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Geeky Valentine's Day Roundup

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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:

Will you celebrate Document Freedom Day this year?

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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.

How Old ATI GPUs Can Be Faster On Open Drivers

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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.

Cuba Announces Migration to Open-Source Software

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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.

Can Free, "Open-Source" Software Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology?

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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?

5 Factors for Open Source Success

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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.

The Versions of ODF

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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.

Who Are This Year's Free Software Heroes?

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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.

Competitive Benefits Drive Businesses to Open Source

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  • Competitive Benefits Drive Businesses to Open Source
  • Open-Source Software Gives Competitive Advantage: Gartner Survey

2010 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

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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:

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