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OLPC to scrap Linux for Windows
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Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 13:38

From The Inquirer:

IN a somewhat shocking revelation, One Laptop Per Child has said that they might dump Linux from their XO laptops in favour of the Vole’s Windows XP. The seeming surrender to the evil corporate world comes just a day after the company’s president tendered his resignation.

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Ubuntu Linux takes on enterprise server market with new OS
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 21 April 2008 11:30
Ubuntu's first truly enterprise-ready server OS offers support for virtualization, enhanced performance, and certification on an assortment of Sun hardware

By Todd R. Weiss, Computerworld
April 21, 2008
InfoWorld

With its release today of its Ubuntu 8.04 Long Term Support (LTS) Server Edition, Linux vendor Ubuntu is firmly aiming its long-awaited, enterprise-ready server operating system at the world of business computing. Technically, this isn't Ubuntu's first server release -- that one came two and a half years ago -- but this is the first one that is truly enterprise-ready, with a full specification sheet of features needed in complex business IT shops, including support for virtualization, enhanced performance, and certification on an assortment of hardware from Sun Microsystems.
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Linux Replacements for Your Favorite Windows Apps
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 11 April 2008 13:52

You may be intrigued by the idea of switching to Linux. But how will you get your job done without your favorite Windows programs? These 18 great open-source apps make life with Linux easier.

Scott Spanbauer, PC World
Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:00 PM PDT
PC World

 For many users, getting started with Linux is surprisingly easy. New, friendlier versions of the free operating system, such as Fedora and Ubuntu, feature straightforward menus and automated installations that make switching from Windows to Linux a relatively simple process.

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Five reasons not to fear a $200 Linux PC
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 24 January 2008 13:01

Linux is not just for computer whizzes.
By Erica Ogg
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: January 24, 2008, 10:00 AM PST

In fact, buying Linux and learning how to use it are easier than ever, thanks to the open-source operating system's expanding presence in affordable computers and mainstream retail outlets.
In quick succession, the number of mass-market, sub-$200 desktops has tripled--from one to three--in less than three months. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, small form-factor PC maker Shuttle debuted its $199 KPC. The catch? It's not preloaded with Windows, but an operating system based on Linux. Then last week, Mirus and Linspire collaborated on the Mirus Linux PC, which is now for sale at Sears.com. It's $299 (although an included $100 rebate brings it to $199), and is preloaded with Freespire 2.0, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution.

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Linux is greener than Vista
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 17 January 2008 11:17

Sayeth an analyst
By Egan Orion: Thursday, 17 January 2008, 4:48 PM
The Inquirer

THE VOLE will try to force its customer base to migrate onto Vista, but moving to Linux instead might be a greener and more cost-effective alternative.

Ted Samson, who authors the InfoWorld bog Sustainable IT, wrote that Microsoft will move to retire Windows XP starting this next July, thus effectively forcing its users to "upgrade" to Vista. He pointed out that this might also force the Vole's customers to buy a lot of new, expensive PCs that they might not otherwise need.
Initially, Samson saw only two alternatives, which he summarised as:

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Linux gOS 2.0 to be unsheathed Monday
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Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 05 January 2008 11:09
Should've called it Google Linux

By Egan Orion: Friday, 04 January 2008, 1:04 PM
The Inquirer

UPSTART LINUX distribution Good OS will release gOS version 2.0, nicknamed Rocket, at CES in Las Vegas on Monday, January 7th.
The Ubuntu 7.1 based gOS version 1.0 seemingly came out of nowhere to quickly gain popularity on the back of its preload on the Everex Green PC TC2502 sold at discount mega-chain Wal-mart stores for only $199 without monitor.

The gOS system differs from most mainstream Linux distributions by using the lightweight Enlightenment desktop manager instead of Gnome or KDE. It also incorporates a Google toolbar into the desktop to tightly integrate Google's web based email, office and other applications. The gOS system also comes with the Firefox web browser and the Openoffice suite of local productivity applications.... Comment in the Forums
 
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