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Changing IT in Education
Saturday, April 25 2009 @ 03:31 PM CST
Contributed by: pogson
Views:: 71,303
Linux For years education has been using what everyone uses for IT, that other OS on thick clients. It doesn't work for education because IT is seen as an expense to be minimized rather than a means to generate revenue. Education can use IT to do the things that are best done with IT:

AliXe 0.11b -- Linux Bilingue Québecois
Thursday, January 03 2008 @ 11:34 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 71,044
Linux Over the past year or two I’ve been drifting away from Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva towards distros derived from Slackware for desktop use. The reason is simple: these distributions tend to have the best performance I’ve found, particularly on older or limited hardware. Slackware itself lacks some graphical tools and user friendly features that more popular distros have but is outstanding in terms of stability and reliability. A number of Slackware derived distros retain those benefits while offering the ease of use many of us have come to expect. AliXe is such a distro, albeit one designed to be small and compact, making it particularly suitable for older hardware. True to it’s Canadian heritage, AliXe also offers full support for both French and English despite it’s small size.

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Linux Media to open Canadian Facility
Saturday, December 23 2006 @ 11:12 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 13,530
Linux From CalTrade Report:

Media production software developer Linux Media Arts Inc. (LMA) has formed a partnership with the Government of Manitoba, Canada, to open a new Open Source product research and development center in Winnipeg that will assist California-based global media companies wanting to penetrate Canadian and international markets.

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Get Linux certified sonner than later
Thursday, September 08 2005 @ 01:57 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 4,017
Linux Everyday more and more companies are looking at Linux as a means to lower their operational cost. Adding to your documented skills-set with a Linux certification is a very good idea. Here is a brand new series of tutorials to help you learn Linux fundamentals and prepare for system administrator certification Exam 201. These eight tutorials cover the Linux kernel, file and service sharing, system customization and automation, and more.

Angry penguin supporter
Friday, October 08 2004 @ 07:59 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 5,685
Linux Seems like this is one fed up Linux consulting company executive.
An interesting read, and off the wall enough for a good laugh.,com_mamblog/Itemid,69/

Why Open Source Software/Free Software
Thursday, September 30 2004 @ 12:42 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 6,222
Linux David A. Wheeler has revised and updated his paper "Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!"

David's excellent work has allways been appreciated by the CanOpenER crew. According to David, this paper 'examines market share, reliability, performance, scalability, security, and total cost of ownership. It also has sections on non-quantitative issues, unnecessary fears, OSS/FS on the desktop, usage reports, other sites providing related information, and ends with some conclusions.'

This paper is getting to be almost book size now and is well worth the read. David's work can be found HERE

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Roofing firm lets Linux shelter wayward documents
Monday, September 20 2004 @ 11:37 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,304
Linux From

A London, Ont.-based firm that had previously used a proprietary document storage system and ordinary filing cabinets has chosen open source software to provide document management capabilities to its salespersons, project managers and designers.

London Roof Truss, which produces pre-engineered roof and floor trusses for contractors, homebuilders and lumberyards, had been storing its documents on Microsoft Windows NT Server, but the absence of management tools had thwarted efforts to prevent documents from getting lost or being accidentally deleted, according to Wayne Bilger, the company's systems administrator. And while hard-copy documents were being stored in filing cabinets, the time spent searching for these documents hampered employee productivity and impeded customer service.

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Linux takes Microsoft rivalry to the desktop
Tuesday, August 17 2004 @ 03:57 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 6,296
Linux From

The open source operating system has made significant inroads in the server market, but is only just coming to grips with the PC. Experts tell us when it's going to get there. Also: Microsoft on why it may never make it

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John Dvorak's article
Sunday, July 11 2004 @ 04:20 AM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 4,872
Linux Has anyone read John Dvorak's article in PCMag regarding the big deal between Microsoft and Sun? Dvorak seems to think that Sun may drop StarOffice, cut updates to Open Office and de-optimize Java for Linux. Dvorak also seems to think that this deal will kill negotiations between Sun and Apple. He said Apple was interested in creating a super office suite based on StarOffice code. Anyone have any thoughts on this?,1759,1618813,00.asp

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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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