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Statler observations for 01/05/2011 release.view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Too many things are working properly, so I'll mention a few problems.First login to a user who had a .conkyrc was overwritten by conky. (HowTos)

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Links 23/12/2010: FOSS is Not “Non-commercial”, Firefox 4 Beta 3 for Mobileview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux Desktop How to test if a laptop is working with Linux One interesting observation is that Ubuntu Lucid has almost twice the framerate than RHEL6 with glxgears. No idea why. Kernel Space Removing the big kernel lock. (General)

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Online "Privacy Bill of Rights" Called for by Obama Administrationview story

http://www.dailytech.com – Privacy guidelines would introduce guidelines and audits to enforce privacy online (General)

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The Dark Side of Chrome OSview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – does the concept chrome os scare anyone? (HowTos)

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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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News flash: everything on the Internet is hackableview story

http://downloadsquad.switched.com – This weekend, Gawker Media had its primary database compromised. In this monstrous breach, not only did 1.5 million users have their privacy breached and email address stolen, but they also had their passwords cracked. (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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E-Book Buyer’s Guide to E-Book Privacyview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – With the 2010 holidays upon us, it’s time to update EFF’s E-Book Buyer’s Guide to E-Book Privacy, which summarizes and comments on the privacy-related policies of several e-readers. What’s new. We’ve added in the iPad and also added in the software used by many libraries and devices for e-book access, made by Adobe called Adobe [...] (General)

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Google correctly escapes prosecution over Street View privacy breachview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian authorities have decided not to prosecute Google for the 'inadvertent' collection of personal data by its Street View cars. Quite right too. (IT news)

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Google Wi-Fi breach ‘inadvertent’, say policeview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Federal Police has dropped any case against Google over its high-profile blunder in collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars, noting the data collection may have been "inadvertent" rather than a deliberate privacy breach. (IT news)