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Now It’s Official: Banshee Included in Ubuntu by Defaultview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Mono trap from Novell entrenched deep inside a ubiquitously-used distribution of GNU/Linux OMG!UBUNTU! not only promoted Banshee but it also jumped the gun when it claimed that the program had been added to the next Ubuntu. Well, only now is it official: he day we’ve all be waiting for has finally arrived. (General)

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Change Happens (Consensus Regarding Mono)view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: How the perception around Mono in GNU/Linux has changed despite bullying and because of persistence with the truth REAL change is hard to bring about. When companies pour millions into marketing, it is usually them who get to determine public perception, which is a multi-trillion-dollar business. (General)

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The Voice of Treasonview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Another layer of the onion is peeled off to reveal what stinks of Microsoft lobbying MR. Florian Müller is a target because he pretended to be pro-FOSS while he was campaigning against FOSS. This has “ACT” written all over it and, for those who do not know, ACT is a confirmed Microsoft front group. (General)

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TechBytes Episode 22: Freedom Debate and Picks of the Yearview story

http://techrights.org – Direct download as Ogg (1:46:40, 32.0 MB) | Direct download as MP3 (48.8 MB) Summary: Tim, Gordon, and Roy speak about games and make their picks of the year (for 2010) TODAY’S show covers what was missed since last week’s show and OpenBytes has published the show notes with most of the topics and some corresponding links. We hope you will join us for future shows and consider subs (General)

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Even Goldman Sachs Recognises Microsoft’s Imminent Demiseview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft’s outlook for the coming year looks rather grim, even in the eyes of a longtime booster of the software/marketing/litigation giant from Redmond WE HAVE written extensively about Goldman Sachs not because it’s worth commending; it’s quite the opposite in fact, as Goldman Sachs is corrupt and it receives money from Bill Gates (through the Gates Foundation). (General)

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Red Hat Employees Accuse Mac Asay of Lying About GPLv3view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: False claim is said to have been spread about Google and the FSF Just when one thinks that GPLv3 FUD from the likes of ACT [1, 2, 3] (Microsoft lobbyist) is years behind, Mac [sic] Asay, who recently left Canonical to join a proprietary software company, engages in revisionism, perhaps sloppily rather than intentionally (he never acts maliciously). Red Hat’s Harish Pillay redents (General)

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Liberty is Not a Moving Targetview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: A tad philosophical take on what needs achieving and how The absolute goalposts which define personal freedom never truly change; it’s the obstructions on the way to the goal which keep moving away and showing up, so the struggle for freedom is eternal. (General)

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Links 16/12/2010: Google’s ChromeOS Criticised by Stallman, X Server 1.9.3 Releasedview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop The outlook for Windows 7 with Google Chrome coming up Microsoft Windows owned 91 percent of the PC operating system market in 2009, and IDC expects it to drop by 1 percent by 2014. Mac, which had 4 percent in 2009, is expected to increase to 5 percent by 2014. (General)

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Novell, OIN, and AttachMSFT: Why It Confirms Novell Was Trouble All Alongview story

http://techrights.org – “Our partnership with Microsoft continues to expand.” –Ron Hovsepian, Novell CEO Summary: The writings have been on the wall for 4 years, persistently warning that Novell was a ticking time bomb with its growing pile of software patents and growing relationship with Microsoft NOVELL’S UNIX might still be up for sale, so Novell owning it (General)

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LXer: LXer Weekly Roundup for 12-Dec-2010view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: LXer Feature: 12-Dec-2010 The big stories this past week include a Linux Mint 10 review, Matt Asay leaves Canonical, more information on Novell's patents, a nail in Flash's coffin, Chrome OS notebooks will be Windows proof and my interview of Ulf Sandberg of SkySQL. Enjoy! Read More... (HowTos)