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WFTL Bytes! for Feb 2, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, February 2, 2009 (Groundhog Day), with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 49. On today's newscast . . . nature's own weather forecaster tells it like it might be and bites it. Did Linus jump ship too soon? Dept of defense thinks FOSS is cool. Mototala axes Windows, sort of. Going RMS on semantics.

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Did Linus Torvalds jump ship too soon?

Six more weeks of winter says Wiarton Willy

Charles G. Hogg bites Michael Bloomberg

DOD launches its own version of SourceForge

Motorola demotes Windows Mobile; fires staff

Mom, Open Source, and Apple Pie

Open Source Politics and the Big Smoke

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WFTL Bytes! for Jan 8, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Thursday, January 8, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 43. In today's news, Apple gets it, a bit, Fedora is nameless, a review that isn't, Abiword gets some, the iceberg issue, convert them with these, pirates with law degrees, and the end of OLPC as you knew it.

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Want to win a copy of this week's featured book, "The Official Ubuntu Book, 3rd Edition"? To win a copy, comment on this newscast (make sure you include your email when asked). I'll choose a name from the comments, at random, and make the draw this Friday afternoon. If you simply must have  the book, click the Amazon link to the right. If you can't think of anything to say in a comment (oh, come on), you can email me, quoting the tags from this episode of WFTL Bytes! My thanks to Pearson Higher Education for providing the book.

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WFTL Bytes! for Jan 5, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, January 5, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 42. Today's stories are brought to you by the number 7 (hey, 7 x 6 = 42), reasons why Linux will rule in 09, influential distributions, MadTux no more, living la vida nadaDRM, and Google Linux (aka Android) is coming to a netbook near you.

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Want to win a copy of this week's featured book, "The Official Ubuntu Book, 3rd Edition"? To win a copy, comment on this newscast (make sure you include your email when asked). I'll choose a name from the comments, at random, and make the draw this Friday afternoon. If you simply must have  the book, click the Amazon link to the right. If you can't think of anything to say in a comment (oh, come on), you can email me, quoting the tags from this episode of WFTL Bytes! My thanks to Pearson Higher Education for providing the book.

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