Way back when, before Google got into the software biz with stuff like Android and Chrome, Firefox cut a deal with the ad-agency-masquerading-as-a-search-engine which probably made Mozilla’s browser the most well funded open source project outside of Linux. The deal — simply to make Google the default search engine in Firefox — was a no […]
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“That hat’s going to get you labeled as a malcontent”.
I was standing in line at the local supermarket when a lady behind me expressed her opinion on my choice of head wear.
I turned and smiled. “Excuse me?”
She smiled and jerked her head up, glancing at the hat I was wearing. “Your Linux […]
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Kim Dotcom vows to again rise from the ashes with a new online storage site, this one free and open source, built on donations, and nonprofit. Funny thing is, most of us didn’t know he needed to again play Phoenix.
Back in the early days of the 21st century, Dotcom seemed to have overcome his […]
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FOSS Week in Review
While Larry Cafiero is up in Portland having himself a merry auld time at OSCON, I’m in the sweltering heat and humidity of North Carolina, normal for this time of year, with dreams of All Things Open swirling through my head. ATO, because it’s the next conference I’ll be able to […]
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Hex dump of 2003’s Blaster worm, that left a message for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.
On Thursday, Christine Hall looked at the economy of cybercrime. I also took a peek at the Symantec report, and indeed, the statistics are sobering. There is […]
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