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Comment Re:20 years seems excessive (Score 1) 73

Google should receive a more-lenient settlement than 20 years.

You must be joking / shilling!

From the summary: 'The 20-year settlement bars Google from misrepresenting how it handles user information and requires the company to follow policies that protect consumer data in new products.' .

You might also want to RTFA: http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/googles-privacy-practices-to-be-monitored-for-the-next-20-years.php

They're talking specifically about 'misrepresenting' user information and 'protect[ing] consumer data' ... by one of the most powerful companies on the planet FFS!

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Submission + - Why Linux is a desktop flop (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: It's free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows. So, why hasn't Linux on the desktop taken off? When it comes to desktop Linux, the cost savings turn out to be problematic, there are management issues, and compatibility remains an issue. ""We get a lot more questions about switching to Macs than switching to Linux at this point, even though Macs are more expensive," one Gartner analyst says.

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