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WFTL Bytes! for Jan 27, 2009

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Tuesday, January 27, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagné. This is episode 48. Today's Bytescast is done in front of a live studio audience (I recorded it while streaming live on, so people were watching the recording). Our stories include the release of KDE 4.2 just as Linus Torvalds jumps ship and Aaron Seigo throws him a life preserver. The moment is now for open source while the EU ponders making Microsoft love Firefox. Google planning the demise of your PC and just what is open source and where is it going?

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

Links to the stories covered in today's newscast

KDE 4.2 released today!

Linus Torvalds switches to GNOME, for 6 months anyhow.

KDE's Aaron Seigo responds to above.

Open Source's Moment is Now

EU May Force Microsoft to Bundle Firefox

Google plans to make PCs history

What vendors really mean by Open Source

 The 3rd Wave of Open Source

Press hat and links at the bottom


Thanks for WFTL Bytes, great show. So, where is the press hat today? FYI: Also, if the show is viewed directly in something like google reader the links at the bottom are really not there. So, what happens is it looks like you are pointing at your man part.

Google - PC-less

I don't think so. The internet is over run with enough persons of dubious intent to allow a large company such as Google have that much access to personal information - I certainly wouldn't trust any of these future cloud-type developments; I prefer to keep my information to myself where I have control over the access to it.