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Open source validated long before Red Hat's milestone

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OSS

itworld.com: I am probably one of the least excited people in the open source community about Red Hat's surpassing of the $1 billion revenue milestone yesterday.

Munich's mayor claims €4m savings from Linux switch

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theregister.co.uk: Christian Ude, the mayor of Munich and occasional political cabaret artist, is trumpeting the cost savings made by switching from Windows to Linux, claiming his city has saved over €4m over the last year alone.

Researcher publishes specs for real Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder

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Gadgets

arstechnica.com: The Star Trek tricorder has become a reality, thanks to the hobby project of a cognitive science researcher. Dr. Peter Jansen has developed a handheld mobile computing device that has a number of sophisticated embedded sensors.

23 years on and still people don't get free software

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In 1989 The GNU project introduced the GPL - not the first occurrence of a free software licence but arguably the most important. Yet today in 2012 we still have large sections of the computing industry which just doesn't get free software. I came across a glaring example of this today.

Read the article at Free Software Magazine.

Is GNU/Linux just not cool anymore?

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Software is becoming less and less important. Most people today just don't care about what software they use, what operating system they run, or who is behind the pretty screens they see. What they want, is something that works. Or, better, anything that works. This shift caused a series of changes which shook the whole industry. One of them amongst them: are GNU/Linux and free software in general just not cool anymore? Google Trends gives some interesting answers.

Read the article at Free Software Magazine.

Red Hat: The first billion dollar Linux company has arrived

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  • Red Hat: The first billion dollar Linux company has arrived
  • Linux Powers Red Hat Over $1 Billion - Why Open Source Matters
  • Red Hat on what an open cloud really means
  • US HOT STOCKS: Red Hat, Mosaic Active In Late Trading
  • Red Hat Becomes Open Source’s First $1 Billion Baby

First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK

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Hardware
  • First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK, awaiting CE compliance testing
  • Raspberry Pi: What You Need to Know (Features, Details and More)

Linux 3.3: Finally a little good news for bufferbloat

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cringely.com: While I was out chasing computer history last week, the Linux 3.3 kernel was released. And a very interesting release it is.

Linus Torvalds busts Microsoft patent

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Microsoft

techeye.net: Open source pin-up Linus Torvalds has managed to stuff up an important Microsoft patent which was being used to force Google Android and Linux handset users to pay up.

Building the worst Linux PC ever

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Hardware

hackaday.com: Linux is generally considered the go-to OS for under powered computers. Wanting to challenge the preconceived notion that Linux requires ‘a computer made in the last 20 years,’ [Dmitry] built the worst Linux PC ever around a simple 8-bit microcontroller.

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