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News Archive - August 2005 - News Post

Google, Zotob and Free Software

Tuesday 30th August 2005

Category: News

Google may be extremely dominant over here in the UK and US, but in China, Google's market share is slipping to Baidu.com, a more local rival.

Many of you should be pleased to hear that two men have been arrested in connection with Zotob, a worm that has caused damage in the last few weeks. Following on from that, it appears one of the men arrested has also been involved in several other viruses. One less virus writer must be a good thing, and hopefully it will deter other such coders.

Finally, with something a bit less downbeat, Newsforge has an article on various pieces of free software that can replace their rather more expensive, proprietary equivalents.


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