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  • Cloud Computing is a Trap, Warns GNU Founder Richard Stallman (Sep 30, 2008, 21:04)
    Guardian UK: "The concept of using web-based programs like Google's Gmail is "worse than stupidity", according to a leading advocate of free software."

  • Survey Says: Windows and Open Source Play Well Together (Sep 30, 2008, 19:34)
    LinuxInsider: "Through its Open Source Census initiative, OpenLogic hopes to gain a clearer picture of the OSS landscape. Now in its ninth month, the census has found a sizable presence of OSS among Windows users, European governments and the financial industry."

  • The G1 Quandary: Open Yet Locked (Sep 30, 2008, 18:04)
    Datamation: "When can something be locked yet still be open? When it's a mobile handset sold by a wireless carrier concerned about security and bandwidth issues..."

  • 5 Ways to Know You're Ready for Virtualization (Sep 30, 2008, 17:04)
    Linux Magazine: "To help you avoid those opportunists who jump on new technologies like cockroaches pouncing on freshly fallen cake crumbs--gobbling up the sweet bits and running off into the dark when the lights come on, I've compiled 5 simple questions to ask yourself before taking the plunge."

  • Zen and the Art of the Six-Figure Linux Job (Sep 30, 2008, 16:34)
    Datamation: "You've heard the stereotypes and the misconceptions. Since Linux is free software, the developers who create it are paid next to nothing, right?"

  • Linux Speaks Your Instant Messaging Dialect (Sep 30, 2008, 16:04)
    IT Wire: "Pidgin is multi-lingual. It will communicate with, and manage, your MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, AIM and other accounts all in the one package. There's no need for loads of different IM clients. You can control each and every one from within Pidgin."

  • Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part two (Sep 30, 2008, 13:31)
    IT Wire: "Yet, it's not just cut down on price but cut down on features too. It has deliberate built-in limitations. You don't have to put up with this. Here are a range of Linux-based options that give you greater functionality and at a lower price."

  • Postfix Stress Test With smtp-source and top (Sep 30, 2008, 04:31)
    PostfixMail: "In order to evaluate the load on your box you can run smtp-source and combine that with snapshots of top to evaluate the load on the server."