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  • Antitrust Memo Shows How Microsoft Patent Encumbrances Are Used to Harm GNU/Linu (Apr 15, 2009, 20:02)
    Boycott Novell: "THIS IS PART of a very long series (seemingly endless) about Comes vs Microsoft. Today’s exhibit, Exhibit px07062 (2002/2003) [PDF], is a detailed explanation from Gary Schare of the Windows Digital Media Division about the fight against GNU/Linux in content delivery networks."

  • 84 percent say no thanks to Windows 7 (Apr 15, 2009, 16:02)
    Inside Edge: "Will you be moving to Windows 7 during the next year, or will Vista disappointment, economic doom and gloom or compatibility concerns keep you away like 84 percent of business folks surveyed have said?"

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition: What to Expect (Apr 15, 2009, 15:02)
    WorksWithU: "Jaunty server edition's most noticeable new feature is support for cloud computing via Eucalyptus, which makes it easy to deploy private clouds on Ubuntu servers."

  • The Microsoft ads are working (Apr 15, 2009, 13:02)
    ZDNet Education: "My users want Windows. Where three months ago users were enthusiastic about Mac and some were excited about (or at least open to) Linux implementations in the coming years, now users are asking about Windows 7 on the new purchases we have coming up."

  • How to build a boot server (Apr 15, 2009, 09:02)
    l2admin: "We are currently building a boot server at work so I thought I would share the process with you. I will cover setting up a basic DHCP server and TFTP server along with the configs needed to get them all working in cohorts."

  • Red Hat launches Open Source Channel Alliance (Apr 15, 2009, 03:02)
    Netstat -vat: "The new partnership includes the launch of something called the Open Source Channel Alliance which is supposed to help make it easier for VARs to distribute and support open source software. The new alliance is starting off with nine founding members on top of Red Hat and SYNNEX. The members are: Alfresco, EnterpriseDB, Ingres, Jaspersoft, Likewise, Pentaho, Zmanda, Zenoss and Zimbra."