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WFTL Bytes! for July 29, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 55. On today's newscast . . . an unholy alliance (or a really good one, depending on who you ask), Yahoo turns B-movie monster, Alfresco cosies up to Ubuntu, TUX is in your pocket, and "What are you? Color-blind!"

 

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It's Official. Microsoft-Yahoo Ink A 10-Year Search Pact

Night Of The Living Yahoo

Alfresco Does Ubuntu

TUX: He's Everywhere You Ought To Be

Ubuntu's Brown! Not Orange!

WFTL Bytes! for Jan 20, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Tuesday, January 20, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 45.  Today, the US of A gets a new president and seven days later, a new KDE appears (concidence?). Meanwhile, the British Navy learns the hard way, Yahoo cheers Zimbra, companies slowly board the Linux train, and a young woman's life is ruined by Ubuntu and Dell (not really).

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Want to win a copy of this week's featured book, "PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)" by Luke Welling and Laura Thompson? 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 13, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Tuesday, January 13, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 44. Today we uncover some Vista trash, an ongoing battle between the forces of OO and Go-OO, Shuttleworth and Ubuntu get the New York treatment (Times, that is), Linux goes to CES, Fedora gets a moniker, and Twitter gets bashed.

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Want to win a copy of this week's featured book, "PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)" by Luke Welling and Laura Thompson? 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 Dec 5, 2008

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Friday, December 5, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 34. Today's show is brought to you by the letter O. Stories include a Songbird that's just turned 1, an extreme makeover for OpenOffice.org, more on the faster, slicker version of said OpenOffice.org, IBM reinvents and rediscovers thin clients, as a newcomer to the world of Opera hits a high note.

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WFTL Bytes! for Nov 24, 2008

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, November 24, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Stories for today include the end of the road for SCO, (honest, finally, really) first tenuous hops from Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope, a brighter than bright future for ASUS, Google and Apple netbooks, and why you aren't safe online.

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WFTL Bytes! for Nov 14, 2008 - More crises, Sun cuts jobs, open good, closed bad, copywrong, Ubuntu ARMs itself, and more.

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Friday, November 14, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. In today's news, the economy just keeps on getting worse, proprietary software is really bad, making copyright into copywrong, Ubuntu gets ARMed, and the Sun goes down on a lot of jobs.

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WFTL Bytes! for Oct 31, 2008 - Halloween, Ubuntu 8.10, HP netbook, Canonical's red, and BBC set free

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Friday, October 31, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's scary stories include an Intrepid IBEX from Ubuntu, a netbook from HP, Canonical's finances, fast loading PCs courtesy of Linux, a Miro channel guide, and a DRM-free zone over at the BBC.

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WFTL Bytes! for Oct 27, 2008 - Netbooks, OS updates, OpenOffice.org, Microsoft joins open group, and gay marriage.

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, October 27, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's stories include a netbook showdown, new Ubuntus and Fedoras on the horizon, Microsoft's open messaging push, IM protocols, Google and Apple fighting for homosexual rights, and Shatner vs. Takei. Download a local copy: avi, iPod, flv or MP3 audio For links to the stories covered in this newscast, click the 'read more' link.

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