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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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The IT department of the region has estimated about 40,000 computers that will be migrated to open source technologies, as part of this move. If the project proceeds as planned, it will be Europe’s second largest desktop migration project.

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Ubuntu Tries to Do Away with Menus, Enter Heads Up Display, or HUD

Heads Up Display, or HUD is a new way of interacting with applications, where you do not go through multiple menu hierarchies to reach a menu item. Instead, you simply type it and HUD will search it for you, in live.

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Facebook Finalizes Timeline, Rolling Out to All Facebook Users Now

Timeline was also released on 15 December as an opt-in feature, where you had to enable Timeline for your account by yourself. This time though, Timeline will be the default view on your profile.

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Judge Robert Blackburn ordered a woman to decrypt the hard-drive of her laptop no later than 21st of this month, or face contempt of court charges. This is a critical matter, as decisions in many similar cases have been affected because of the protections provided by the Fifth Amendment.

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It is a well-known fact that after the downfall of their usual communication channels, Anonymous has started posting on the Pastebin website. This particular paste on Pastebin announces the FTC hack, along with a dump of the hacked data.

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The series will start airing in March, and has ten episodes initially, planned for weekly release. This series will urge people to rethink the way the world is working currently, and what needs to be done to save it from a collapse.

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At Carnegie Mellon University, Google Sky Maps will be developed as a series of student projects. This will give students something to boast of, as well as ensure development of this stagnant product.

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Reddit and Y Combinator Want to Take the Censorship Battle to the Entertainment Industry

If this anti-censorship opposition grows weak anytime, a censorship bill will be passed without doubt. Finally, Reddit and Y Combinator have decided that it is time to stop fighting the small battles and address the root cause.

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The founder of Megaupload Kim Dotcom, along with three others was arrested at New Zealand, on request by US authorities. Megaupload was one of the 18 domains owned by Kim Dotcom and his company, and all of them were seized following raids on their three datacenters.

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The enterprise sector is the playground of Linux, and its adoption has been on a constant rise in this sector. Recently, the Linux Foundation has revealed some trends, gathered from a survey conducted among enterprise users.

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There are over 250 participants in this transition, majority of them being large website operators. Big brands like Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AT&T and Comcast are joining the transition to IPv6, on June 6 this year.

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Kerala has made a new record in IT savings with over $10 million saved using FOSS in educational institutes. Clearly, there is a vast scope for saving IT expenses, and the Indian government should take this matter seriously.

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The Linux kernel will have over 15 million lines of code by its next stable release. Is this normal? Should we be worried?

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Both tech-giants and First Amendment advocates went all out against SOPA, and brought it down. In the midst of this, GoDaddy lost thousands of domains, Comcast issued a network upgrade rendering DNS blocking ineffective and Kaspersky withdrew support for SOPA.

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Ireland Gives Up On Electronic Voting Machines, Plans to Dispose of Existing Ones

The Irish government spent nearly 50 million euro, buying 7000 electronic voting machines over the last decade. However, soon after testing them in 2002, it withdrew them due to security concerns.

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