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Nine Current Flame Wars in Open Source

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earthweb.com: Whatever else you can say about the personal computer, the Internet, and social media, all of them have greatly increased our ability to argue with each other. In the last three decades, flame wars have become the norm. Here are nine of the hottest arguments in FOSS.

London Stock Exchange tackles closing auction system problem

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has taken steps to resolve a system problem that occurred at 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday), which saw a delay to the start of the closing auction and knocked out automatic trades during a 42 second period.

No more desktop Linux systems in the German Foreign Office

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h-online.com: In response to a question on "the use of open source software in the Foreign Office and other Government departments" submitted in parliament by the SPD (Social Democrats, the main German opposition party), the German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems.

Debian 6 Offers Updated Applications, Few Rough Spots

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eweek.com: This latest release, which is also known by the Toy Story-inspired name “Squeeze,” will play well in server deployments that draw on open-source components, which the Debian project has a knack for packaging up for easy installation over one of the project's repository mirror sites.

Fedora, openSUSE Give up on Unity

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ostatic.com/blog: Some bad news came across the wire today. In a bit of a coincidence, the contributors from both openSUSE and Fedora who were working on Unity announced on the same day they were giving it up.

Debian volatile replaced by new updates suite

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debian.org/News: The Debian Volatile archive is discontinued starting from the upcoming Debian release 6.0 (Squeeze). It is replaced by the suite squeeze-updates on the official mirrors.

Executive Spotlight: Paul Smith of Red Hat

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blog.executivebiz.com: As general manager for Red Hat‘s Public Sector, Paul Smith oversees all aspects of sales, business development, marketing, consulting and the channel partners focused on federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions.

As Linux becomes easier it can be more dangerous

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it.toolbox.com: Over the last several years I have seen great leaps and bounds in terms of ease of use for Linux based operating systems (have to keep the purists happy Smile which I will refer to as simply Linux. Because I am lazy and don't want to write Linux based operating system all the time.

Arch Steps Up – Debian Takes A Backseat

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lockergnome.com: I recently did some soul searching regarding my GNU/Linux philosophy. I found that I wasn’t being true to myself.

Mageia Announces First Alpha Release

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ostatic.com/blog: Anne Nicolas has announced the first alpha release of Mageia (code name Cantine). The 32-bit or 64-bit DVD should be landing on mirrors very soon.

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