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IE9 introduces anti-tracking toolview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – "Microsoft's IE9 browser will have tools that control what data is collected about what a user does online." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11939223 (HowTos)

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Links 4/12/2010: Unity in Fedora, Raphaël Hertzog Says Success of Ubuntu Mostly Beneficial to Debianview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux U.S. (General)

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Links 22/11/2010: Venezuelan Government Distributes Another 350,000 GNU/Linux Laptops, Firefox 4.0 for GNU/Linux Gets Unified Menuview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Bringing Up Hardware First In Linux, Then Windows After reading the Linux 2.6.37-rc3 release announcement on the Linux kernel mailing list, another interesting thread was found and it’s about getting hardware vendors to do their initial hardware bring-up under Linux prior (General)

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R.I.P. Sony Walkman (Snr)view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – "Sony Walkman (Senior) has reached the end of side two. Its batteries have run out. The rewind button is broken." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11618899 (HowTos)

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Personal data could become commodityview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – "Companies that want to make use of the personal information people put online should pay for it, the US Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has said." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11571513 (HowTos)

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As Expected, Nokia and HP Betray Linux Under Microsoft-sympathetic New Leadershipview story

http://techrights.org – Greek military junta of 1967–1974 Summary: Microsoft may be organising a coup against Linux, especially inside some of its very top supporters, and evidence from the news concurs “Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits,” reports Engadget. (General)

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Hijack Them (Microsoft Joins Nokia and It Already Shows)view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s mobile “Slog” has begun, with fake coverage (marketing), entryism, and many similar examples in other areas too IN THE previous post we shed light on Microsoft’s tough struggle to matter in mobile as it continues losing an already low market share and executives too (some end up in Yahoo!). (General)

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printf error: "not enough parameters in printf statement"view story

http://www.unix.com – Hi All, I am getting the following error when trying to run my script: Code: awk: 0602-565 There are not enough parameters in printf statement "BARCLAYS BANK 14%VRN PERP",.  The input line number is 84. (HowTos)

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Links 23/9/2010: Qt News, OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2, Mandriva Not Deadview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The Beginning [of LPI] As I said at the beginning of this blog entry, the members of Linux International were fully behind the creation of LPI in 1998. It was even suggested that LPI become a branch of Linux International, but I felt that this would be a bad idea. (General)

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Halo Coverage (Hype) is Fake, Largely Paid For; Xbox 360 (Slim) Sells Just 700 Units in Japan in Debut Weekview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: A sobering look at the iffy launch of “Halo: Reach”, which left some buyers upset; Xbox 360 hype is compared to a relatively disappointing reality outside the United States IF HALO’S latest release is known to many people, it’s because Microsoft flooded the press with money as part of its huge marketing campaign. (General)