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FUD by Association

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First, there was plain, old FUD - classic Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Then we had stealth FUD. Now we have FUD by association.

SCO Claims IBM Destroyed Crucial Evidence

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The SCO Group versus IBM lawsuit is growing ever more desperate--and ever more weird. The latest twist: Buried in a new filing from SCO is a claim that International Business Machines destroyed evidence.

Please Submit your Open Source Resume in Word

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I had email today from Studio B. Apparently they are looking for technical writers in some specific areas. I'm neither interested nor qualified (and if elected, I will not serve) but I had to raise my eyebrows at this kicker: If this is of interest, please submit your resume, in Microsoft Word format...

Shuttleworth computer labs ransacked

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Two of the computer laboratories set up in Cape Town schools by the Shuttleworth Foundation were ransacked during the three-week school holiday which ended on Friday.

Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs

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The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty sandals. So what can a non-coder do?

Microsoft and the Xen of Linux

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There was a time when running Linux on a Windows Server would have been considered taboo by Microsoft. Times do change.

You say SUSE, I say SuSE

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You say poTAto, I say poTAHto, you say "OpenSUSE," I say SUSE, let's call the whole thing off!? Well, not yet.

Computers Within A Computer - Virtualization Supports All Systems

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A few euros can buy plenty of computers although they made not be made of plastic and metal. While a user cannot physically touch a virtual machine, they function just like an ordinary computer thanks to virtualization.

Net Neutrality: A Threat to Operating Systems

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Is net neutrality a threat to the birth of viable online operating systems? Some believe so, while others feel that the neutrality of the Internet is not even in any sort of danger.

MySQL names new executives

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Open-source database company MySQL named two new executives Monday. Paul Weinstein was named as executive vice president of business development and Clint Smith was named as general counsel.

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