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Using Linux as the operating system has not been a matter of religion or partisanship. Not even a matter of personal choice. It's a matter of pragmatic necessity. To give you a better picture of why, here's the story of Ricky.
In short: We installed a computer for a financially-disadvantaged kid. We taught that kid how to use the computer. That kid was supremely happy with his new Linux computer. We left. The end.
First, we started with Windows XP, then we moved to nothing but Linux because Microsoft refused to sell us licenses that were cheap enough to make our organization viable. Also, in less than a week of uses Windows, we were flooded with calls from parents complaining about viruses and malware. At that time, we were placing six computers in homes per week, so the complaints were a logistics nightmare for us.
Catalyst, an open source software specialist based in Christchurch, New Zealand, has taken ownership of ePortfolio project Mahara's trademark and will also lead the its partner programme, it announced overnight.
"The transfer of the trademark and a new model for community engagement through support companies heralds an exciting new phase in the Mahara project," Catalyst said.
So, for all who feared that somehow KDE now decided to be “like Apple” or “like GNOME”, which translates for them to “Not giving the user any options”, fear not: In those cases where it makes sense, a flexible UI is precisely the embodiment of “Simple by default. Powerful when needed.”
Our top story on this October 27, 2014 is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. There are a couple of interesting user reviews of recently released Ubuntu 14.10 and Bodhi Linux lives with the release of 3.0 RC2. "Bob Young talks about the origins of Red Hat" and, finally, "The Document Foundation joins the Open Source Business Alliance."