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Conspiracies Debunked, Starbucks Demobilized, and the British Desexed

As promised this morning, we're back with more wild and woolly news from the world wide web. more>>

O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing

Conferences in New York in February always make me weary. Today I was reminded why.

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Yahoo Blows a Raspberry, but the Buying Goes On

Buy is the word of the day today among the Big Boys of Tech, with just about everybody looking to add someone else to their list of acquisitions. Without further adieu, here's the rundown. more>>

The 1994-2007 Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM is here!

Just released: the 1994-2007 Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM is here! (And for a limited time, available for 10% off the regular price.)

In easy-to-use HTML format, this space-saving archive CD-ROM offers users the advantage of immediate access to the essential Linux resource: Linux Journal. The Archive CD-ROM contains every issue of more>>

The Volunteer Economy

How much are Yahoo's volunteers worth? And how much less will Yahoo be worth if Microsoft scares them away? That's the question that should be at the center of talk about Yahoo's value — both as an acquisition for Microsoft and as good company to work for with. more>>

Stephen Fry Loves Linux

Until today I only knew of Stephen Fry, wonderful British actor, but now I have learned of a completely new side to this man. As it turns out, he is also Stephen Fry, Linux enthusiast. Way to go, Stephen. more>>

Dell Drops AMD, Europe Takes On OOXML, and the RIAA Continues Being Itself

A bit of moving and shaking went on yesterday, though most of it was on the depressing side — James I was right when he said "No news is good news," or something vaguely like it. Still, it's best to know what's going on, so here we go. more>>

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Review: Battle for Wesnoth

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The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures. www.wesnoth.org more>>

And Now For Something...Really Rather Odd

The bizarre is all around us. There was a time — not too long ago — when science fiction was science fiction. These days, tales of the wild and wacky aren't so much literature as — the evening news. more>>

AO - L, eBay Bites the Bad, and the MPAA Pulls A Rabbit From a Hat

There's lots on the wire this morning, from AOL splitting in twain to the MPAA pulling magic tricks, so let's get right into it. And away we go! more>>

Who is the Best Candidate for the Open Source Community?

This is the question posed by Will Hurley of BMC. After chatting with him today about life, the upcoming elections, and the open source community in general, I decided that I am pretty curious about how to answer that question myself. more>>

Bringing Back Business as Usual

As we've noted with some disdain, the news has been captivated with the Big Money Buyout this week, as though the world is caught in some terrible rerun of Let's Make A Deal. The dealio continues unabated, but the good news is that at least some of the tech world has returned to normal. more>>

When The Government Comes A'Calling

Industry has been the biggest source of news this week, what with the never-ending brouhaha over Microsoft & Yahoo and all the other enterprise ups and downs. Industry isn't the only player, though, and this afternoon we're focusing on what happens when the government gets into the technoplay. more>>

Linus on the Empire; New Releases for GNOME and Ubuntu

In the first go round, Linux arch-developer Linus Torvalds used his appearance on the Linux Foundation's OpenVoices podcast to talk about why the Linux kernel would be sticking with the GPLv2. Now he's back again, sitting down with Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin to talk about Microsoft's patent bluster, how he's nonplussed about the work MS has done towards Linux interoperability, the importance of not scaring away potential kernel hackers, and quite a bit more. more>>

Campus Party, February 11-17, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil

After speaking at the Florida Linux Show on February 11th, I return ever-so-briefly to the New England area to re-pack my bags and head for Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend Campus Party (February 11th to 17th, 2008). more>>

Florida Linux Show - February 11th, 2008 - Jacksonville, Florida

February 11th, 2008 will see the Florida Linux Show (www.floridalinuxshow.com), a one-day event aimed at business people and systems administrators who are trying to learn about the latest in Free and Open Source trends. The event will be held at the University of North Florida, University Center at Jacksonville, and the admission charge is ten dollars. more>>

More Microsoft, Less Internet, and Open Source Too!

We had high hopes that after four days of non-stop punditry, the Microsoft-Yahoo bid might not be the only thing anyone was talking about. It seems it's still on the tip of everyone's tongue — and probably will be for quite a while — but a few other stories have managed to slip through. Here's what we've got. more>>

Yahoo's Openness Asset

What if Yahoo's main value isn't its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft? Does Microsoft understand that this same kind of openness plays a large role in Google's success as well? more>>

Renoise For Linux

On January 17 of this year the first beta release of Renoise 1.9.1 was announced. Along with new features and fixes for its Windows and OSX versions, this release includes the first version of Renoise for Linux. This is rather significant news: Renoise is a popular program, with an active community of developers and users in the Win/Mac music worlds, and a native Linux release has been a community priority. The wait is over, so let's see (and hear) what Renoise brings to the Linux audio software party. more>>

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