Microsoft and EU Resolve Browser Argument

Dec 17, 2009

Following the legal action taken by Opera, Microsoft and the EU have agreed that a separate dialogue offering a choice of alternative browsers will appear by the installation of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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ODROID: Portable Android-Based Game Console

Dec 16, 2009

In simple terms, the ODROID game console comes down to iPhone hardware mixed with Android software in a Nintendo box.

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Amarok to Better Guard Against Potential Malware

Dec 16, 2009

To program an effective virus for Linux is fairly difficult. It's much easier to provide malware disguised as an add-on, however. The Amarok project now wants to protect against that.

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GNOME: Split from GNU Project?

Dec 14, 2009

Richard Stallman's strong position against proprietary applications is butting heads with some members of the GNOME Foundation. A call to split with Stallman's GNU Project is being considered.

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Microsoft Encroaching on Spanish Schools... Again

Dec 13, 2009

Microsoft had lost the single Windows booting option in school computers in Spain some time ago. But now they are getting back: The Spanish Government announced in a surprising move that an agreement with Microsoft has been signed to give out laptops to primary schoolchildren next year.

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Linux Beta from Google's Chrome Browser

Dec 09, 2009

Google has released the first beta version of its Chrome browser for Linux and Mac OS for download. Until now, only an open source variation, Chromium, has been Linux compatible.

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OpenInkpot 0.2 Linux E-Book with New Face

Dec 09, 2009

The developers of OpenInkpot, a Linux distro for e-book readers with E Ink display, broadened the hardware support and enhanced the GUI and applications in version 0.2.

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Google Buys Wave Competitor

Dec 08, 2009

The Californian Software company Appjet has been added to Google’s Wave team. Appjet’s collaborative Web editor Etherpad was initially supposed to be scrapped, but is now planned for Open Source release.

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