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Enterprises grow more savvy over open source

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| Open source icon Stormy Peters is co-founder of the non-profit GNOME
| Foundation and director of community and partner programs for OpenLogic.
| Peters recently discussed why enterprises don't know how much open source
| software they use, how newbies and non-programmers can become involved in the
| movement and why she thinks open source software is more secure than
| proprietary code.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;593462582

For those who want to start with applications (before the jump to GNU/Linux),
there are now some exceptionally valuable tools:

Get Herds of Top OSS Apps in One Free Download--Mac & Windows

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| The great thing about both of these sites is that you can get so many good
| open source applications in one free download. Especially for keeping open
| source applications with you at all times on a portable drive, such as a USB
| flash drive, these downloads are very compelling.
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http://ostatic.com/162592-blog/get-h...ad-mac-windows


Related:

Study: Developers Favor Linux

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| "Regardless of what kind of developer you are, you're still trying to
| make a living, and target the operating system that?s controlling the
| market."
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| However, in the most recent survey, the developers' forecast of their
| target platform has changed. For the first time, these developers said
| that in the next 12 to 18 months they expect to be developing more Linux
| apps than Windows apps.
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...le.php/3645766


Survey: Emerging Market Developers Rush to Open-Source Software *

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| Officials at Evans Data, in Santa Cruz, Calif., said this
| increase corresponds with an increase in the use of the
| Eclipse open-source development platform in China and Brazil,
| as well as a continuing increase in the use of Linux in
| emerging markets.
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http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2095340,00.asp
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