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[News] The Merits and Savings Enabled by Free Software, More Coming

  • Subject: [News] The Merits and Savings Enabled by Free Software, More Coming
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 02:21:48 +0100
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On the merits of open source software

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| With the advent of Linux for netbooks and 
| companies exploring means to cut costs, use of 
| open source software is on the rise. The next 
| time you need Microsoft Office and go to 
| download an illegal copy of it, why not check 
| out OpenOffice.org for a free equivalent. 
| Youâre guaranteed not to get a virus, not to 
| get arrested, and you will probably be 
| surprised when you see how good legitimately 
| free software can be.


Open Source Can Help India Save Rs 10,000 crore, Says IIM-B Study

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| Even as the current economic climate has 
| compelled the Indian government to go on the 
| austerity drive, by asking its ministers to 
| air travel by economy classâa more compelling 
| option may lie in looking at replacing 
| proprietary software with open source. A 
| recent report titled, 'Economic Impact of Free 
| and Open Source software-A Study in India', by 
| a team at IIM-Bangalore, highlights several 
| interesting insights, that show how by 
| replacing just 50 percent of proprietary 
| software with open source in desktops and 
| servers, India can save close to Rs 10,000 
| crore in 2010.


Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in October 2009

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| Welcome to the October 2009 installment of our 
| what's coming from the open source CMS 
| projects in the next 30 days.



Newspapers Going Online-Only Should Look at FOSS Content Management

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| Nobody at OStatic has ever needed outside support for Drupal, which we run
| on, and many other sites, such as Fast Company and The Onion, do fine with
| Drupal. (We've provided many free Drupal resources here.) It's hardly the
| only open source content management choice, though. For newspapers and other
| people considering an open source content management platform, OpenSourceCMS
| remains an excellent way to take the reins of several different free CMS
| systems. The site allows you to try Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and many other
| platforms, and you can spend hours functioning as site administrator,
| watching video tutorials and more. I expect to see a lot of newspapers moving
| to these platforms in the coming years, as they make more and more economic
| and publishing sense.

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