Ubuntu Linux Feisty Fawn: What can be freer than free?

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| I’ve downloaded them and got these programs running in a breeze. I have
| enhanced my system by downloading Kopete, an IM client where you can sign in
| with multiple IM accounts. It also has the archiving facility organized per
| user and per date.



FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

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| While government continues to battle pirated software use in the country,
| local open source advocates will, for one day, show that there is freely
| available open source software that Filipinos can now use. *


Too late to discredit open source, advocates say

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| "It's too late," exclaimed Winston Damarillo, founder and
| chairman of software development firm Exist Global, in an
| interview with Computerworld Philippines. "Open source
| is all over the place."
| [...]
| Anson Uy, president of Touch Solutions (a Red Hat Linux company),
| earlier on broke the news to Computerworld Philippines about the
| alleged "funded missions" by some software firms to discredit open
| source, although he did not identify any company.
| Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
| done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
| and bold press releases."


Pinoy ‘serial technopreneur’ bares new SaaS venture

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| Widely known and respected in the open source community abroad but not much
| here in the Philippines, Damarillo has created a number of open source
| software development companies including Gluecode which he sold to tech giant
| IBM in 2005 at a still undisclosed amount, and LogicBlaze which was acquired
| by Iona Technologies in 2007. * *
| Apart from Morph Labs, he currently sits as chair of DevZuz (formerly known
| as Simula Labs), an open source "marketplace company," and Exist Global, a
| software engineering services company being headed by American Steve Nathan. *


Open source software eyed for use in more health centers

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| More local government units want to install homegrown, open source software
| for health centers developed by the University of the Philippines Manila, its
| project manager told INQUIRER.net Tuesday *


Review: Bayanihan Linux 4

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| Bayanihan Linux 4 is a pretty good, simple, distribution. It is
| easy to install and manage and it gets you going quickly right out of
| the box. That being said it doesn?t have all the latest gizmos and eye
| candy of the current wave of Linux distributions. It also doesn?t have
| a huge package repository, but you can probably add some more.
| It?s not bad for a government sponsored distribution and if it gets
| more people to switch to Linux, that?s a good thing. Power users will
| want more than Bayanihan provides, but the average computer user will
| find all they need in Bayanihan.


DMMSU Migrates to Linux

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| The training was participated in by about 25 faculty and personnel from
| the institution. It was an orientation and preparation for their aim
| of acquiring sufficient knowledge and skills in Open Source
| Technology to completely migrate from Windows to Linux.


New RP-developed Linux 'looks, feels' like Windows XP

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| The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and
| Technology (DOST-ASTI) recently launched the Bayanihan Linux
| version 4 (BL4) and this time, it looks more like Microsoft
| Windows XP than the Macintosh OS.
| BL4 is now based on Linux Debian Stable, unlike the previous
| version that used Fedora. Likewise, BL4 uses the KDE graphical
| user interface that gives it a Microsoft Windows XP look.