Category Archives: Big Brother

How To Install Google Desktop On Ubuntu

I know this isn’t particularly new, but seeing some news this morning about potentially more Google Apps coming to the Linux Desktop I thought I’d throw this together. How to install Google Apps on your Ubuntu Desktop. Currently the list of applications within the Google repository is Google Desktop and Picasa.  We could be seeing… Read More »

eBay supports Net Neutrality – please support!

Dear eBay user, As you know, I almost never reach out to you personally with a request to get involved in a debate in the U.S. Congress. However, today I feel I must. Right now, the telephone and cable companies in control of Internet access are trying to use their enormous political muscle to dramatically… Read More »

Explorer Destroyer

I was recently referred to a site that I instantly knew I had to share with everyone else. It’s name: Explorer Destroyer. It’s mission: Kill Bill’s Browser. I’d encourage everyone to implement this on their sites. Hey Gabe, use this on the Utah Open Source Planet instead of just causing that weird error message. Make… Read More »

Verizon treads into the realm of The Prince

Verizon treads into the realm of The Prince by ZDNet‘s Mitch Ratcliffe — Verizon’s changed its customer agreement with wording that could limit or ban class action law suits by customers. You have to act to opt out. From the article: NationalAccess and BroadbandAccess data sessions may be used with wireless devices for the following… Read More »

A load of C.R.A.P.

I came across two great videos hosted over at ZDNet about DRM and the ‘real’ explanation of what it does. ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind suggests that CRAP or Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection, is a catchier phrase than DRM – Digital Rights Management. Why does he think this technology is crap? Once you’ve bought… Read More »

Bill Gates demands Open Source in research

Bill Gates demands open source by ZDNet‘s Dana Blankenhorn — “We have to change the way we work,” is the way Nick Hellman, the interim director of HIV projects at the Foundation, put it. Bill Gates is demanding that AIDS researchers share or open source their results if they’re to get some of the $287… Read More »

Microsoft: We won’t be evil, either

Microsoft: We won’t be evil, either by ZDNet‘s Ed Burnette — Microsoft has outlined a new corporate philosophy of competition that could be summed up in these familiar words: “Don’t be evil”. While speaking at the New America Foundation luncheon, Brad Smith, the general counsel of Microsoft outlined the “Windows Principles”: Twelve tenets that will… Read More »