South Africa Goes for Open Standards and ODF

Oct 26, 2007

The South African government has decided on the Open Document Format (ODF) as its standard for internal communications.

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Patent Protection: Turbolinux to Cooperate with Microsoft

Oct 24, 2007

Microsoft cooperates with yet another Linux distributor. Turbolinux has concluded a contract with the Redmonder software giant.

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Samba Project Considering Purchasing License for Windows Protocols

Oct 23, 2007

Now that Microsoft has stated that it is prepared to give competitors access to technical documentation in a case heard by the EU Commission, the Samba project is considering purchasing a license.

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OpenBSD 4.2 to Appear November 1

Oct 23, 2007

The free OpenBSD operating system will be released in line with its regular 6 month schedule November 1; CD presales are already in full sway.

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Becta refers Microsoft to the UK Office of Fair Trading

Oct 22, 2007

Becta, the UK government's education technology agency, has today made a complaint to the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for alleged anti-competitive practices by Microsoft in the schools software marketplace and in relation to Microsoft's approach to document interoperability.

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PloneGov: Bringing Plone to Local Governments

Oct 19, 2007

Plone is one of the best known Free Software Content Management Systems (CMS) in the market. Much of the importance of Plone lies in its power and flexibility, enabling it to be applied in a wide variety
of contexts.

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Linux Foundation Launches New Linux Desktop Survey

Oct 18, 2007

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization, has just launched its third desktop Linux survey and is aiming to promote the development of Linux desktops.

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IBM with Growth in Third Quarter 2007

Oct 18, 2007

IT giant IBM closed its third quarter 2007 September 30 with turnover up by seven percent compared to the same period last year. Income in the third quarter rose by six percent to around US$ 2.4 billion.

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