Category Archives: open source

OLPC XO-2 hardware will be open source

The second generation One Laptop Per Child computer, the XO-2, will use open source hardware, so that anyone will be able to make copies of it. Accroding to Nicolas Negroponte: One important thing about the XO-2 is that we’re going … Continue reading

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A broadband tax for the UK?

Further to my previous post suggesting that the UK isn’t going to institute a “3 strikes” law, there is speculation that the government might instead introduce a broadband tax, where ISPs’ customers will pay and the money going to the … Continue reading

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Britain’s war on civil liberties will harm online businesses

The British government, acting out of a mixture of malice and incompetence, is proceding with several measures to curb civil liberties, which could also have the effect of seriouesly harming UK-based online industries. Mike Butcher at Techcrunch reports: From March … Continue reading

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Are we nearing the tipping point for Microsoft?

Glyn Moody thinks we may be close to the point where many customers stop using Microsoft’s products altogether: As someone who has been following Microsoft for over 25 years, I remain staggered by the completeness of the Vista fiasco. Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Ubuntu on netbooks and phones

Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) are partnering with ARM to put Ubuntu on netbooks and smartphones: Mobile phone chip designer Arm has announced an alliance with the makers of the Ubuntu open source software. The deal will produce a version … Continue reading

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