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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Makes Profound Personal Impact; New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux Makes Profound Personal Impact; New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:21:49 +0000
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How Ubuntu (Linux) Changed My Life

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| Ubuntu changed my life!  Iâm smarter, cooler, 
| and more ethical.
| Sound too good to be true?  Well, it isnât.
| I began using Linux about 2 years ago.  
| Before that, I was a long time Windows user.  
| (And before that, an Apple user.)  Until my 
| Linux days, I was a pretty typical PC user.  
| I would word-process documents, play a few 
| games, and later, check email and surf the 
| net.  I really didnât care about how things 
| worked; I just wanted them to work.  And 
| hence, my Windows days were nothing 
| pioneering or interesting.


Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 174

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| Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, 
| Issue #174 for the week December 27th - 
| January 2nd, 2010. In this issue we cover: 
| Edubuntu Council Elections Results, Call for 
| votes: Ubuntu Developer Membership Board 
| election, New IRC Council Appointments, 
| Ubuntu User Days Announcement, Ubuntu will be 
| at Anime Boston 2010, 2010 Launchpad Release 
| Calendar, Trying Out Launchpad Translations, 
| The Planet: Amber, Daniel, Matthew, Steven, 
| and Daniel, Full Circle Magazine #32, 
| December Team Reports, and much, much more! 



The Open Source Philosophy

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| The Open Source Definition arose out of the ambiguity of the word "free"
| in "Free Software," as defined by the Free Software Foundation." In the
| English language, "free" is a loaded term that has two meanings: "freedom",
| and "costing nothing." It was created to get rid of some of the emotional
| baggage that came with the intense philosophical point of view of the FSF,
| but just because the OSD is more "business-friendly" does not mean that it
| doesn't have the philosophy and intent of openness behind it.


The Open Source Philosophy (Continued)

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| That said, that philosophy drives me to support the companies that I think
| are doing it "right." I work for OpenNMS not just because I think the
| software's great, but also because I love that we can compete with "the big
| guys" by having a better community.

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