French Department Oise Donates Laptops to Schools

Feb 13, 2009

By 2011, the French Department Oise will supply 55.000 laptops free of charge to fourth, fifth and sixth grade pupils, with teachers and libraries also benefiting.

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Google Phone Competitor: Vodafone with Linux from Azingo

Feb 12, 2009

Sunnyvale CA company Azingo is to develop a Linux-based platform for mobile phone provider Vodafone.

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Cuba Libre: Island Launches its Own Linux Distribution

Feb 12, 2009

Home PCs have been available in Cuba only since last year, with 20% already using the Linux operating system. In five years, this should rise to 50%.

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FOSDEM: Fennec Beta Scheduled for End of February

Feb 10, 2009

Mozilla employee Marc Finkle used the two day open source conference in Brussels, Belgium, to reveal details of Mozilla's mobile browser, Fennec.

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CeBIT Open Source Project Lounge -- AllBSD FreeBSD and NetBSD -- Representing the BSD Operating Systems

Feb 10, 2009

FreeBSD and NetBSD are among the 15 projects that will present their work at CeBIT, sharing a booth and representing "Berkeley Software Distribution" operating systems. If you paid attention -- you're right, actually it's 16 projects at the Open Source Project Lounge.

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Kernel Hacker Wants to Crack Android Code

Feb 10, 2009

Czech kernel developer Pavel Machek wants to be root on his T-Mobile G1 Android Linux mobile phone so that he can exploit security holes simply to extend usability of the phone.

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FOSDEM: Gnash Developer Deciphers RTMP

Feb 10, 2009

Rob Savoye has been engaged in numerous projects, but in his work on Gnash, a free implementation of the Adobe Flash Player, he found a hard nut to crack: how to decipher the protocol details of the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) it uses. He has now presented his solution at the FOSDEM '09 conference in Belgium.

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FOSDEM: Enterprise Linux for all, thanks to Centos

Feb 09, 2009

Dag Wieers of Project Centos made a passionate plea for more private users to turn to the free Red Hat Enterprise clone, and stressed that commercial companies with non-critical machines could also benefit from Centos.

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