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FSF ‘free hardware’ free-for-all or standards stalemate?

It’s not often that I’m torn between two opposing views on a subject. I often edge in one direction eventually. Having read through the Free Software Foundation’s manifesto on freeing up hardware of proprietary tie-ins, there’s issues that emerge which aren’t easily dealt with, and as far as I can see, aren’t addressed by the […]

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Tech’ news in brief: Skype round-up

Skype Unveils 3.0 “The new features in Skype 3.0 for Windows are called Extras and Public Chats. Extras enables game playing and music recommendation through Last.fm. There will also be something called ‘mood messages,’ which will allow users to ‘explain how they are feeling and what they are doing with their friends and families, no […]

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Songbird: new music player on-song, if a little out of tune

Originally, this article was going to be a review of Songbird, the new music player. But then I had another look at it, and for all it’s might, fancy and potential, the poor thing just isn’t ready to take flight just yet. But I’ll tell you what .. oh my, does Songbird have potential! Anyway, […]

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Breathing easy outside of Redmond

What happens when a need for stringent yet invisible security turns from a need into a must? Better yet, what happens when the various developers see this as an opportunity for something truly new and Microsoft gets their first? Well, for those in the know, there is no Palladium anymore. But don’t even dare think […]