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Bug One Resolved at the Gates Center of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon Universtiy thanks to Red Hat Inc.

From where I stand, I see Linux and Apple-based products winning big in the months ahead. How can I hold such unwavering optimism? Over ten years I have a decent salary supporting Linux products, with my career starting at Carnegie … Continue reading

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The Foundations of a Community: Western PA Linux User Group – Part One

´╗┐´╗┐WPLUG is the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The official founding of the group is dated to September 26, 1997 at 11:37:08 EDT. I was not there as I was still a frustrated yet loyal … Continue reading

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Open Letter from a Microsoft Share Holder

Dear Microsoft, I am a shareholder of your company. The world is still waiting for your Q4 FY2010 report so that we will know how much money you made as of June 30, 2010. We are all on Microsoft Chief … Continue reading

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A year from today Microsoft will lack a majority market share.

One year ago at the South East LinuxFest, I, Beth Lynn Eicher indulged in a friendly bet with my friend Nick. “Ubuntu’s Bug One will be resolved in 24 months,” I said. “I’ll bet you $20 that bug one is … Continue reading

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One neighborhood changing the world part one

When I was laid off in 2007, I felt dismayed and lost as I took my cardboard box of personal items on the bus ride home. I was so distraught, I got onto the wrong route. The bus driver had … Continue reading

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The begining of the end

So what do you have to say for yourself Microsoft? As Chairman, Bill Gates stayed pretty silent on the Android issue at the November 19, 2009 stockholders meeting. Steve Ballmer, the current CEO of Microsoft, decided to discuss the issue … Continue reading

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Road to going Droid, Finale

For a few months I have considered what my next phone will be. I knew that it had to be either Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint since other carriers do not have a good reputation for quality coverage in my area. … Continue reading

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The road to going Droid, part three

I continued to use PalmOS internet-less but was quickly bored. Then I moved onto the Sharp Zaurus, a Linux based PDA. With a $100 CF 802.11b card, the Zaurus could browse the web on a color screen as long as … Continue reading

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The road to going droid part two

Like Bill Gates, I too coveted mobile hardware that I could connect to all of my favorite online resources. Ten years ago I was low on cash since I was a college junior who was still living with Mom. At … Continue reading

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The road to going Droid, part one

On June 15, 1999 Bill Gates testified before the United States Congress via the Joint Economic Committee at an event called “The High-Tech Summit.” The propose of this event was for the Congress to learn about where the future of … Continue reading

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