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News Archive - August 2005 - News Post

Linux, Copyrighting, RSS, Skype, Google Talk and MMORPGs

Thursday 25th August 2005

Category: News

Recently, there has been some noise made on the internet by the Linux trademark - an article on Newsforge attempts to clear up the confusion, including the words of Linux Torvalds himself. Another article on Newsforge discusses the pros and cons of the three major Linux word processors - namely, OpenOffice.org Writer, AbiWord and KWord. Personally, I use Abiword - I find it the easiest to simply get the job done with minimal fuss.

Meanwhile, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) have decided to tell the US Copyright Office that, unlike their initial proposal, people that don't use Internet Explorer and Netscape should still be able to register copyrights.

Keeping with the theme of the internet, many people still seem to be unaware of RSS, while Skype has opened up to developers. Speaking of Skype, Google Talk has just launched, providing both instant messaging and Voice Over IP. I say good luck to them - there's nothing wrong with some competition, so long as the result isn't a monopoly.

Finally, China has imposed some limits on the usage of some of the online games played in the country, such as World of Warcraft.


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