Linux Distro’s, FOSS and the advocates behind them – Some food for thought?

Since 2008 when OpenBytes was created as a platform to highlight the benefits of GNU/Linux and FOSS itself, little did I know that even though I've always kept a foot in the door for the new user (and certainly not gone down the "all or nothing" route some advocates have taken) I too was guilty... Continue Reading →

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Ubuntu, Dash and Amazon – Great news?

I've been reading with interest the issues raised by some over the recent news that Dash search results in Ubuntu 12.10 are to include searches with Amazon.  As with any new announcement (and in particular with a big name distro such as Ubuntu) feelings are strong.  "It's the end of the world", "Canonical have shot... Continue Reading →

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 60 – 22/09/11 – “Microsoft mischief, Patents, Statusnet and more!”

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux) (Notes taken from TechRights) We start today’s show by discussing Linux/dual-boot systems being hampered by Microsoft’s plans. We talk about other GNU/Linux matters and then play “Lagrimas e vodka” by Sylvia... Continue Reading →

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