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Another great anti-FUD from IBM. Wow. Go IBM!!

“The powers that be dismiss him as an eccentric, a freak”. Does this behaviour remind you of anyone? Oh yes, all the Winbreds on this site.

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A beautifully done anti-FUD by IBM. Captures the spirit of Linux and open source so well.

PS: Mohammed Ali endorses Linux. That’s right Winbreds. The man with the biggest fucking dick on the planet uses Linux. You can all kill yourselves now.

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A bit of an anti-FUD that explains how fucking prevalent this “hobbyist project” that gives Winbreds perpetual nightmares is.

Oh and also quite educational on how GNU/Linux is actually written.

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Nothing to do with your teeth.

Not even a paean to the lead female star of the Magic Roundabout.

Nope, it’s Pog and a rallying cry for the brave, the downtrodden, the honest horny-handed toilers …

The Flossies.

Somehow, I don’t see this one catching on outside a small section of rural Manitoba.

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Courtesy of the Pog Blog.

This one beggars belief. There is something seriously wrong with these people.

Hackers are masochists.

No they’re not. Masochists are masochists.

Almost by definition, hackers push hardware and software (and themselves) beyond breaking point to find out, once and for all, whether something is possible or not.

If you’re into circular definitions, then, yes, I suppose so.

Grinberg, obviously not a fan of excess bits, has successfully booted Linux with an ATmega1284p, 8-bit RISC microcontroller clocked at 24MHz and equipped with no less than 16KB of SRAM and 128KB of flash storage.

Assuming ...

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Not a FUD. Crosspost from Techbroil.com. Apparently a five year old exploit in samba was just fixed.

“ You know what beats “many eyes”? Paid eyes. Paid eyes that are looking at the code from 9 to 5 because that is their job. I don’t care if the code is open to the public or not, as long as someone’s paycheck is tied to looking at the code then I’m fine with it.”

Oh, the best bit from the zdnet article:
“Samba is also included on many UNIX-based devices like network printers, network storage, as well as ...

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Here are the important numbers. If you go beyond the almost comical fact that 98% of Flashback infections were of Macintoshes at its height, 0.06% of Flashback infected machines were Windows machines while 1% of them were running FreeBSD or Linux. If you paid close attention to those numbers in that last sentence, you may have noticed something curious — more FOSS or Linux computers were infected than Windows computers. Remember this as you go read Robert Pogson furiously try to rebut this article by Tony Bradley, which is a more restrained rebuttal than the one I penned to Katherine ...

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Funny how things change over the years, isn’t it? I found this as I was browsing around for Shuttleworth’s latest self-aggrandising predictions; it’s intended as a sort of appendix to “Dream Big,” below.

I’m not even sure I’d have posted it, but the comments are so toe-curlingly dreadful that it would be a shame not to do so.

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Dream big, dream bold. It’s what I always say. Well, it’s something someone said somewhere.

Mark Shuttlesworth dreams big. How big? Twenty million Ubuntu PCs big.

He wasn’t talking about 20-million new copies of Ubuntu being installed. That’s easy to believe.

No it’s not.

True, desktop Linux has only a fraction of the total desktop market, but there are certainly tens of millions of Linux users.

That’s why not. Two of those tens of millions would be a significant percentage of all Linux users.

Mind you, there are hundreds of millions of Mac OS ...

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“Hello, I’m Katherine Noyes, and I’ve heard you’ve may have been infected by Flashback. I’m so sorry about that, but I’m here to help. Have you tried Linux?”

Yes, the door-to-door charlatan is here.

Stocking up on security software is one approach to the problem, but a better one, I’d suggest, would be to consider switching to Linux instead.

I’d suggest switching to a typewriter or a telegraph. You’d be just as productive.

Both Microsoft and Apple rely at least in part on “security through obscurity,” and it’s increasingly clear that ...