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Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write

http://www.h-online.com

Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. The H's associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered that the Microsoft subsidiary does in fact make use of this privilege in practice. Shortly after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, those URLs receive an unannounced visit from Microsoft HQ in Redmond.

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Avoid being locked in as Microsoft turns off Windows Messenger

http://fsfe.org

On April 8, Microsoft will discontinue its Windows Messenger service. All current users will be switched to Skype. The Free Software Foundation Europe advises former users of Windows Messenger to take this as an opportunity to embrace Open Standards such as Jabber (XMPP) instead of switching to Skype.

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One more reason to not use Skype for Linux

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

If you belong to that group, that is, if any of the core principles of free software does not come into play in your decision to use or not use a software, the latest news about Skype should make you think twice about using it.

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No, You Won't See Me on Facebook, Google Plus, nor Skype

http://ebb.org

Bradley M. Kuhn writes about the temptations of such proprietary web service social networks and about peer pressure. Even many people who are considered free software advocates use them. But that is digging ground from under our collective feet. Just say no.

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Two new projects can help free software replace Skype

http://www.fsf.org

GNU Free Call and WebRTC are both building frameworks that stand to make Skype obsolete. Skype has been in the news a lot lately: Microsoft agreed to buy the company, their network has gone down twice recently, and they're threatening to take unspecified action against developers who try to write free software to make calls on their system.

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Microsoft Skype

http://www.fsf.org

People who focus on minor issues are greatly exercized about the purchase of Skype by Microsoft. How will this affect the success of Skype's spyware, they ask? Was it good strategy for one or the other? Did Microsoft pay too much? How does this affect the possible success of this or that other company?

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GNU Free Call: an Open Source Skype Alternative

http://www.pcworld.com

GNU Free Call will offer a service that's both secure and usable on all platforms, much the way closed-source Skype is, its developers say.

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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.10

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.1 Spring With GNOME

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.1 Spring desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 13 i686 (GNOME)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 13 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 12 i686 (GNOME)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 12 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.10

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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