Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Sponsored Linux ad Hijacked by MS?

Filed under
Microsoft

It would appear so. Helios of Lobby4Linux.com found a link this morning during a google search that shows a Linux website that is actually a link to microsoft.com. Some may think this is not "news", however we at L4L think it is. When are they going to redirect your paid ad to MS? And who exactly are "they". Lobby4Linux has begun an investigation into how this happened and who made it so. Why bother?

Because Linux and the people who use Linux deserve better.

This ad may be pulled so you can see a vidcap shot of the link and the clicked results at http://members.cox.net/bsm2005/informationweek-microsoft.mpeg.zip

The actual link is here.

Look for the sponsored link on the right that says "linux articles" Under it, it will read "informationweek.com"

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=linux+articles+wanted

More in Tux Machines

Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format

We often wish to share electronic documents with friends, colleagues, business or government, and the software application we use to prepare these documents will save them in a particular format. Any application that later loads the document will also need to be able to understand this format. If an organisation can control the format, and convince people to use it, then they can use this as a very powerful tool to create a monopoly in the market. Read more

Tails 1.1.1 is out

The next Tails release is scheduled for October 14. Have a look to our roadmap to see where we are heading to. Read more

Healthdirect Australia sees value in open source for security solution

Commonwealth and state/territory government funded public company, Healthdirect Australia, has used open source software to build an identity and access management (IAM) solution. The IAM solution allows users to have one identity across all of its websites and applications. For example, users can sign in using their Facebook, LinkedIn or Gmail account. Read more

Ubuntu Installer Bug Can Delete Your Hard Drive and All Other OSes

The Ubuntu installation procedure is governed by a piece of software called Ubiquity and it's one of the most intuitive and easy-to-use installers on the Linux platform. Unfortunately, users have been confronting with a bug that could wipe their entire hard-driver without any kind of announcement. Read more