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Christmas Cheer

Submission + - Santa to relocate? (bbc.co.uk)

xarak writes: The kind of brains who are delocalising your IT job have done another study on a rather more fictional activity.
Neither Reindeers' nor Santas Helpers' work conditions have been taken into account...

From the article:

Santa Claus should leave the North Pole and relocate to Kyrgyzstan to optimise the delivery of Christmas presents, a Swedish engineering firm says. The Sweco consulting firm found Kyrgyzstan was the most logical base to avoid time-wasting detours. It took into account main population centres and the Earth's rotation. Santa would have 34 microseconds for each chimney stop, and his reindeer would have to travel at nearly 6,000km (3,700 miles) per second.

Announcements

Submission + - Lenovo to offer Linux on laptops (bbc.co.uk)

xarak writes: Lenovo (read IBM) is going the Dell way and offering a Linux desktop alternative. No news on cost or availability, but to the advocate, the fact that this is headlining BBC Tech News should be pretty welcome.
Windows

Submission + - Move to End Preinstalled Windows in France

xarak writes: French media are reporting that the main consumer protection agency, "UFC Que Choisir" are attacking PC vendors in an effort to force them to provide bare or alternative OS's for their hardware. They are taking HP and two shops to court. Article in French.

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