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China to invest in Linux-based software
Wednesday, November 05 2003 @ 02:06 PM CST
Contributed by: kevinmack
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Related News The Chinese government plans to throw its financial weight behind Linux-based computer systems that could rival Microsoft Corp's Windows in one of the world's fastest-growing technology markets, an official said on Wednesday.

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Vietnam Embracing Open Source Products
Thursday, October 30 2003 @ 04:15 PM CST
Contributed by: kevinmack
Views:: 3,459
Related News "The initiative is Vietnam's solution to software piracy, a rampant problem that threatens to derail the country's economic aspirations."

"Open source is especially appealing to developing countries such as Vietnam, which see it as a way to help close the technological divide that separates rich and poor nations."

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Linux conference scheduled for April
Thursday, October 30 2003 @ 01:23 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,589
Events The Linux 2004 Conference & Expo has been scheduled for April 13 to April 15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The show is dedicated to Linux and open-source applications and hardware for management and technology professionals in enterprise, SMB, manufacturing, education, telecommunications, financial, government agencies, and life sciences.

The Real World Linux Conference & Expo attracted 1,863 people this year to Toronto, and next year the conference expects have 2,500 delegates.

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NEC switches from SCO UNIX to Linux and MySQL for call-center software
Wednesday, October 29 2003 @ 06:24 PM CST
Contributed by: kevinmack
Views:: 2,850
General News NEC Announces Availability Of Global Navigator 5.0 Monitoring Solution For Call Centers

NEC America, Inc. (NEC), a provider of innovative communications products, solutions and services, announced the availability of Global Navigator 5.0, a complete monitoring solution for tracking call activity and agent performance across single or multiple contact center operations. This application delivers enterprise-wide call center management, added control on a single or multi-site network level and helps customers to leverage existing investments as they migrate to newer solutions.

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Denmark urges govt support for open source
Sunday, October 26 2003 @ 04:48 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,642
Related News Open source software represents a serious alternative to proprietary products, and should be used as a tool to open up software markets to more competition, according to a report carried out under the auspices of the Danish government.

The report, which stirred up controversy when it was published in Denmark earlier this month, was released in English this week by the Danish Board of Technology. While a number of governments in Europe and elsewhere are eyeing open source software as a way of cutting costs and stimulating localised software development, the Danish study goes a step further, arguing that public sector support for open-source and open standards may be necessary for there to be any real competition in the software market.

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Linux users incensed over Royal Bank SCO investment
Monday, October 20 2003 @ 09:24 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,056
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Canada's open source community is outraged over a decision by the Royal Bank of Canada to contribute towards a US$50-million investment in SCO Group.

BayStar Capital, based in San Francisco, said last Friday it has closed a private placement of non-voting Series A Convertible Preferred Shares in SCO, with a large portion of the funds coming from RBC Capital Markets. SCO said it would use the money towards the development of software and to help pay its legal and licensing costs.

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Most Recent Post: 10/20 09:28AM by Linegod

Linux Brochure Project (LBP) Version 1.1.0 Released
Sunday, October 19 2003 @ 04:51 AM CST
Contributed by: Barbara
Views:: 2,345
Linux Your organization may be interested in the Linux Brochure Project hosted on SourceForge. This project was developed because the Victoria Linux User Group (VLUG) wanted to produce their brochure using open source tools rather than proprietary ones. We registered it at SourceForge so that any Linux LUG and other advocacy groups could use the software to produce their own brochure. This project has been written up by LWN (

See below for project details.

Barbara Irwin
Publicity Coordinator, VLUG

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Environment Canada uses Linux to track hurricanes, predict, and analyse weather
Friday, October 17 2003 @ 01:22 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,666
General News From NewsForge:

On September 27, Hurricane Juan was approaching the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The Canadian Hurricane Centre tracked the hurricane's progress as it approached the coast of Nova Scotia and ultimately delivered quite a wallop. A few days later, CBC's The National ran documentary about the storm and its aftermath. The documentary showed the inside of the hurricane centre before it was itself evacuated, including a shot of a room full of computers tracking the progress of the hurricane. They were all running KDE.

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Standing up to SCO
Friday, October 10 2003 @ 06:10 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,033
Justice Shad Young could soon receive a bill for something that he, and legions of passionately ideological techies, thought was free. But he doesn't plan to pay, and he doesn't plan to take it lying down.

An Internet technologies consultant and college teacher in Ottawa, Young has been using Linux for years. He, along with millions of others, it should be noted; Since its birth in 1991, Linux has become the world's No. 1 open-source operating system.

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U of A gets behind student-developed IT system
Thursday, October 02 2003 @ 09:57 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,577
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A University of Alberta student who didn't like the university's online registration system did what any self-respecting computer science student would do: he built his own. Not an entire system, but one that allows students to do what he says the original system doesn't - create a class schedule easily - at any time of the day or night.

According to second-year comp-sci student Stephen Kirkham, one problem with the university's Bear Tracks system, which was built by PeopleSoft, is that it required students to print off pages and pages of class times in order to build a schedule, and it was extremely difficult to make sure one class time didn't conflict with another. Another problem was it wasn't always available, he adds.

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