Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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No offence
by BeamishBoy on Thu 9th Dec 2010 15:17 UTC
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2010-10-27

but that's the strangest, most rambling piece I've ever read on OSnews. I've read it twice now and still can't work out what the overarching point is meant to be.

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RE: No offence
by Kroc on Thu 9th Dec 2010 15:18 in reply to "No offence"
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2005-11-10

No, nor I actually. I have too much on my mind, will probably remove this and try again.

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RE[2]: No offence
by Sauron on Fri 10th Dec 2010 15:26 in reply to "RE: No offence"
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2005-08-02

Actually, it was quite a enjoyable read. Everything you said about mega-corporations, governments etc. is correct. They all want complete control of information and therefore us, as they can then control what we say, do and think. It is an issue that effects us all no matter which corner of the planet you live in and as such it is an issue not only "worthy" of reporting on, but "demands" it.
As you say, things like this not only effect the political arena but it also spills out all over everything that your average consumer will use including computer software, hardware and the use of the internet. I see no harm in reporting on these issues through OSnews or anywhere else. As already said, it is an issue that effects us all.

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RE[2]: No offence
by BiPolar on Fri 10th Dec 2010 17:32 in reply to "RE: No offence"
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2007-07-06

I enjoyed it. Nice one.

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RE[2]: No offence
by umccullough on Fri 10th Dec 2010 17:56 in reply to "RE: No offence"
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2006-01-26

will probably remove this and try again.


Wouldn't that be censoring your own content! I'm gonna torrent this out to everyone ASAP if you do that ;)

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RE: No offence
by richard on Mon 13th Dec 2010 12:05 in reply to "No offence"
richard Member since:
2006-08-30

I disagree with this criticism entirely. I think it's one of the best pieces I've read on here in ages.

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RE[2]: No offence
by BeamishBoy on Mon 13th Dec 2010 21:39 in reply to "RE: No offence"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

If you'd bothered to look at the dates of my post, Kroc's reply, and the date on the article, you might have realised that I was referring to an earlier version that was pulled for revision.

The new version is much clearer than the initial one.

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