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Linux and OpenOffice in Laptop Magazine
Laptop Magazine is a good example of the mainstream IT media's approach to FOSS. It's neither hostile or friendly and generally responds to what its readers are doing.
Until recently the magazine hasn't done much on FOSS, but a couple of articles have indicates one more example of FOSS perception moving from curiosity to gadget to mainstream.
In an article published online, last month OpenOffice.org was named the magazine's top download of the month and received an editor's choice award:
A second article, published in the February 2006 edition but not yet available online, is more general about FOSS. Titled "Are We Open Yet?" (page 118), the article focuses on the experience of the Canadian gas company Pioneer Petroleum's move to FOSS on both the server and desktop. While certainly mentioning the downsides (lack of industry-specific FOSS apps, difficulty finiding telephone support), the article is on the whole complementary:
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