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  • How Not to Treat Your Readership (Oct 26, 2007, 22:30)
    Editor's Note Everyone else reacts positively to lies and outrageous behavior--only Linux users would be upset. That's the questionable point made by an InfoWorld blogger who incited the Linux community this week and then claimed it was all a way to prove how bad the community's behavior really is.

  • Here's an Idea... (Oct 26, 2007, 21:45)
    HackFUD: "Writing the previous article sparked off various thoughts in my head, one of which was 'what could be done to get consumers to start realising that there is an alternative to Windows on a PC or a laptop...?'"

  • The SCO-ification of NetApp (Oct 26, 2007, 21:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "When Network Appliance announced its patent infringement charges against Sun in September the company went out of its way to try and ensure that it was not seen as the next SCO Group..."

  • If the Data is Open, Is It Free Game? (Palamida vs. Black Duck) (Oct 26, 2007, 20:15)
    The Open Road: "Black Duck has admitted to 'borrowing' Palamida's database of open-source projects/licenses, without giving attribution or any other indication that it had taken the data from Palamida..."

  • Open Source vs. Commercial Software (Oct 26, 2007, 19:30)
    LinuxWorld: "Open source software initially was a head-scratcher: 'How can you make money selling something for free...?'"

  • Red Hat: Open Source Consolidator (Oct 26, 2007, 19:00)
    451 CAOS Theory: "A few weeks ago I mentioned the amount of merger and acquisition activity in the open source sector in recent years and that it might worth trying to build a table of open source M&A deals..."

  • Mozilla's Prism to Bring Web Apps to Desktop (Oct 26, 2007, 18:00)
    CNET News: "Even the Mozilla Foundation, makers of the popular Firefox Web browser, thinks it's time to break out of the browser..."

  • One Laptop Organization to World: Chill! (Oct 26, 2007, 16:30)
    Xconomy: "If you aren't on a schedule, you can't be late..."

  • Linux Being Launched at Schools (Oct 26, 2007, 15:45)
    Cnews: "The project to install open-source software at schools has been launched in Russia..."

  • Forbes Columnist Dan Lyons Says He Really Likes Linux, No Matter What Anyone Else Says (Oct 26, 2007, 15:00) "During a session at the 2007 Online News Association conference in Toronto, Canada, I had a chance to point my video camera at Forbes columnist (and Fake Steve Jobs blogger) Dan Lyons..."

  • Microsoft Says Windows May Soon Be On XO Laptop (Oct 26, 2007, 13:30)
    Reuters/InformationWeek: "Microsoft has made progress in getting its Windows software to work on a low-cost laptop computer for poor children that currently runs on rival Linux software, an executive said Thursday..."

  • Mongolia Commits to One Laptop Per Child (Oct 26, 2007, 12:00)
    PR-Inside: "President Nambaryn Enkhbayar of Mongolia announced today his commitment to provide every child in his nation with a connected laptop by the end of 2010..."

  • KDE and Distributions: ALT Linux Interview (Oct 26, 2007, 06:00)
    dot.KDE: "Russia recently announced plans to include GNU/Linux in every school in the country, and ALT Linux hopes to be the chosen distribution..."

  • Windows to Desktop Linux in Three Easy Steps (Oct 26, 2007, 04:30)
    LinuxWorld Australia: In fact, when compared to the mainstream alternatives, there are lots of compelling reasons to give Linux a try..."

  • HOW TO: Setup a Web-Based BitTorrent Client (Oct 26, 2007, 03:00)
    J_K9@Linux: "How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released...?"

  • Google OS: The Scenario (Oct 26, 2007, 01:30)
    PC Magazine: "But instead, we hear a lot of denial while Microsoft pushes its new agenda: advertising. And I'm not talking about buying advertising, like any normal company in the software business does, but about selling ads--as Google does..."

  • I'm Typing This on a Classmate PC (Oct 26, 2007, 00:45)
    ZDNet Education: "My Classmate PCs arrived today from Intel and I finally had time to break them out tonight..."

  • Ahhh! What Did They Do to My Gimp? (Oct 26, 2007, 00:00)
    Penguin Pete's Blog: "I have good news and bad news: the good news is that a ton of new features have been added. The bad news is, the UI has been entirely re-designed..."