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BBC wants your help in making open source documentary

BBC wants your help in making open source documentary

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The BBC is to embark on an ambitious project to make an open source documentary about the web. Currently called Digital Revolution, the mini series of four programmes will be a crowdsourced documentary due for transmission on BBC in 2010 that will look... >>

Linux Foundation launches credit card

Linux Foundation launches credit card

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Open Source software devotees in the States can now help the Linux cause "by carrying Tux in their pockets". The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation that supports the growth of the OS, has announced the launch of a credit card that will see... >>

One-second Linux boot demonstrated

One-second Linux boot demonstrated

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Boot times for operating systems are given a lot of attention when a new one is released. When the Windows 7 beta appeared, much was made of its sub-30 second boot time. However, a Linux build has appeared which claims to boot in one second. It's been... >>

Daily Tech Deal: Extra value PC from Ebuyer

Daily Tech Deal: Extra value PC from Ebuyer

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For today's tech deal we have an "extra value" desktop PC from Ebuyer.com selling for £219.86. Coming with an Intel Dual Core E5300 processor, 4GB DDR2 800Mhz RAM and 500GB hard drive, what it doesn't come with is an operating system. For some this may... >>

VIDEO: Dell shows 10v netbook running Cupcake Android

VIDEO: Dell shows 10v netbook running Cupcake Android

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As well as an Ubuntu "Netbook Remix" model, Dell has shown off its new Mini 10v netbook running the Cupcake version of Android. Sadly for fans of the Google made mobile operating system, the Dell bod in the video says there are no product plans for such... >>

Chumby launches in the UK

Chumby launches in the UK

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Chumby has been launched in the UK. The internet-connected device, popular in the States, is now available to be shipped to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. For those that don't know, chumby is a sort of hackable, Wi-Fi-enabled, widget-happy,... >>

VIDEO: "I'm Linux" winning video revealed

VIDEO: "I'm Linux" winning video revealed

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The winner of the Linux Foundation's competition to create a video to showcase their take on "I'm Linux" (in 60 seconds or less) has been revealed. Amitay Tweeto, a 25-year-old graphic designer from Israel wins a trip to Tokyo to participate in the Linux... >>

Government plans to use more open source software

Government plans to use more open source software

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The UK government has said it is to implement plans to accelerate the take-up and use open source software within the country's public services. In a move that some in the open source industry suggest could save the government around £600 million a year,... >>

Unix clock to strike 1234567890

Unix clock to strike 1234567890

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At 11:31:30pm tonight champagne corks will be popping as the ten-digit clock used by Unix computers will display all ten decimal digits in sequence. The 1234567890 milestone is due to be celebrated by Unix-lovers around the world with parties planned... >>

"I'm Linux" video competition launched

"I'm Linux" video competition launched

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The Linux Foundation has announced a contest that will see fans of the open source operating system create "I'm a PC/Get a Mac" type videos. The Foundation, acknowledging they can't spend millions promoting Linux on TV - "it's simply not our style (or... >>