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China Says ‘No’ to Windows 8

Reuters reported yesterday that the Chinese government has banned the use of Windows 8 on Chinese government computers. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the ban is being put in place by the Central Government Procurement Center primarily over security concerns now that Microsoft has ended support for XP, which is thought to be the most widely used operating system within China. This news has led Forbes to speculate that this may prompt Redmond [...]

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eBay Hacked – Will Ask Users to Change Passwords

eBay announced this morning that they’ve been hacked and that “encrypted passwords and other non-financial data” have been compromised. They’re expected to begin notifying their customer base later today, which will include a suggestion for users to change their passwords. The company says that PayPal, an eBay subsidiary, uses its own servers and was not affected by the attack.

According to CNET, the first public news of the compromise came by way of a cryptic [...]

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Where Loyalty and Trust Still Matter

Reglue loyality

It was in 2010 when Skip Guenter began winding his way through friends and contacts, finally succeeding in finding our organization a place to call home.

That place is Taylor, Texas.

Since 2005, HeliOS/Reglue has operated from any place we could find. We’ve worked from garages, work sheds, tack rooms, barns, the back of pickup trucks and even in monthly storage places.

But we are home now.

Taylor a small town of 15.5K or so. [...]

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April’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of April, 2014.

1. What Would You Do to Improve Linux? by Ken Starks. Published April 21, 2014. Reglue’s Ken Starks asks readers what they would do to make Linux better if they could. Great comments!

2. Making a Difference the Linux Way by Ken Starks. Published March 31, 2014. Software freedom and Linux is about more than just bringing a better [...]

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Windows XP, Internet Explorer, Security Bugs, Black Hats & Linux

Ha! Maybe the gods are just happy that Steve Ballmer’s desk no longer resides on the Microsoft campus. Then again, maybe the boys from Redmond are merely up to their old tricks and are manufacturing a coincidence that serves their needs. Now that I think about it, with all of the cooperating that Microsoft’s done with the NSA, might we assume that Homeland Security might owe Redmond a favor or three?

Here’s the deal. On [...]

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Should Firefox Be Boycotted?

FOSS Force Mozilla's New CEO Poll
Should Mozilla be boycotted because new CEO Brendan Eich once donated $1,000 to oppose same sex marriage?

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