[News] Fon Offers Wi-Fi in "Linus" Mode (Gratis), Government Tries to Stop Sharing

[News] Fon Offers Wi-Fi in "Linus" Mode (Gratis), Government Tries to Stop Sharing

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:07:39


Steal This Wi-Fi

,----[ Quote ]
| A company called Fon has an interesting approach to this problem. Fon
| wireless access points have two wireless networks: a secure one for you, and
| an open one for everyone else. You can configure your open network in
| either "Bill" or "Linus" mode: In the former, people pay you to use your
| network, and you have to pay to use any other Fon wireless network. In Linus
| mode, anyone can use your network, and you can use any other Fon wireless
| network for free. It's a really clever idea.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Fon employees moved to Ubuntu Linux by the way (links at the bottom).

AT&T mulls copyright censorship at the network level

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| Of course, AT&T has already shown its commitment to its customers by helping
| the NSA conduct wholesale warrantless wiretapping on the entire nation --
| adding a censorious, expensive, and useless piece of spyware to its network
| operations is entirely in keeping with its behavior.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Swedish MPs call for legalized file-sharing

,----[ Quote ]
| Seven Swedish Members of Parliament from the Moderate Party have written a
| stirring call for the legalization of file-sharing...
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Related:

FON is Dropping Microsoft, Adopting Ubuntu

,----[ Quote ]
| As of today Fon will disengage from Microsoft and adopt Linux in the
| Ubuntu form as our operating system of choice.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Adios Microsoft!

,----[ Quote ]
| Ubuntu imported most of my pictures, music, and documents from Windows.
| There were some oddly named folders it missed. This was not problem as
| I was able to easily retrieve them when the setup was complete. I
| haven't reinstalled everything I normally use but all the major
| applications "just worked" after upgrading. I know this sounds
| like an adverti *** t for Ubuntu, I guess it is. I'll continue
| using it and report back on my progress.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Change!

,----[ Quote ]
| It had a pirated copy of XP Professional on it so I formatted the
| drive. Then I thought I'd give Ubuntu another try. Well I loaded it
| up and quite honestly I still don't see what all the fuss is about it.
| So I installed PCLinuxOS which runs quite well. But I was poking around a
| few sites and downloaded SUSE 10.2 and installed that instead. Wow! What
| a difference and I have to say so far this is the best version of Linux
| that I've used yet though PCLinuxOS is close behind.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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