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WFTL Bytes! for Dec 10, 2008

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Wednesday, December 10, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 36. In today's news, we find that Linux and free software are under attack, by school teachers, that Jon maddog Hall is ready to set Obama straight on free software, that there's more than one open source office suite, and that the Chinese government may be using Linux for dastardly purposes! And once again, I forgot to turn on the studio lights (sigh).

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For links to the stories covered in this newscast, click the 'read more' link.

 

Links to the stories covered in today's newscast.

Amarok 2.0 released

Open Source office suites compared

Dear President-elect Obama (a letter from Jon maddog Hall)

Linux - Stop holding our kids back

Linux as a Trojan Horse

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Re: WFTL Bytes! for Dec 10, 2008

yes... because there is no spyware that runs on windoze that the chinese could use...

interesting that "maddog" is getting involved, but how this reminds me of linux advocacy of the past... write an essay on linux journal, and hope the rest of the work reads it. preacher, meet choir!

New CTO

Hopefully that new Chief Technology Officer for the US that President-Elect Obama appoints won't be that Bill guy from Washington State...

Linux Stop Holding Our Kids Back

I am getting worried. This person is allowed to teach? Why would anyone want to use an older version of Windows, especially one that is no longer
supported with security patches is beyond me. The versions that are supported are bad enough.

Carroll O'Connor once said "when Archie Bunker starts making sense it is time to turn off the TV".

I wonder if this teacher is a follower of Shelly the Republican? If so it is time for her to stay off the Internet.

Podcast feed?

Can you please provide separate RSS feeds with enclosure elements for the Ogg/Theora, AVI and MP3? (That's 3 different rss feeds, each linking to the respective format download) This way, it would be possible to subscribe to your content with gPodder!

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