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Linux, Linux Everywhere

This story was originally published on March 1, 2011, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. ...

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How many out there use Linux? I bet if I asked 100 people, less than 10 percent would say yes. To be fair, people think in terms of computers, laptops, netbooks, and desktops, and that demographic is 90 percent Windows, 90 percent Microsoft-centric. But computers and OSes that power them permeate all aspects of our lives today. ...

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The Linux Desktop Came on Little Cat Feet

Somehow, some way, the year 2010 may have finally been the year of the Linux desktop -- but no one noticed. Maybe no one needed to. In 2010, smartphones got hot, and Android OS smartphones collectively overtook the iPhone in units sold. At the same time, Android tablets gained traction as popular alternatives to the iPad. ...

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Corporate IT Needs to Embrace the Spirit of Open Source

So, does your company do open source? Really? I'm not talking about using open source. I'm asking if your company takes open source philosophy to heart by walking the walk. I doubt there's any decent- sized company that doesn't use open source. But how many do open source in a business setting? Does your company *do* open source, like, within? ...

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The Corporate Hoax on Linux Revisited, or I Said It Once…

The very same corporations that are making small fortunes with Linux servers give short shrift to Linux Desktop, I argued in a recent article, setting off a spirited discussion. ...

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Maybe Linux Should Cost Something

This story was originally published on July 9, 2010, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. ...

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Corporate America’s Cruel Linux Hoax

Corporate America is playing a cruel joke on Linux desktop. Businesses benefit from free Linux, improving their bottom line on the shoulders of Linux -- all the while ignoring (and damaging I think) the Linux desktop. ...

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This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop

This is your brain. This is your brain on Linux Desktop. It is a good thing ...

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Linux Doesn’t Cost Anything – But Maybe It Should

Discussions, theses, theories and memes abound around Linux's inability to gain traction in the desktop marketplace. Some think the Linux Desktop is too hard to learn (it's not). Others say Linux Desktop is deficient (it's not). Linux elite (or 1337) say Linux wasn't really meant for the general users anyway (not true). Microsoft says Linux in general is evil (see the Halloween Memo) (oh, and by the way, it's not). ...

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Windows for Linux

Windows of opportunity, that is. No one can predict history, but when we look back to today, we may see through these windows more clearly. These are windows of opportunity for Linux -- windows, ironically, at Microsoft's expense. ...

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The Great FOSS Debates: Kernel Truths

Indeed, "the kernel is Linux," agreed Elbert Hannah, coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors. "Everything else is GNU software. Linux is the kernel -- it's the heart and soul of Linux and the heart and soul of a movement. Without the Linux kernel, nothing else exists, nothing else runs."

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10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder

This is the year of the Linux Desktop! Oh, um, so was `expr ${THISYEAR} - 1`. No, wait. It was `expr ${THISYEAR} - 2`. Just kidding. Next year is the year of the Linux Desktop! ...

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FOSS Debates: Dissecting the Kernel

Indeed, "the kernel is Linux," agreed Elbert Hannah, coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors. "Everything else is GNU software. Linux is the kernel -- it's the heart and soul of Linux and the heart and soul of a movement. Without the Linux kernel, nothing else exists, nothing else runs."

FOSS Debates, Part 3: Mission Control

The question of purpose is a "baffling" one, Elbert Hannah, coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors, told LinuxInsider. "Ask 10 people and you get 10 different answers, but the central theme usually harkens back to Richard Stallman." In general, "the int...

FOSS Debates, Part 2: Standard Deviations

A true standard is "open, not subject to heavy-handed litigation, widely used -- voluntarily, easy to use and adaptable," Elbert Hannah, coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors, told LinuxInsider Current examples -- at least in practice, if not strictly ...

FOSS Debates, Part 1: Kernel Truths

Indeed, "the kernel is Linux," agreed Elbert Hannah, coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors. "Everything else is GNU software. Linux is the kernel -- it's the heart and soul of Linux and the heart and soul of a movement. Without the Linux kernel, nothing else exists, nothing else runs."

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Better Than Beach Reading: A Linux Starter Kit

Buy some books: "I tend to favor the O'Reilly books -- consider starting with Linux in a Nutshell," advised Yagu. (Yagu, also known as Elbert Hannah, is coauthor of the O'Reilly book, Learning the vi and Vim Editors.) Play Around...

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