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[News] The Telegraph on Free Open Source Software

  • Subject: [News] The Telegraph on Free Open Source Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 23:18:06 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Creative thinking [with Free Open Source Software]

,----[ Quote ]
| Freeware and shareware has its dark side though and there are some rogue 
| programs around, especially among the many utilities that purport to keep PCs 
| healthy. Some report false positives or deliberately infect a PC in an 
| attempt to frighten users into paying for expensive (and often useless) 
| repair programs. Fortunately, they are mostly confined to this relatively 
| small area and easily avoided by not installing pirated software, clicking on 
| website pop-ups and keeping your PC's defences up to date.      



The wow starts now? Two hours, two computers and £150 later...

,----[ Quote ]
| "You need a new laptop," said Thariq. "Vista is what we call
| resource intensive."
| My friend in New York had some bad news as well. He'd bought the
| same Vista pack for $160. I'd paid almost double. Other
| exclamations than wow came to mind.
| Some believe Vista will be the last great operating system because
| in future people will download functions from the internet. In the
| meantime, though, it is bound to succeed. But there's no need to
| junk a perfectly good computer just to have it. For most, the wow
| can wait for now.


Telegraph floored by DDoS attack

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| Cyber-attacks have been much in the news of late. Last week,
| Russian and European leaders held a summit in the aftermath of a
| three-week cycle of denial of service attacks targeting the
| Baltic countries' internet infrastructure.


Estonia suspects Kremlin in Web attacks

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| He said more than 1 million computers worldwide have been used in
| recent weeks to attack Estonian government and business Web sites
| since a dispute arose with Moscow over Estonia's moving of a
| Soviet-era war memorial from downtown Tallinn.


Botnet 'pandemic' threatens to strangle the net

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| Cerf estimated that between 100 million and 150 million of the
|                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| 600 million PCs on the internet are under the control of hackers,
|                                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| the BBC reports.


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