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How open source saved a school district’s IT department

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Heather Carver faced major dilemmas when she became the IT director at Windsor Unified School District in California one year ago. There was no virus protection, no data backup, and upgrading to current Microsoft technologies would have cost more than $100,000, half of the district’s IT budget. Buying security from Trend Micro to cover all seven schools would have cost $200,000 a year. The solution to most of Windsor’s problems boiled down to two words: open source.

Open Source Is the Big Disruptor

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OSS

eWeek: Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models.

My Mother’s Top 10 Computing Rules

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Humor

lockergnome.com: Now I completely adore my mother, however I often wonder (and cringe) about the very unique set of computing rules that she seems to follow quite faithfully. As a tribute to her, I thought I would share just a few of them with you.

Of or Relating to Struggle Within a Nation, Organization, or Group

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Linux

Linux Today: Today's new word, boys and girls. is internecine. Internecine! As in the internecine warfare the community is undergoing right now because--horror of horrors--people in the community don't always agree how Linux should be built or used!

Kernel hacker writes Linux book

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Linux

linuxdevices: Long-time kernel hacker Robert Love has authored a technical book on low-level system programming with Linux. Published by O'Reilly, Linux System Programming aims to provide a Linux-only version of the many available Unix system programming references.

Unfortunate experiences on ugly little laptop

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OS

kmandla.wordpress.com: I have some more unfortunate experiences to report for my ugly little laptop. I’m willing to call it lack of experience, but Gentoo has staged (no pun intended) a mini-revolt on this machine. ReactOS, PCLinuxOS, and Windows 95...

Firefox 3.0 alpha blocks malware, secures plug-in updates

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Moz/FF

computerworld: Mozilla updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it's talked up for months.

Screen VT100/ANSI Terminal Emulator Cheat Sheet

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HowTos

catonmat.net: You might be pretty productive on a terminal emulator which can have multiple terminals open in a single window but what if you are connected to a distant server with a telnet/ssh client such as Putty? Would you run multiple Putty sessions to do what you have desired? What if your connection breaks loose? Would you reconnect and start all over again? Definitely not! One of the solutions is to use an advanced terminal emulator such as screen.

Largo still loves Linux

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Linux

linux.com: Largo system administrator Dave Richards and his coworkers are excited about bringing the 3-D Compiz-Fusion desktop to Largo. They currently have about 30 users testing it, and other city employees who have seen the demo desktops are begging to have it available on their accounts, too, so a citywide rollout is only a matter of time.

USB Gentoo 2007.0 install

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Gentoo
HowTos

pendrivelinux.com: In the following USB Gentoo tutorial will cover how to install, boot and run Gentoo 2007.0 from a USB device using Windows. Gentoo is a popular Linux version named after the Gentoo Penguin.

'Open Minds' want Linux and open source in American schools

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OSS

linux-watch: Many other countries are turning to Linux and open-source for their school-house computer needs, and now there's a conference for those who want to bring it to schools in the U.S.

Apples or oranges? What is JeOS?

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Ubuntu

Enterprise Linux Log: JeOS (pronounced “juice”) is a concept first described in writing by Srinivas Krishnamurti of VMware in this blog entry. With the pronouncement this week by Canonical that the Ubuntu distribution of Linux is now a JeOS product.

OpenOffice.Org 3.0 feature list

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OOo

/home/liquidat: OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2007) is taking place this week. Among the first information available is a talk about the future of OOorg. The conference is held in Barcelona until Friday. The first talks were today, and first files are available.

Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

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OSS

eWeek: Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 20.

Growing Linux Desktop market share

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Linux

gh-linux.blogspot: Now, I think a few of the "7 reasons" are bogus and irrelevent but a few are close to correct. And, the premise that this is not the Year of the Linux Desktop, and that next year is probably not the Year of the Linux Desktop is valid.

Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it

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Linux

linux.com: Nowadays, many machines are running with 2-4 gigabytes of RAM, and their owners are discovering a problem: When they run 32-bit GNU/Linux distributions, their extra RAM is not being used. Fortunately, correcting the problem is only a matter of installing or building a kernel with a few specific parameters enabled or disabled.

Linux and its identity crisis

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Linux

c|net blogs: If you've been following the current rift in the Linux community between Linus Torvalds and his minions squaring off against Con Kolivas and the mainstream Linux fanatics, you probably know that it's getting quite heated.

See the Harvest Moon Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Sci/Tech

iTWire: A Harvest Moon is a full Moon that appears closest to the autumnal equinox, which occurs in 2007 on September 23 in the northern hemisphere. The name “Harvest Moon” is named so because farmers are able to work later at night “harvesting” their crops due to the reflected light coming off of the full Moon.

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