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Every country needs to follow Bulgaria’s lead in choosing open source software for governance

The Bulgarian Parliament has passed amendments to its Electronic Governance Act which require all software written for the government to be open source and developed in a public repository.

What everybody ought to know about emergency computer kits

What everybody ought to know about emergency computer kits

Google to Challenge Microsoft With Computer Operating System

Google Inc., owner of the most- visited Internet search engine, is developing a computer operating system based on its Chrome Web browser, taking aim at Microsoft Corp. in its strongest market.

Botnet 'ensnares government PCs'

Almost two million PCs globally, including machines inside UK and US government departments, have been taken over by malicious hackers.

RIAA and BSA's Favorite Lawyers Taking Top Department of Justice Posts

  •; By Jesus Diaz (Posted by NoDough on Feb 6, 2009 1:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups:
RIAA-fan Biden's influence in the Obama administration may be larger than anticipated, at least when it comes to file sharing: His good pals with RIAA and BSA connections keep getting Department of Justice's seats.

US FCC to mull free Internet plan at Dec. meeting

  • Reuters; By Kim Dixon (Posted by NoDough on Dec 3, 2008 10:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is likely to consider a plan this month to auction public airwaves with a mandate that the winning bidder set aside some for free Internet nationwide, a proposal staunchly opposed by the cell phone industry.

Is open source killing developers’ ability to cash in?

  • TechRepublic; By Jack Wallen (Posted by NoDough on Nov 27, 2008 7:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Today I read an article on Slashdot about a software maker concerned that open source software was causing a “race to zero” (as in the price of software). His problem was that his company produced a piece of software worth $5K one year and, because open source developers were creating the same tools and giving it away, the next year the software was worth $0. This occurrence is becoming more and more common as open source software grows. But what does it mean?

How Windows Can Save Itself: Three Things We Want to See in Windows 7

"With everyone calling out Windows' imminent doom from the rooftops, it's easy (though incorrect) to believe that the OS doesn't have much longer to live as a platform."
...further down...
"One thing I truly love about Linux is its incredibly well-designed package managers, such as Yum and Synaptic..."

Will open source work for nanotechnology?

  • Foresight Nanotech Institute (Posted by NoDough on Sep 26, 2008 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Can Open source methodology, with its promise of spreading benefits through new varieties of intellectual property, and which has played a major role in software development, also play a role in nanotech development?

The Return of Tax-Free Shopping in New York?

  • (Posted by NoDough on Aug 28, 2008 7:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For online retailers cranky about a controversial new law in New York requiring them to collect sales tax on purchases shipped to that state, Newegg has an solution: don't do it.

Why my email no work?

  •; By Lane Beneke (NoDough) (Posted by NoDough on Aug 22, 2008 2:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
This isn't necessarily Linux related. But some things are just too good to keep to yourself.

A Skinny PC, Fat with Features

Voodoo's Mac Air-killer has room for more goodies, including an extra operating system.

Linux in the Mainstream: Why Does It Matter?

"Linux is an excellent alternative to Windows and, as a Unix flavor technology, competitive with other Unix offerings," Slashdot blogger yagu told LinuxInsider. "It's not for everyone, but unfortunately large numbers of users for whom Linux would be perfect don't even know what Linux is," he said.

[The reason I noticed this story is that one of my posts to LXer is quoted. - NoDough]

Google Assails Microsoft Over Yahoo Deal

  • AP via Yahoo; By Michael Liedtke (Posted by NoDough on Feb 4, 2008 4:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google Rips Microsoft's Proposed Takeover of Yahoo, Saying It Would Stifle Internet Innovation

Asus Eee Is a Tiny PC That Hits the Mark

  •; By Glenn Reynolds (Posted by NoDough on Jan 31, 2008 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
So I kept hearing and reading about the Asus, and I finally just ordered one myself—at $399 it wasn't going to break the bank.

Open source under attack?

A nest of poisoned Web sites has been quietly attacking unsuspecting visitors using an arsenal of thirteen different exploits. If the site visitor has javascript enabled and is vulnerable to any of those exploits, then in no time at all their system will be compromised with a Trojan not yet recognised [sic] by many popular anti-virus packages.

Why XP must be saved

  •; By Galen Gruman (Posted by NoDough on Jan 21, 2008 11:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
Actually not a FOSS story, but FOSS users may find it interesting in that it addresses resistance to forced upgrades; in this case to Windows Vista. From the article: "In many respects, Vista is like the Windows Millennium Edition that was meant to replace Windows 98 in 2000 but caused more trouble than it was worth." Ouch!

AT&T and Other I.S.P.’s May Be Getting Ready to Filter

  • The New York Times; By Brad Stone (Posted by NoDough on Jan 12, 2008 2:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For the last 15 years, Internet service providers have acted - to use an old cliche - as wide-open information super-highways, letting data flow uninterrupted and unimpeded between users and the Internet. But I.S.P.’s may be about to embrace a new metaphor: traffic cop.

Red Hat’s Mugshot

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by NoDough on Jan 11, 2008 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
Today I discovered that Red Hat Linux has created a new social networking site call Mugshot. This site is promoted as an “open source” site. I checked the site FAQ to find out that all the software powering Mugshot is, in fact, open source. And indeed it is.

Sun's T-2 (Niagara 2) servers launch to an enthusiastic reception

Sun's magic with UltraSPARC T2 is Chip MultiThreading (CMT), allowing a single-socket server or blade to outperform competing solutions, even scoring a win in SPEC''s demanding floating point benchmarks.

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