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  • US Connectivity: Where's the Wideband? (Jul 31, 2008, 20:30)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: " In Japan, 85 percent of households have access to fiber and 100 Mb/s service costs about a fourth the price Americans pay for 8 Mb/s service. In fact, the US ranks 14th among other countries with broadband access when it comes to available speeds."

  • Sam Ramji, the Man Who Wants to Politely Steal from GNU/Linux (Jul 31, 2008, 19:30)
    Boycott Novell: "Gavin Clarke is at it again. He does yet another Ramji/Microsoft glorification piece."

  • H D Moore has NOT been owned (Jul 31, 2008, 18:30)
    Netstat -vat: "The story is not true - at least according to H D Moore who claims he was misquoted by the journalist in question."

  • Can Apple Break Through China's Great Wall of Counterfeits? (Jul 31, 2008, 18:00)
    LinuxInsider: "To say that Apple takes intellectual property theft seriously is a little like saying iPods are somewhat popular; the company is willing to take young bloggers to court for leaking news about future products."

  • Interview: Red Hat's new CEO (Jul 31, 2008, 17:00)
    ZDNet: ""The clouds will all run Linux," Whitehurst said in an interview."

  • Open Source vs. Proprietary Intranet Software, Part 1 (Jul 31, 2008, 14:00)
    Intranet Journal: "At first glance it might seem like a no-brainer: Get your intranet software and its source code for free or pay big bucks for proprietary, closed source software. But deciding to adopt either open source or proprietary software must go beyond the issue of money."

  • Blizzard Asks Judge to Forbid Open Source (Jul 31, 2008, 12:00)
    OStatic: "Now that I've got your attention, don't worry too much: Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the popular World of Warcraft online game, isn't trying to shut down open source software entirely. But in a recent legal filing (reported by the Virtually Blind weblog), they are asking a judge to take an unusual move: prohibiting a developer from releasing a particular bit of code as open source."