linux-magazine.com: I have nothing against Valentine's Day, but I also don't go crazy for the holiday, either. Tonight, my husband and I will go bowling, just like we do every Monday night. So, in honor of Valentine's Day, I give you a geeky romantic roundup:
blogs.computerworlduk.com: Don’t for a second underestimate the importance of document freedom. It sounds dull - not just mundane, but the forgotten esoterica of the mundane - but it’s a crucial driver in the dominance of major software vendors.
phoronix.com: A few days ago when publishing the results of benchmarking a lot of graphics cards on their Gallium3D drivers (about a dozen graphics cards) this left a number of people surprised.
cubaheadlines.com: More than 8,000 computers at the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) will be migrating to GNU/Linux open-source platforms, according to Abel Firvida, who is heading the open-source software project there.
news.yahoo.com: If girls are taught computer skills in school from an early age, then there will be just as many female computer programmers as male ones ... at least, in theory. But when computer classes involve being taught to use products from Apple, Adobe and Microsoft -- and include activities like field trips to the Apple Store -- who's benefiting from them? The girls, or the corporations that sponsor their classes?
govtech.com: In 2001 Germany was in an economic slump — the country’s economy had been flat for several years. Just as government budgets were cratering, Microsoft Corp. upgraded its operating systems from Windows NT to Windows XP, forcing IT directors like Bräuner into a difficult choice: retain an outdated operating system without support from Microsoft, pay for the new operating system, or find an alternative.
robweir.com: Every time we make a change to the specification in response to public comments we are required to have another 15-day review of the changes. This is all necessary procedural work, to make sure all stakeholders have the opportunity to comment. But it is not very exciting.
linuxinsider.com: Linus Torvalds was the first suggestion of Hyperlogos blogger Martin Espinoza for the Award for the Advancement of Free Software: "It is hard to conceive of a world in which he doesn't already have one. Next in line, "I would nominate Dries Buytaert, the unifying force behind Drupal.
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linuxquestions.org: The polls are closed and the results are in. We had a record number of votes cast for the tenth straight year. Congratulations should go to each and every nominee. We once again had some extremely close races. The official results: