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  • Transmeta, Chip Patents Up for Sale (Sep 26, 2008, 23:25) "Transmeta, the chip maker that once challenged Intel with its low-power x86-compatible processors and once employed Linux creator Linus Torvalds for some time, has put itself up for sale."

  • Red Hat: Go Support Yourselves, Fedora Users (Sep 26, 2008, 21:38)
    The Register: "There is always a temptation to try to monetize the vast installed base of users who are making use of the so-called development or community editions of programs. But Red Hat isn't going for it."

  •'s Guide to the 2008 US Presidential Candidates (Sep 26, 2008, 21:01) "As November's national election looms in the United States, voters can expect increasing coverage of the hot-button issues through the mainstream media and campaign ads. On issues important to the open source and free software communities, however, information is harder to come by."

  • Devil-Linux Distro Bundles Router/Firewall and Server in One Live CD (Sep 26, 2008, 19:03) "Devil-Linux might sound hellish for a Linux distribution, but this live CD offers many blessings for your server needs."

  • Canonical Wants to Know What you Want From Ubuntu Server (Sep 26, 2008, 18:02)
    Practical Technology: "Canonical is running a survey for Ubuntu Server edition users to see how they're currently using Ubuntu and where they're using it so they can make the next version even better for Linux system administrators."

  • CUPS: How to Manage Multiple Printers (Sep 26, 2008, 17:01)
    PACKT: "Unlike other printing systems, CUPS features a way to let you select a group of printers to print a job instead of selecting just one."

  • Sundown on Solaris? (Sep 26, 2008, 16:33)
    InformationWeek Blogs: "Open sourcing the platform was too little, too late. Well, maybe not sundown, but it's getting mighty dark out."

  • Technology Review: Counting Every Vote (Sep 26, 2008, 14:33)
    Technology Review: "California's secretary of state says open-source software is needed to safeguard electronic voting systems."

  • The Netherlands Patent Office Changes to Open Source Software (Sep 26, 2008, 07:31)
    The Netherlands Patent Office: "The Netherlands Patent Office is the first government authority to implement the 'Nederland Open in Connection' action plan and to switch a large number of its ICT systems to what is known as open source software."