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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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Links to stories covered in this newscast

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

 

Welcome back

It is good to see you back. Oh here is some good news: Scox has been under a dime since March 24. No Joke.. Well Scox is a joke.. but you knew that.

Cheers

John

Welcome back

Hey Marcel.

Good to see you back. Next time you're on holidays, just let us know!

:)

An Idea

Marcel I'm a big fan. I had two (2) of your books and I see and old video about you complain about Kubuntu. I was wondering (because I can barely see your wallpaper) what distro you're using. Another thing can you make a special WFTL of what distro are you using? What set of Icons, wallpapers, OpenOffice plug-in, sounds, compiz effecs, etc. You're very creative and funny I know you can make something very cool and sophisticate. Keep the good work coming.

Cheers,

-Chris

P.S. love the sign out quote "If you see Evil out there, Fight Evil"