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Special report: Open source

Opening doors to open source
Migrating to Linux shouldn’t involve major disruptions.

Open wide
Linux’s appeal grows as applications flourish.

Get ready for Firefox
Open-source browser is trim, fast and stable.

Wiki means fast
Online collaborative sites open to everyone enable the sharing of ideas.



Comment

Editorial: Reviewing the case against open source

Kelman: Pay for performance pays

Lisagor: Relating to others

Willis: Resistance is futile

Adelstein: Linux use drives innovation



News

A rough ride for battlefield systems
Army report calls for updates to the service’s battle command systems

Getting down to metrics

Intercepts

Circuit



Management

The $36 billion man
Kevin Carroll manages Army IT programs with a human touch.

Tech training gets muscle



Technology

PCs go double time
Dual-core processors will change PC market, perhaps not all for the better.

thePipeline

Angels over Los Angeles

Sprint makes smart move with handheld



Business

New lease on life
Alternative financing returns as option for cash-poor agencies.

Unisys contract future in doubt



Policy

Contracting showdown
Pentagon forces Army to change IT services acquisition strategy

NIH expands digital archive

Virtual reference desk is open

Unfair grading?


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