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  • It's a Joke: In a Linux World Without Walls Who Needs Windows? (Aug 31, 2008, 23:03)
    IT Wire: "Most of the details are still scarce at this stage but what has been confirmed is that Bill Gates will make an appearance as well as various others, with Jerry Seinfeld as the headline act."

  • Free-Software Activist Speaks on Moral Duty to Share (Aug 31, 2008, 22:03)
    The Rice Thresher: ""Today we have what we didn't have 20 years ago - powerful enemies," Stallman said."

  • Why Linux...? You Might be Surprised (Aug 31, 2008, 20:33)
    Blog of helios: "With the proliferation of Lindependence and upcoming events for that effort, HeliOS Solutions and HeliOS Solutions West will publish some basic and informative articles to guide the New Linux User."

  • Sun Naming Confusion: Is OpenSolaris an OS or a Project? (Aug 31, 2008, 19:03)
    Polish Linux: "Over three years, the OpenSolaris project has gathered some community under Sun Microsystems Inc. (SMI) guidance. The whole project resides at and is focused on the open flavor of Solaris operating system, licensed under CDDL."

  • Microsoft Investment Shows All is Not Well at Novell (Aug 31, 2008, 16:03)
    ITWire: "In the same period, Red Hat has shown impressive growth and gone from strength to strength."

  • Novell's Linux Business is Booming (Aug 31, 2008, 06:03)
    Practical Technology: "On a superficial level, Novell's third quarter, which ended July 31, 2008, didn't look that good. A closer look reveals though that Novell did quite well in general and extremely well with its Linux business."

  • LyX 1.6 is Ready For Release (Aug 31, 2008, 00:03) "Occupying a position somewhere between a word processor and a mark-up editor, LyX is designed to meet the needs of professional and academic writers by allowing them to focus on their content rather than formatting and layout."