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Bill Gates Pays Millions to AllAfrica (“Largest Electronic Distributor of African News and Information Worldwide”) to Push His Agendaview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Gates Foundation poisons the little press that exists in Africa using another cash injection which tilts coverage and yields self-censorship THIS MORNING we wrote about Gates' use of AGRA, which he contributed to creating in order to advance his investments in Africa (seeds with patents, expanding a monopoly to more continents). (General)

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Open Source Community Harmed by Acquisitionview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Friends and offsprings of Microsoft keep shopping for some of the pillars of the Open Source community, which also weakens the Free software community Black Duck, a proprietary software group with Microsoft roots, is slurping up a lot of open source firms, this time Olliance Group. It’s “more of a Black Ostrich [than a duck] given its size,” remarks Dr. (General)

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Links 10/1/2011: Multi-touch on GNU/Linux, Linux 2.6.37 Already Built for Distrosview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Buying a cheap laptop without Windows: Is it worth it? ‘The low-end laptop market in particular is so hard fought that manufacturers will grab for any dollars they can save,’ explains Elmar Geese, chairman of the Linux association in Berlin. (General)

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Top 20 Open Source Applications to Cut Business Costsview story

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com – Open source software for project management, help desks, CRM, communications and more. (General)

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Links 9/1/2011: OLPC With ARM and Fedora on Two Watts, Mac Asay Claimed Disrespectful of Freedomview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Audiocasts/Shows Notes on Linux: Linux Audio Blog #9 Kernel Space Stable kernels 2.6.36.3 and 2.6.32.28 Applications The GPL/LGPL App Store For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, and Solaris What if someone ported a graphical version of Apt and/or Yum to the two propri (General)

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Microsoft Proxy Entities Continue to Harass Google, Spread Misinformation While Microsoft Distorts the Marketview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Google is still under pressure from Microsoft’s firing line of existing and former employees, as well as existing business partners MICROSOFT cannot compete anymore. To be fair, it never could compete, not fairly at least, but this time it is ever more evident. (General)

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Microsoft Rebrands and Leans on Facebook While Goldman Sachs Enters the Sceneview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s #1 cash cow still suffers on/from the Web, so Microsoft rebrands and also uses help from Facebook, which it partly owns “Microsoft [is] trademarking ‘Be What’s Next’ slogan,” which comes as no surprise as the company craves an image makeover (there is a new Web site coming). (General)

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Wireless vs Fibre debate: a personal experienceview story

http://apcmag.com – One of the most annoying NBN debates is whether we really need fibre when wireless is supposedly the future. I tried to run a business using wireless, and it was a nightmare. (IT news)

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Qualcomm expands reach with Atheros acquisitionview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Qualcomm is buying wireless chipset maker Atheros for $3.1 billion, in a move designed to help the company grow beyond its traditional business as a technology supplier for mobile phones and deeper into such areas as smartphones and tablets.... (Embedded)

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LXer: FOSS, Business, and Psychopathyview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Sometimes, the naivety in the free and open source software (FOSS) community seems willful. How else to explain the outrage in some circles when another company is caught fulfilling its natural function of maximizing its profits at the expense of FOSS ideals? (HowTos)