Breakthrough: Open Source Firm Official Supplier to British Schools

Sep 26, 2008

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), the government body with the mission of "Leading next generation learning," has for the first time included Open Source enterprises on their list of official software and IT service suppliers for the nation's schools.

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OpenSUSE 11.1 Beta Can Damage Intel e1000e Network Cards

Sep 24, 2008

The openSUSE project warns owners of systems containing the Intel e1000e gigabit Ethernet card against using the actual Beta 1 of openSUSE 11.1 instead of the Linux kernel version. The Linux version can permanently damage the card.

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Android-Powered Mobile Phone on Its Way

Sep 24, 2008

In a New York press conference, Google and T-Mobile partnered with hardware vendor HTC to announce the release of the first mobile phone for Google's Android platform.

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RIP 6.6 Rescue System Has New Drivers and a Forum

Sep 19, 2008

The Recovery Is Possible (RIP) Linux rescue system is available in its newest version 6.6. A related web forum enables discussion among developers and users.

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Energy Efficient eBook-Reader Runs on Linux

Sep 18, 2008

The Hanlin eReader V3 from Tianjin Jinke Electronics out of China claims to provide a month of use between battery charges. By then 10,000 pages of reading should have been possible – provided you have the requisite time and patience.

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Mozilla Resolves EULA Dispute

Sep 18, 2008

The dispute over the display of the EULA in the new Firefox has been settled.

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Mozilla Responds to the EULA Controversy

Sep 16, 2008

At Mozilla’s request, Ubuntu users are required to read an extensive End-User License Agreement (EULA) before they can use the Firefox browser. The head of the Mozilla Foundation, Mitchell Baker, has responded to the hefty criticism of this plan.

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$100 Laptop to Come from China

Sep 05, 2008

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, (August 29-September 3), Chinese hardware vendor HiVision showcased a Linux laptop that is to cost a mere $98.

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