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  • A Salute to Visionary CEOs (Sep 18, 2008, 22:33)
    InternetNews: "It's not easy to find the most inspired executives who possess a unique mix of talent, drive, energy, leadership -- on top of a steely conviction about their technology vision."

  • Stanford Frees CS, Robotics Courses (Sep 18, 2008, 20:33)
    DeviceGuru: "Stanford University has launched a series of 10 free, online computer science (CS) and electrical engineering courses."

  • Linux and the Enterprise Desktop, Revisited (Sep 18, 2008, 18:33)
    ServerWatch: "It's getting increasingly harder to blame Microsoft for Linux's lack of success with the desktop market. Can the culprit be Linux itself?"

  • HP's "Innovation" Reeks of Self-Promotion (Sep 18, 2008, 18:03)
    The Open Road: "Embedded in the news that Hewlett-Packard plans to cut 24,600 jobs from its roster in an effort to make its EDS acquisition work, was this interesting tidbit..."

  • Linux Alternatives to Windows SBS Part One (Sep 18, 2008, 16:03)
    The Linux Distillery: "Today and Sunday I'm going to tell you about Linux-based choices which free you from the shackles SBS imposes."

  • Myths of Linux - People Don't Care About Licensing (Sep 18, 2008, 15:03)
    Gnuru: "I care about the licensing of the software I use, not because of some philosophical principle, but because I got sick and tired of having the thumbscrews put on me by proprietary software companies."

  • Seinfeld Ads End as Microsoft Turns to Reclaim 'I'm a PC' Slur From Apple (Sep 18, 2008, 14:18)
    Computerworld: "The long, oft-baffling "teaser" ads" by Microsoft Corp. featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates that kicked off two weeks ago are abruptly ending, the company said late Wednesday, as Part 2 of its $300 million Windows marketing rehab campaign begins."

  • Interop: Novell Chief Uses Linux Desktop (Sep 18, 2008, 13:33)
    Information Week: "Novell CEO Ronald Hovsepian said Wednesday that he uses a Linux-based desktop while on the job and that Novell's use of open source software internally "has saved the company a lot of money.""

  • RMS About Google Chrome and GNU/Linux on Laptops (Sep 18, 2008, 12:33)
    Guiodic Blog: "You wrote: "The free world is the new continent in cyberspace". In 1983, did you imagine this continent would grow so much? What are the most important goals for Free software movement today?"

  • 10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows (Sep 18, 2008, 12:03)
    TechRepublic: "Throughout my 10+ years of using Linux, I have heard about everything that Windows does better than Linux. So I thought it time to shoot back and remind everyone of what Linux does better than Windows."

  • How To Not Hire A Job Applicant (Sep 18, 2008, 09:03)
    Datamation: "My colleague at Datamation, James Maguire, wrote an excellent article yesterday offering 10 tips on "how to not get an IT job....So here are my 10 tips on how to not hire an IT job applicant (some of which are based on personal experience):"

  • Scalp: Log Analyzer Finds Web Attacks (Sep 18, 2008, 07:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Romain Gaucher, a specialist in web security, offers his Scalp tool in version 0.4. The log analyzer searches for attacks on Apache web applications."

  • Updated: Meet 120 Companies Running Ubuntu Linux (Sep 18, 2008, 04:33)
    WorksWithU: "We’re striving to identify 1,000 businesses and organizations across the globe that run Ubuntu on servers, desktops, laptops or mobile devices."

  • Are Cocky Developers Worth It? (Sep 18, 2008, 01:33)
    Datamation: "The descriptive words I can print were brash, arrogant, overbearing and even cocky."