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WFTL Bytes! for Apr 1, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Wednesday, April 1, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 54. On today's newscast . . . patents get weirder with help from Apple and IBM, Conficker thumbs his nose at Windows users, Twitter gets owned, Linux and Mac force a Windows rethink, and lobsters and fish sing a Linux song. Oh, and there's a bonus link below for OpenOffice.org pranks. It is April 1st after all.

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Google announces GMail Autopilot

Microsoft can't stand the competition: rethinks Windows 7

U.S. Patent Office uncovers Apple's secret plan

300,000 domains blocked to fight Conficker worm

IBM registers offshoring patent

The Sashimi Tabernacle Choir - Linux and poor taste, together at last

Identi.ca buys Twitter

OpenOffice.org pranks, for anytime

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WFTL Bytes! for Feb 12, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Thursday, February 12, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 51. On today's newscast . . . crappy economy gives rise to malicious insiders, healthy open source coders, a non-lethal snake bite, patent prior art, and a new Linux distribution that really is communist.

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Links to the stories covered in this newscast.

Malicious insider attacks to rise

Open source projects to provide corporate benefits

Snakebite network readies for open source projects

Snakebite Website

India fights patents with huge prior art database

Cuba launches its own Linux variant

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