free software

Back in the 1980s, when Richard Stallman was the only one talking about the need for “free software,” no one quite knew what he was talking about.

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Linux Commodity computing is computing done on commodity computers as opposed to supermicrocomputers or boutique computers. Commodity computers are computer systems manufactured by multiple vendors, incorporating components based on open standards.

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There’s free software and then there’s open source’ he suggested, noting that Microsoft gives away its software in developing countries. With open source software, on the other hand, ‘there is this thing called the GPL, which we disagree with.’

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There are many ways to run Windows based apps under Linux; virtualbox is one of such free software. Here’s how to set up Windows inside VirtualBox, and then get Windows apps running seamlessly inside your desktop. This may save time for new user who can not ditch Windows based apps totally ;) => Run Windows […]

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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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This is an interesting documentary video which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf. The film begins in […]

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Lifehacker has published an interesting interview with Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth: Founder of Ubuntu Linux Mark Shuttleworth took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about email, productivity, travel, web applications, Ubuntu, free software and much more. We asked Shuttleworth what you wanted to know and he gave us the full scoop. […]

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