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Turkey Steps Up

“Turkish planes have for the first time carried out air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria.Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the air strikes, on three IS positions, “completely destroyed” their targets.On Thursday, Turkish forces exchanged fire with … Continue reading

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Jack Wallen Gets It

“The only reason more people aren’t using Linux is because they can’t go to a big box store and purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed. If the masses could head over to Best Buy or Target and drop a few … Continue reading

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Courage, Conviction and Freedom

“A woman scaled a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.” See Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina StatehouseI love many kinds of technology. The best technologies make … Continue reading

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Undermining That Other OS

“The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.” See Popular Security Software Came … Continue reading

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Demonopolization

“The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has announced a plan to replace proprietary software with open source and locally produced software.” See Russia to replace proprietary software with open sourceBetter late than never… In 2010, Putin ordered Russia to … Continue reading

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Fareed Zakaria Underestimates Saudi Arabia

“Saudi Arabia isn’t going to build a nuclear weapon. Saudi Arabia can’t build a nuclear weapon. Saudi Arabia hasn’t even built a car.” See Why Saudi Arabia can’t get a nuclear weaponFareed Zakaria is a very wise man but he makes … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Bests “8.1” In Uruguay and Venezuela

  See StatCounterFor the past 30 days in both Uruguay and Venezuela, GNU/Linux share of page-views from the desktop have exceeded that of Lose 8.1 sometimes for three consecutive days. The average for that period was 13.55% Lose 8.1 versus 13.05% … Continue reading

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The Devil Offers Another Way To Sell Our Souls

“Transfer or Access to Source Code  1. No Party may require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition of providing services related to such software in its … Continue reading

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Despite Bill’s Efforts, GNU/Linux Reaches New High In India

“Microsoft’s covert efforts (lobbying with the help of public partners like NASSCOM) to eliminate an India-leaning software policy in India is finally paying off” See Microsoft Lobbying in India Shoots Down or At Least Weakens Free/Libre Software Policy  Despite Bill’s best … Continue reading

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Put The Job-cuts Where They Belong, In Redmond

“Microsoft phoned Conservative MPs with Microsoft R&D facilities in their constituencies and said, ‘we will close them down in your constituency if this goes through’” See Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies In the old days, … Continue reading

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Powerhouses Of The GNU/Linux Desktop In 2015

What do Italy, France, Spain, Germany and USA have in common? They are all huge, modern economies and they’ve all embraced GNU/Linux on the desktop to the tune of 3.*% share of page-views yesterday.See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Italy … Continue reading

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Dutch Parliament Kicks Butt

It’s outrageous how much governments around the worldGoogle Translation “33 326 Parliamentary investigation ICT projects in government Nr. 21 AMENDING THE MEMBERS OF MOTION AND Oosenbrug Gesthuizen REPLACEMENT IN PRINTED UNDER NO. 19 Presented April 14, 2015 The Room, heard … Continue reading

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