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[News] [Rival] Book on Microsoft Offences and Crime: "Geeks Bearing Gifts"

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Book on Microsoft Offences and Crime: "Geeks Bearing Gifts"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:08:23 +0000
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Book Review: Geeks Bearing Gifts

,----[ Quote ]
| Chapter 10 was a well-written summary on 
| the Free Software and Open Source movements 
| and the rise of GNU/Linux. It highlights 
| Richard Stallmanâs founding of the Free 
| Software movement and laments that the term 
| âLinuxâ is used to refer to the whole 
| GNU/Linux operating system. A somewhat 
| balanced view of the difference of opinion 
| between the Open Source and Free Software 
| movements is provided. The GNU GPL (General 
| Public License) is called viral and 
| draconian, but soon after, Nelson points 
| out that âopen sourceâ has created various 
| âshadings, alternatives, and complexitiesâ.


Microsoft settlement nets Iowa schools $60 million

,----[ Quote ]
| Representatives from Iowa school districts 
| are currently strategizing how to best 
| utilize their shares of the more than $60 
| million they stand to receive from the 
| settlement of a lawsuit against Microsoft 
| Corp. The money is a portion of a $180 
| million settlement of the lawsuit, which 
| alleged that Microsoft overcharged Iowa 
| consumers and businesses for computer 
| products.


The Hacker Fair: Where Job-Hunting Developers Get A Chance Show Off Their Skills

,----[ Quote ]
| It will be attended by some of Silicon 
| Valley's most well known companies, 
| including Yahoo, Microsoft, Mozilla, Yelp, 
| and plenty more. Microsoft is even 
| sponsoring breakfast. 



Gutsy Geeks take Linux to the airwaves

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux has its own radio show in Phoenix. Hosted by "the distro dorks
| themselves," and syndicated nationally, the "Gutsy Geeks" show aims to
| promote and teach Linux to newcomers while also providing tips to
| intermediate-level Linux users.

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