remarkable $209.

Also: Shuttle KPC K45: £180 Linux desktop

Is Linux really for me?

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Linux

rm-jones.com: In my last post, March 23, 2008, I asked the question “Linux - Is it really for me?”. Now I have the answer to that question. It is a very firm “YES”. After getting used to it, I really like Linux.

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