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Linux News for Jan 01, 2010

  • Review: Astak 5" Easy Reader Pro (2010-01-01 20:05:26)
    Raiden's Realm: "As an emerging sci-fi novelist (see my books here), I've actually been taking a vested interest in Ebooks of late. Of course, I've also been taking interest in them from the perspective that they've become yet another battleground in the widening war of media freedom, an important theater in the much larger war of user freedom."

  • Technology changes 'outstrip' netbooks (2010-01-01 16:05:26)
    BBC News: "Rising prices and better alternatives may mean curtains for netbooks."

  • Microsoft wants to hire an anti Linux Guru (2010-01-01 12:05:26)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "Steve Balmer, the CEO of Microsoft gets pretty scared by the success of Linux & other Open Source Software. Microsoft wants to hire a so-called "Linux and Open Office Compete Lead", as the job description in one their recent marketing job ads shows."

  • The Quandary over Open Source Support (2010-01-01 08:05:26)
    CTOEdge: "To top things off you're running a slew of other open and closed source software that all together keeps your business running. Welcome to the current state of IT. So here's the question – how many people know your entire topology and can support all that stuff?"

  • OSUOSL: Looking back on 2009 (2010-01-01 04:05:26)
    Sheltren: "2009 has been an exciting and eventful year at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL). This year marks our sixth anniversary of providing open source projects with world-class hosting and development services. I'd like to take this chance to look back on what we've done at the OSUOSL this year, and what we expect from next year."

  • Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (2010-01-01 02:05:26)
    Million Chimpanzees: "The reviews on the first edition of this book were overwhelmingly favorable, so you'd expect Sobell's second edition to be at least on par. What I want to know before handing over my hard earned green, is why I should buy the second edition?"