A year of living ‘open source’ and the 2012 Furby
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 9:12a.m.
In this week’s tech news we meet the Kiwi spending a year living “open source”, look at a strain of cannabis which scientists claim is better for your health and have a first look at a futuristic “furby”.
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14/07/2012 9:44:57 a.m.
@DAVID I use only open source/free software daily, and I have no problems. Encrypted DVDs are a social problem, since it is illegal to reproduce them with free software. Mp3 is a patent issue, there is free software which reproduce it very well but most of distros advice you that managing mp3 files is problematic because of this. Trisquel even doesn't advice you.But at any case, the reason of using free software is ethical and social, not having the best software available. If you are not using free software, you are not controling you computation, you have not the right to know what your computer is doing and you have not the right to improve that.
13/07/2012 3:17:35 p.m.
Meh, I've used an awful lot of open source software products, and they're mostly rubbish. The closed source equivalents are much better. Linux? No out of the box support for encrypted DVDs or Mp3s! Which means converting thousands of songs to OGG format. No thanks. And don't get me started on Android. Buggy, overrated geek toy. Apple iOS works so much better and it does almost everything most consumers who don't wear knitwear and live with their mothers want it to do.
12/07/2012 7:37:09 p.m.
Sam Muirhead wrote:
More info on the Year of Open Source can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/yearofopensource
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