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Will Linux Benefit from Microsoft's SNAFU in Massachusetts?

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Linux

Shortly after the announcement of the Commonwealth's decision to require the Open Document Format for all state agencies, Australia compelled its entire government to adopt the same. One only has to wonder who else will follow. I would expect all countries across the global to break Redmond's de facto standard.

How does this hurt Microsoft?

Computing Awards - Projects of the Year

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Sci/Tech

We profile the shortlists for the Projects of the Year in the prestigious Computing Awards for Excellence 2005, to be hosted on 16 November in London.

This week's Open source Round up

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OSS

It's been a relatively quiet week in the open source community. While it's a nice break, I have a feeling everyone is simply taking a breath and preparing for the next frenzy.

Vista's licensing speeds NSW gov't move to Linux

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Linux

The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance against Microsoft's decision to make an enterprise edition of Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to its Software Assurance program.

KDE e.V. Assembly Meeting 2005 Notes

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KDE

KDE's legal body KDE e.V. held its Annual General Meeting at aKademy 2005 last month. Notes from the meeting are now available.

First Beta Linux with Debian Core Arrives

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Linux

MEPIS recently released the latest beta of its lightweight Linux distribution MEPISLite 3.3.2-test01, thus making it the first vendor to release a Linux based on the Debian Common Core.

The $100 laptop moves closer to reality

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Hardware

The $100 laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible, self-reliant, and run Linux.

WordPerfect Will Support OpenDocument … Someday

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Software

StarOffice 8 may be getting the lion's share of attention, but Corel insists that its WordPerfect Office is also a leading contender for office suites and that it will soon be supporting the OpenDocument format.

OSV Urges Australian Agencies to Follow MA in Open Document Standards

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OSS

Massachusetts joins the Australian Federal Government in adopting this format for long-term electronic document storage. Open Source Victoria (OSV) recently called on all remaining Australian states and government agencies to also adopt this format as a viable approach to ensuring guaranteed access to public sector documents and data in perpetuity.

Open source software -- Managing the legal risks

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OSS

Using open source software (OSS) in this manner can be very efficient. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about OSS, and the legal ramifications that can arise are not so simple.

TRW To Consolidate On Dell And Linux

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Linux

TRW Automotive has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Dell that involves standardizing on Dell enterprise products and services, including a move as much of its server infrastructure as possible off Unix-based equipment to Dell systems running a Linux operating system.

At the Sounding Edge: A September Trio

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Software

What common goal is shared by the Toledo Area LUG and Toledo Hip-Hop? Building a recording studio with open-source software that the whole community can use.

Wikibooks takes on textbook industry

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OSS

Created in the same mold as the Wikipedia project--the open-source encyclopedia that lets anyone create or edit an article and that now has nearly 747,000 entries in English alone--Wikibooks is still in its earliest stages.

Understanding Linux

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Linux

Linux experts Marcel Gagné and Peter van der Linden, who recently published new books on the subject, were online Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Noon ET to answer questions about the open source operating system, which is often used as an alternative to Microsoft Windows.

PlanetPenguin Racer v0.5 ALPHA

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Gaming

Whether your in search of a great OpenGL racing game to play in your time off, or would rather enjoy supporting open-source gaming projects, today we have some screenshots of the latest PlanetPenguin Racer v0.5 ALPHA release.

Matrox Millennium G550 for PCI Express

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Hardware
Reviews

Matrox Millennium graphics cards have for years proven reliable, with great drivers, good 2D rendering capabilities, and decent resolutions are supported. Today, PCI Express is replacing AGP as the standard video card interface, and the Matrox adapter is now available in a PCI Express configuration. Here's what to expect from it.

What Is Firefox

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Moz/FF

Firefox is a free web browser. It is one of the products of the Mozilla open source software project, supported by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a way of life. There have been over 90 million downloads since Firefox 1.0 was released in November, 2004.

Columnist Writes Dumb Op-Ed Piece Against MA

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OSS

Ziff-Davis Group columnist David Coursey thinks that Massachusetts' plan to free the state from Microsoft's closed, proprietary formats is a "dumb move".

Linux RealPlayer Under Zero-Day Gun

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Security

The Linux versions of RealNetworks' popular RealPlayer and Helix Player can be used by attackers to load malicious code onto systems, several security organizations reported Tuesday.

Matalan checks out Linux tills

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Linux

UK retailer Matalan has migrated 2,800 tills to Linux. Capgemini advised the UK retailer to run thousands of tills on Linux rather than Windows, as it is more secure and easier to support.

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