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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an extremely solid, usable, fast and secure desktop Linux OS. It continues to hone the Unity user interface introduced in earlier releases, and also migrates to a new version of the kernel.

April 26, 2012 by

Babel Com buys Everything Linux

Aussie open source and web development consultancy Babel Com has acquired pioneering local Linux retailer, Everything Linux, following the untimely death of its founder Anthony Rumble in May.

July 28, 2009 by

The 3 I's

Last Saturday I went along to KLUG, my local Linux Users Group, to say hello and to talk about setting a FOSS-based digital arts project, which would double up as a focal point for local FOSS groups, plus it could also facilitate a way of persuading public institutions to use and invest in FOSS.Along the way, I came up with the "3 I's" that impede the take-up of FOSS:1.

March 31, 2009 by

A Linux/FOSS opportunity

There's an opportunity here, I think, for someone to take the lead in a project of significant consequence to scientific computing and therefore, our whole industry.

October 14, 2007 by

Government agencies embracing open source: AGIMO

Federal government agencies are adopting free and open source software (FOSS) with increasing zeal, according to a new study undertaken by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO). Two in three (68 percent) of respondents to an AGIMO survey of federal government agencies said they are actively using FOSS.

July 12, 2007 by

India slowly dumping Windows for Linux?

Indian state Kerala is looking at Open Source software to help improve literacy rates and boost the local economy; in January of this year, another Indian state Tamil Nadu switched over more than 3,000 government desktops to Linux and will not offer Windows unless it's an "absolute necessity".According to a statement, the Kerala government has identified free and open-source software (FOSS) as a major strategic component in its efforts to build an inclusive information society.

July 1, 2007 by

What next Linux Australia?

commentary Jonathan Oxer was surprisingly candid about the state of affairs at Linux Australia, the organisation he leads.In his July 1 blog entry, Oxer openly questioned the group's survival, pointing out the obvious -- Linux Australia is stuck in no man's land.

July 5, 2005 by

The real roadblocks to Linux in education

In this issue of Industry Insider, Con Zymaris, our guest columnist from Open Source Industry Australia, describes the major barriers for Linux in the education system. commentary Linux and open source software have a problem in Australia's education sector.

May 12, 2005 by

Rift divides FOSS community, says Linux body

Linux Australia's immediate past president reckons moderate open source developers are being pushed into "a refugee situation" between the 'free software' and 'commercial' hardliners.Pia Waugh (nee Smith) told delegates to Linux.

April 21, 2005 by

Firefox opening door for Linux in Australia: Linux Australia president

The success of the Firefox browser is driving takeup of open source applications in Australia and opening the door for widespread Linux adoption on the desktop, according to the newly-elected Linux Australia president, Jon Oxer.Debian developer, author and dynamic Web site pioneer Oxer made the comments in an interview with ZDNet Australia  just before Linux Australia's annual general meeting, in which his election was officially announced.

February 8, 2005 by

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