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Microsoft leaving two vulnerabilties in Internet Explorer 8 unpatchedview story

http://downloadsquad.switched.com – On the upcoming Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will not be issuing a fix for a critical IE8 vulnerability discovered in December. (General)

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As China grows to 450m Internet users, Skype gets banned in China!view story

http://www.itwire.com – Uh-oh… the world’s biggest population of Internet users is no longer officially allowed to use Skype, with that bad news coming just as Skype announced the good news that video calls were coming to the iPhone at last, which itself followed the bad news of Skype’s global meltdown. Phew! (IT news)

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Android Trojan Let Loose in China, Creating Botnetview story

http://www.dailytech.com – Google can do little to stop it as malware is spreading in third-party app markets (General)

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Booming Economy Underwrites Growing Chinese Military Mightview story

http://www.dailytech.com – China has a new stealth fighter waiting in the wings (General)

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ES: La Libertad No Es Gratisview story

http://techrights.org – (ODF | PDF | English/original) Resumen: ¿Porqué esta Microsoft daemonisando a la gente común y confunde a los legisladores con la terminología y los impostores tratan de hablar de software libre/código abierto. El MOVIMIENTO por la Libertad (libre) de Software es una decisión que debe ser motivada al menos en parte por la convicción de que la libertad es difícil de ganar y es muy valiosa. (General)

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Links 9/12/2010: KDE SC 4.6 Beta 2, GCC 4.5.2 Release Candidateview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Google Not All Chrome Glisters Because Chrome OS is open source, it has been available for people to explore for some time, which means that it’s not really possible for any elements of it to be a surprise, rather deflating any attempt to launch it in the traditional sense. (General)

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Wikipad on Statler?view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Afternoon - it is here, anyway :)Has any one managed to get Wikipad (http://wikidpad.sourceforge.net/#download) to run successfully on Staler?Looks like the later versions are needing python 2.8 and python 2.6 components are installed in Statler. I'm scared of nuking my carefully crafted #! (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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Android 2.2 iPad Alternativesview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Just released in SZ (China). New iPad clones run Android 2.2 / Windows 7 with "decent" hardware equal to iPad, supporting Flash 10.1 and multitasking. 8" Android 2.2 aPad - 1GHz Cortex A8 Processor - 512MB DDR2 10.1" Windows 7 ePad - 1.66GHz Atom N455 - 2GB DDR3 - 32GB SSD Any reviews, discussion on those? I have laid my money down and waiting for the courier to show up. (HowTos)

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It’s Not About Linux on the ‘Desktop’view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: As more desks are being emptied or vacated owing to portability, it is portable devices that GNU/Linux needs to target; software patents are Apple’s and Microsoft’s only viable response PHONES (featurephones or smartphones) are a growth area which is further complemented by mobile devices like tablets. (General)