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[News] GNU/Linux Suitable for Startups, Helios Project Looks Ahead

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Launching a Linux Startup: No Funny Business

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| So, what's the best way to get entrepreneurs to build businesses around 
| Linux? In everything I've ever read about businesses using Linux, the 
| profit-generating opportunities have seemed sparse: subscriptions, donations 
| or support.   
| Part of the reason I started an educational resource was because education 
| looked like the low-hanging fruit -- everyone needs it, especially if moving 
| the baseline is the goal. But to build a fertile environment for 
| Linux/FOSS-oriented businesses, one must look beyond the technology itself 
| and involve people who are looking for new ways of doing business and 
| engaging one another.     
| [...]
| It's particularly apparent during this time of deflation and recession that 
| the opportunities for Linux and FOSS infrastructure development are 
| plentiful. Converting people to Linux/FOSS is worthwhile and having more 
| businesses and organizations using them will benefit users within and beyond 
| the open source communities.    
| It's generally more lucrative to lock people out and charge them for 
| admission, but with software technology, we have reached the other side, 
| where smaller software projects develop micro-targeted solutions and the 
| concept of an average home computer user is replaced by a mosaic of usage 
| attributes.    


The Helios Project - Drive To The Future

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| The HeliOS Project is conducting our “Drive For The Future”.  These little 
| wonders are being collected so that with every computer we deliver, we will 
| include a thumb drive with their system upon it.  We can buy them in bulk or 
| you can purchase one and send it to us if you care to participate in this 
| drive.  If you don’t particularly want to go out to purchase one, you can 
| order one from newegg.com and have it shipped to our address.  If you simply 
| want to donate to  our bulk order, you can do on the left column of our main 
| page.   Price per unit is $14.95.  If you are donating for one thumb drive, 
| please do not include any shipping costs as we get free shipping with our 
| orders.         



Penguins on parade

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| I don't always dress in a T-shirt and jeans. Sometimes people give me awards,
| and I dress like a penguin instead. Here's a shout-out for the computer
| history museum.



Heroes of Linux and FOSS: Ken Starks, AKA Helios

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| This seems like a good time for a Ken Starks retrospective. This is the man
| who, despite some rather gnarly health problems churns out blog entries and
| interesting Linux projects by the truckload.  

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