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Free Software for Busy People Paperback – August 1, 2005

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If you can't convince your friends and colleagues to [...] switch, this is the book to give them. -- Edward Griffith-Jones, Free Software Magazine, September 26, 2005

Our rating: **** [4 out of 5]. -- Max Fernandez, Personal Computer World, July 22nd, 2005

The author does the best job I've yet seen of explaining why ordinary people will benefit from open source. -- Eric Raymond, author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"

About the Author

Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is a doctor and programmer who uses IT to improve healthcare. In 2000 he graduated as a doctor from the University of Cambridge. His research project, ImmunoSim, won the Fulton Roberts Immunology Prize. Since then, he has continued to combine his medical and computing knowledge. This included developing the software for Project Palm at Cambridge University, which allowed medical students to share their learning using handhelds. He co-founded Medical Futures Ltd, which launched the Medical Futures Innovation Awards in 2001. The awards have raised awareness amongst doctors of the process of using their ideas and inventions to improve healthcare. The event also raises money for UK hospitals. During his first year of clinical practice, he was able to lecture and consult on the use of handhelds in medicine. He wrote the book “Handheld Computers for Doctors” in 2003. He is now a Visiting Research Fellow at the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information†) – in Bethesda, MD, USA. †The views expressed in this book do not necessarily represent the views of the NCBI or the United States.

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