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Pondering a Peck of Possible Pads

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Well, it's been a few weeks since the launch of Apple's comically named "iPad," and there's no doubt the world has much to think over. That's particularly true for those in the FOSS community, of course, given the decidedly closed nature of Apple's new device. Fans of Cupertino may be swooning with delight, but the picture is less clear for those of us in the rest of the world. The new device is "a frightening step backward for computing and for media distribution," according to the Free Software Foundation. (General)