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Mono: Microsoft community promise inadequate, says RMS

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itwire.com: Microsoft's bid to dispel the patent fears surrounding the open source .NET clone, Mono, has met with little enthusiasm from free software advocates.

10 Linux applications that are perfect for educational environments

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Teachers and school administrators are having to get creative about finding quality educational software they can afford. Jack Wallen introduces 10 topnotch open source solutions to help manage and administer educational programs and teach children of all ages.

Lockheed develops open source, social media framework

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civsourceonline.com: Lockheed Martin has announced the release of a proprietary social media tool, using an open source software license. The platform is one of a growing number of offerings meant to tap the power of collaboration between employees, while creating a secure environment to share content using blogs and wikis.

101 Open Source Apps for Enterprises

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earthweb.com: The scent of money in the air probably also explains why there are so many open source enterprise applications available. In other categories, like open source browsers, for instance, you'll struggle to find half a dozen good choices. To help you get started on the process, here are 101 open source enterprise applications.

Iron Browser: A Secure Alternative to Google Chrome

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maketecheasier.com: For those who are tempted to use Google Chrome, but are concerned about your privacy being recorded by Google, you can stop worrying now. Iron browser is an exact clone of Google Chrome, without the privacy annoyance features.

Are proprietary programs specifically reducing function for Linux?

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toolbox.com/blogs: You could say that the software world is divided. There are 10 types of software philosophies. Those that are closed source and those that are open source. One thing I have noticed is that where there are cross platform programs there is a difference between the closed source and open source implementations.

Organise your music with Picard

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tuxradar.com: Organising your digital music collection can be a Herculean effort. Yet when you have several gigabytes of tracks to sift through, your only chance of finding what you want to hear is if your music files are properly tagged.

VideoLAN releases VLC 1.0.0: Your media will never be the same

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news.cnet.com: VideoLAN's VLC media player, arguably the world's best media player, hit version 0.9.9 in early April. Three months and more than 78 million downloads later, VideoLAN has announced VLC 1.0.0, or "Goldeneye."

New features of Gwenview in KDE 4.3

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agateau.wordpress: I have been lagging quite a bit as far as blogging about Gwenview is concerned. In this post I present the most important new features introduced in the KDE 4.3 version of Gwenview which I haven’t blogged about yet.

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: a Study in Contrasts

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computerworlduk.com: KDE kindly invited me to give a talk at Akademy 2009, part of the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit running this week.

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