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Free and open source software has come a long way toward widespread acceptance over the years, and that can be attributed in no small part to the strength and dedication of the community behind it.
- To Those Who Make My Job Easier
I know that isn’t near enough to express my gratitude for the gifts you’ve given this community. There are three of you who know just how generous I can be, but that was a one-time shot and as much as I’d like to match that gesture time and time again…well, we’ll see some day.
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“To get networking we plugged in a daughter board, and another board for the console, so we ended up with a stack of boards. The Gumstix board is an ARM processor running an Open Embedded Linux distribution,” Judge told Computerworld.
- Testing Linux With a Live CD
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Zenwalk Live 5.2, the latest Zenwalk in its Live CD format is ready!
- Linux Development Thriving
- Linux on a Wii
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- Damn Small Linux 4.4 Review
DSL 4.4 was just released on June 9th, so this past weekend I installed it on my Compaq Deskpro Pentium III 800 Mhz machine. It only has 256 megs of RAM, so a lightweight distribution like DSL is a good choice for it. Their site claims you can run DSL 486 DX with 16 megs of RAM, so even this old Compaq should fly with what it’s got.
- Verizon CEO doesn’t know about open source
Specifically I asked what role does open source play at Verizon now, especially in light of the recent SFLC lawsuit against Verizon on GPL infringement. Strigl looked at me with a blank face and asked me to repeat my question. He was completely clueless.
- Atmel debuts 32-bit MCU with FPGA interface
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Development for Utah is based on Linux.
- Open source tour of Europe: Sweden
- Open source tour of Europe: France
This year the gendarmerie announced plans to migrate up to 70,00 workstations to Ubuntu running Firefox and OpenOffice.org, while Ubuntu was also chosen for adoption by French MPs as part of the migration of the National Assembly from Windows to Linux.
Open source has also been adopted by local authorities including Arles, Grand Nancy, Lille, Val d’Oise, Marseille, Brest, Grenoble, Lyon, Rennes, and Marseille again.
- Lessons learned from NCSU FOSS class
- Open Source in the Share of Wallet Wars
- Git 1.5.6, “Relatively Small Impact Changes”
- Iona slaps Apache on the back
- Open source is entering the enterprise mainstream
- Women in Open Source
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