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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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Links to stories covered in this newscast

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


Linus & Below

If you run the video from your home page, there are no links. Neither above nor below. That only works when viewing the node. Just if anyone still asks himself where those links are you always talk about while pointing to the previous show.

I read the Linus interview before the gnome change was discussed. I noticed it and just thought that Linus can use whatever he likes. Even if its Windows 7 (joking). It's his personal choice. It's not about what's better. It's about what he likes.

I still wonder why those people still make a fuss about it. He hasn't disqualified KDE in any way. The only thing was about the mouse buttons. Again. If Linus doesn't like a feature of KDE and switches, that does not mean KDE is bad. But simply that he doesn't like it. Should Linus tell a lie just to soothe KDE and it's followers? Does KDE depend a rectified reality field?

The fine thing about Linux is, you have the choice. If you like KDE, use it. If you like gnome, use it. If you like xfce, use it. ... But stop telling us what we have to like and why.

I can read your mind

Hi Marcel

It had to be 20 below outside with the wind chill factor. Your eyes are closed while you eat an ice cream sandwich.

You were thinking about summer!

Caught ya!!!

me too


I can read your mind: partie duex

You should wear a tinfoil hat when you do that :)