Make money with Linux

Awesome coin design done with free software such as Ubuntu and Python. This blog post describes how the design of a new 5 euro coin was created. The post provides detailed graphics of how author made a prize winning design for a Dutch Ministry of Finance.

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MySQL, Red Hat and many other open source projects made good amount of money by supporting and creating world class software. But, how do you get venture capital – financing to grow businesses based upon open source ideas? If you are opening an open source software / hardware based business, read this getting started article about VC funding.

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SAP and Intel , the world’s biggest makers of business software and microchips, will jointly offer servers pre-packaged with SAP software aimed at medium-sized firms, the two companies said. SAP aims to provide customers with a 45% savings on implementation and a 25% savings on total cost of ownership over what they’d typically spend for […]

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If you know open source based application development, you can make more money. A report from New York City-based consulting company Bluewolf says IT salaries across the board will continue to rise in 2008: The rise of open source software in application development puts developers with a specialization in those technologies in a position to […]

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Recently, Sun acquired MySQL for USD 1 billion. Today Trolltech announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia to acquire Trolltech for USD 150 million. Congratulations, Eirik, Haavard and the crew. Trolltech created Qt, a multi-platform C++ Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) framework which also includes packages such as data structures and a networking […]

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This is yet another Linux success story. PayPal says Linux grid can replace IBM mainframes: PayPal is currently processing $1,571 worth of transactions per second in 17 different currencies on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux. Thompson supervises a payment system that operates on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux in the same […]

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Open source is getting lots of popularity and if you are an entrepreneur you make some good money too. HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages. The software is designed around a client-server architecture. Fax modems may reside on a single machine on a network […]

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