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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Catching on in Singapore

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Singapore supports Ubuntu!

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| We all know the ubuntu logo looks like: 3 arcs forming a circle. 


"Bill Gates looks at everything as something that should be his. He acts in any
way he can to make it his. It can be an idea, market share, or a contract.
There is not an ounce of conscientiousness or compassion in him. The notion of
fairness means nothing to him. The only thing he understands is leverage."

                                                --Philippe Kahn


Singapore holds string of open source events

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| Harish Pillay, open source affairs manager at Red Hat, said in an e-mail
| interview with ZDNet Asia, there will also be an "install festival" that day,
| which is aimed at helping people install the Linux OS onto their machines.
| Pillay said open source events such as this are intended to bring a level of
| awareness of open source software to small and midsize enterprise (SME)
| attendees, which view technology as business tools to support their
| companies. "In general, SMEs are not focused on technology," he said.


Announcing Software Freedom Day [Singapore]

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| Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of Free and Open Source
| Software. We are pleased to announce that the Linux User Group Singapore and
| the Singapore Linux Meetup Group will be joining hands to present this event
| in Singapore.


Microsoft Lobbying In Singapore

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| Microsoft business partners were giving template letters and asked to fill 
| them in. The letters are word for word the same. It makes for incredible 
| reading. In fact, the keen-eyed reader will notice that some of the letters 
| have the template variables still present (look for [ADD NAME, TITLE, ASSOC.] 
| e.g Alphasoft, CHASS, etc).    
| [...]
| And the most hilarious letter of support comes from a Singaporean secondary 
| girl's school, Crescent Girl's School. That's right folks, that's how 
| desperate they were to get their "Approve" vote, they actually got a school 
| to submit a letter of support...   
| [...]
| Well well well, Barney Lau is leaving Microsoft Singapore. Wonder if this had
| anything to do with it. Good riddance I say!
| Posted by:ex-MS | Wednesday, 09 July 2008 at 02:25 PM



Singapore bans Microsoft's video game for sex scene

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| Singapore is the only country to have banned the game, so far, and it is the 
| first Microsoft video game to be banned in the city-state, The Straits Times 
| said.  


Singapore Airlines puts a PC in every seat

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| The whole system runs on Red Hat's distribution of the Linux operating 
| system. 


Singapore inches toward open source

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| Industry players believe there is still potential for the open source 
| movement to gain more ground in Singapore, particularly if the government 
| gave greater support. For example, Linux has been gaining momentum in China, 
| due in part to the government's strong support for open source.   


Linux Helps Company Develop Scalable Infrastructure

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| Singapore-based muvee Technologies addresses the growing need for consumer 
| video creation with its flagship autoProducer PC software, which enables 
| anyone to instantly turn videos and pictures into compelling, 
| professional-quality productions in hundreds of different styles.    
| [...]
| To best utilize its existing computers, muvee turned to a Linux operating 
| system. Zero licensing fees and free, readily available tools and scripts 
| made Linux an easy choice. However, the support limitations typical of Linux 
| device drivers soon became apparent. “In the early days, we had to hunt 
| around for drivers and patch and rebuild the Linux kernel when we added new 
| devices to the system. We needed a stable, easy to use platform,” said Lo.     
| In addition to the inherent benefits of Linux, muvee required a system that 
| would enable it to focus on growing the business while minimizing system 
| administration efforts. As the company expanded, it began using a larger 
| number of enterprise-level servers. “With less than half a head count  
| dedicated to system administration, we needed a technology partner that could 
| provide solid support for server-level hardware and software,” Lo said.     


Singapore charity creates Edubuntu computer lab for terminally ill children

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| Using donated hardware from the Overseas Family School and National 
| University of Singapore, the Linux Meetup Group used to power of LTSP to 
| deploy 9 thin clients and 1 combined desktop/server.  


Donorweb Draws On Red Hat to Promote Blood Donation and Retain Blood Donors
in Singapore

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| The content management system and more than 90 percent of the 
| online applications on Donorweb are developed using open source 
| software by a team of volunteers. The system and applications are 
| hosted on two Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers located across
| Singapore and the US. S.P.T. Krishnan, a Red Hat Certified Engineer
| (RHCE), leads the voluntary team of developers and content editors
| and oversees the design of Donorweb's user interfaces and system
| architecture.


Building Singapore's National Grid

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| Gt: Sticking with Gelato's "Linux on Itanium" focus, I'm wondering how
| Linux played into these projects. Is Linux the common OS across the
| NGO's various projects?
| LEE: In setting up the NGPP, we make use of existing computational
| resources, which resulted in a heterogeneous grid. As all theser
| esources (including several Itanium clusters belonging to several
| participating organizations) use Linux as the OS, Linux as the common
| OS is an obvious choice.

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