Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Britain's National Health Service appears to have used a project set up to create a Linux alternative for its employees' smartcards - and later, hopefully, a desktop alternative to Windows - to bargain with Microsoft and obtain an enterprise-wide desktop deal.

The Australian Labor Party has questioned whether the government has referred the problem of some NBN users being unable to obtain the maximum possible speeds currently available from retain service providers — 100/40Mbps — to the competition watchdog or not.

Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab is seeking a preliminary injunction in US federal court to try and prevent an order banning the use of its software in the US public service from taking effect.

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