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[vox] Re: [roselug] Biased internet browsers on local TV stations?
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[vox] Re: [roselug] Biased internet browsers on local TV stations?

Good idea.  More specifically, I suggest offering to install
Linux (dual-booting with Windows) on as many machines as they
want.  Make sure it has the latest KDE (makes a good impression
for folks already used to Windows).

Also very important would be some followup visits, to make sure
they are comfortable with using it.

I would be willing to participate in an effort like this.  The
more general goal is to increase awareness of Linux in the
mainstream media.

-- Rod

Craig Lamparter - LinuxCOE said:
> Is anyone here connected to local news stations (KCRA,KTXL,KQCA,etc)?
> It's come to my attention that showing any bias in a newscast or report is a
> professional no-no in the news industry.  Nearly every evening a local news station
> has an "on-line" story where they display some website in a browser during the
> segment.  If you're like me, the first thing you look for is the browser icon in the
> upper right, or possible the window manager decorations -- invariably they're the
> Microsoft(R) Windows(TM) logo, and "Microsoft Internet Explorer" proudly displayed
> for millions to see.
> For a technical/internet report, this demonstrates bias imho.
> What's the viability of our organization(s) contacting these stations to let them
> know that we could/would personally install a free, open, and more importantly
> "unbiased" web browser on the sytems they use in their newscasts?  Perhaps we could
> contact these stations with screenshots of popular Linux browsers - Galeon and
> Konqueror come to mind.  We could even modify the browser icon to display the "KTXL
> Fox 40" logo!
> Lastly, we might exclude KCRA, which is an NBC affiliate which already has a clearly
> established bias with Microsoft (MSNBC).  We could let  other stations now that KCRA
> would not receive such a benefit, and that competing stations would have an advantage
> in this regard.
> Thoughts?  It might be fun to checkout a news station in any event :).
> -craig
> --
> ============================================================================ Craig
> Lamparter
> Program Manager / Architect
> Hewlett Packard Company
> craiger@hemna.rose.hp.com

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