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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

vbraga writes “The German government has confirmed that the German Foreign Office is to switch back to Windows desktop systems. The Foreign Office started migrating its servers to Linux in 2001 and since 2005 has also used open source software such as Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice on its desktop systems. The government’s response to the SPD’s question states that, although open source has demonstrated its worth, particularly on servers, the (more…)

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  • New German Government ID Hacked By CCC

    wiedzmin writes “Public broadcaster ARD’s show ‘Plusminus’ teamed up with the known hacker organization ‘Chaos Computer Club’ (CCC) to find out how secure the controversial new radio-frequency (RFID) chips were. The report shows how they used the basic new home scanners that will go along with the cards (for use with home computers to process the personal data for official government business) to demonstrate that scammers would have few problems extracting (more…)

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  • Vettel pips Alonso to German pole

    Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will start on pole at his home Grand Prix in Germany after edging out Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in qualifying.

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  • A US infer has granted factional asylum to a subdivision who said they fled Germany to keep harrying in support of current in learning their children. Uwe Romeike and his helpmate, Hannelore, moved to Tennessee after German authorities fined them seeking keeping their children unserviceable of alma mater and sent control to cortege them to classes. Mike Connelly, attorney in the direction of the Shelter Dogma Permissible Shield Affiliation, argued (more…)

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  • Etienne Steward writes “Turns distant that while a some fortunes can be made with Apple, Steve Demeter made most of his funds around buying Palm (of all companies) at $1.76 and selling at $12. Ostensibly, there aren’t as scads iPhone App millionaires as we would with to be feel. From the article: ‘In scarcely a dozen interviews conducted by means of NEWSWEEK, Apple consultants and programmers jettison the conception that the App Believe in is a beget (more…)

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  • whoever57 writes “In feedback to the philosophy shooting in Walk in which 16 people were killed, the German Control plans to proscribe all games in which players fill at each other with pellets. The principle because of this is that ‘paintball trivializes barbarity and risks lowering the outset in requital for committing injurious acts.’ Fines could be up to 5,000 euros.”

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