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Instant Supercomputer
Sunday, March 28 2004 @ 01:07 PM CST
Contributed by: xip
Views:: 2,883
Events Instant Supercomputer
Published: 26-MAR-04

By Eric Caoili

"On April 3, 2004 University of San Francisco will host the first Flash Mob Computing computer, FlashMob I." The guys at USF are hoping you'll bring in your laptops or PCs and join hundreds of others in creating one of the Top 500 Supercomputers of the World. Rival setups like Japan's Earth Simulator or Virginia Tech's network usually cost amounts of cash neither fathomable, nor accessible. FlashMob computing proposes a cheaper solution by bringing together computers for a temporary installation, all working for a few hours to solve problems or equations that would typically take weeks to process alone. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to sign up for this history-making wonder, so don't hesitate to step up. There's even a rumor going around that if a thousand people show up, someone will eat a shoe.

EU IDA Open Source Migration Guidelines
Friday, March 26 2004 @ 10:35 AM CST
Contributed by: Temitchell
Views:: 2,786
Open Source Here is a interesting page of resources I was pleased to stumble when looking to see how the POSS was coming along in the EU.

"The IDA Open Source Migration Guidelines provide practical and detailed recommendations on how to migrate to Open Source Software (OSS)-based office applications, calendaring, e-mail and other standard applications.

They have been developed with guidance from public sector IT experts from Denmark, Finland, Italy, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. The relevance and readability of the Migration Guidelines were validated with the help of the regional authorities of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany."

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Open Source Observatory
Friday, March 26 2004 @ 10:34 AM CST
Contributed by: Temitchell
Views:: 3,085
Open Source The European Commission IDA (Interchange of Data Between Administrators)has an Open Source Observatory which includes documentation and real case studies of EU member state adoptions of FLOSS.

U of WO Student Linux Project
Monday, March 22 2004 @ 12:29 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,838
Education A team of students at Western is engaged in distributing one of the most powerful Enterprise level Linux systems available - free of charge.

The Ignalum Linux Project (ILP) student initiative is designed to give opportunities to faculty and students at Western to participate in promoting the Linux Open Source concept.

The objective in giving it away free is to promote interest in the Linux system which can save information technology costs for small to medium-sized businesses.

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Open Source and Free Software ConferenceTo Be Held at University of Toronto
Friday, March 05 2004 @ 11:35 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,384
Events Open Source and Free Software ConferenceTo Be Held at University of Toronto This May


A conference entitled "Open Source and Free Software: Concepts, Controversies and Solutions" will be held Sunday, May 9, to Tuesday, May 11, at Convocation Hall, 31 King's College Circle, University of Toronto. Open source refers to the practice of making public the code that makes software work, so that others are encouraged and empowered to review, critique and improve it. Open content, a similar approach used with
intellectual property like encyclopedias and electronic journals, will also be discussed.

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Solutions 2004 : live the PHP experience
Monday, March 01 2004 @ 02:40 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 2,924
Events PHP Québec is pleased to invite you to its second annual conference.
It will take place March 25th and 26th, at the hotel Crowne Plaza,
Montréal, Québec.

During two days, the conference offers three sessions tracks and a debate :
+ PHP Advanced technics;
+ Profesional PHP, with users cases;
+ PHP and Open Source;
+ The CMS debate : Discover the tools to master content.

Microsoft Suing Lindows in Canada
Friday, February 20 2004 @ 05:22 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 4,300
Linux After losing a critical decision in the USA, Microsoft is now suing Lindows in Canada over their name. Will our justice system rule that "Windows" is not a generic term, or will Microsoft succeed in trademarking a term used well before they obtained their trademark?

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A Computer Lab with No Windows, Part I
Thursday, February 19 2004 @ 06:15 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,855
Education From Linux Journal:

Sisler High school is the largest high school in Manitoba, with approximately 1,600 students and 120 staff members on campus. The school offers many computer courses at different levels, ranging from computer programming and office skills to vocational subjects, such as trouble-shooting personal computers, networking and advanced operating systems. In 2002, due to a letter from CAAST (Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft), the school spent more than $50,000 to make sure we had all the necessary licenses for our software.

I have been using and teaching Linux on both the high school and university levels since the mid 1990s. I have set up a variety of Linux servers for a variety of purposes: Web server, shell accounts, Java/C++ programming, routers, as well as HA (high availability) clusters and Beowulf clusters.

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MyDoomsday scenario
Tuesday, February 03 2004 @ 05:31 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,219
Linux First they were pirates. Now I guess they're supposed to be cyber-terrorists, too.

It's happening oh-so-quietly, but ever since the MyDoom virus started breaking records for speed and devastation last week, a selection of "experts" has been using the media to point the finger at the Linux

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U.N. report says open source produces better software
Sunday, February 01 2004 @ 08:08 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,592
Related News From OpenSector:

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has made available an Internet edition of its E-Commerce and Development Report 2003, which features Free and open-source software: Implications for ICT policy and development as a chapter. The report, like many open source advocates, proposes that the open source process produces better software. It argues that open source development's division of labor is more efficient than that of proprietary coders.

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