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[News] Nonprofit Dumps Microsoft for GNU/Linux and Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Nonprofit Dumps Microsoft for GNU/Linux and Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 08:41:15 +0100
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Nonprofit Runs On Open Source

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| It's not easy to run an organization 
| with 1,500 PCs on almost no Microsoft 
| products, but that's what Mosaic, a 
| faith-based nonprofit organization that 
| provides services to the developmentally 
| disabled, is doing with the help of open 
| source and cloud computing.
| Mosaic began investigating client 
| virtualization and desktop Linux in 2004 
| as a possible cost-cutting exercise, and 
| slowly began repurposing its old PCs as 
| thin clients running remote instances of 
| Novell SUSE Linux.


Build A Linux Distro With SUSE Studio

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| Once, if you wanted to create your own 
| Linux distribution, you had to jump 
| through more hoops than your average 
| Cirque du Soleil performer.
| Now it's possible to automate the vast 
| majority of the process, thanks to a Web 
| service created by Novell and SUSE: SUSE 
| Studio. All you need to create your own 
| SUSE-based distro is a Web browser that 
| runs Flash, a decently fast Internet 
| connection, and some working knowledge 
| of Linux. 



Free software: It's about the money

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| There may be a clue in the panel lineup, however: It includes Sacha Labourey,
| chief technology officer at JBoss, bought by Red Hat for $350 million in
| 2006; and David Axmark, cofounder of MySQL, for which Sun Microsystems paid
| around $1 billion in January. Could the secret be to sell the company, not
| the software?



Nonprofit chooses Ubuntu for servers, OpenOffice for desktops

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| Ubuntu may not be the best choice technologically, but Canonical Ltd (which
| provides support for Ubuntu) is responsive and quick to address user issues,
| both through regular channels and personal contacts, Puttick said. In fact,
| Canonical called Oxford Archaeology for user input prior to a major
| conference six months ago, and all of Oxford Archaeology's suggested
| improvements were included in the new 8.04LTS version, he said.

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