Supreme Court Declines Case Over Techs' Right To Search Your PC
Keep your 'private' data on an external hard drive and just leave the system drive for the OS + applications. Extra paranoid people can encrypt it to for good measure.
Windows Security and On-line Training Courses?
I know it doesn't help much with the current problem your having, but you might want to drop a line to the college in question and let them know about the existence of Moodle. An open source virtual learning environment. The school where I work use it both in school and at home after hours. By all accounts the teachers and kids love it (and works in Firefox too!).
Best FOSS Help Desk Software For Small Firms?
I work as a network manager in a school in the UK. We use a French Helpdesk system called GLPI. We also use OCS Inventory as recommended to populate the database with our hardware. Overall the solution has a few minor quirks, but if teachers can cope with it I don't understand why office drones can't!
Collateral Damage as UK Censors Internet Archive
I know for a fact (because my work ISP feed gets their feed of them) that JANET does not use the IWF blacklists.
This leads to the amusing situation where schools (who are clearly in a position to most 'benefit' from the IWF list) who use JANET or a JANET subsidiary for their Internet feed are not subject to the IWFs will.
Bureaucracy gone mad. :)
UK High Court Allows Software Patent Claims
I was under the assumption that software patents in the EU were not valid. Thus making any pro software patent verdict by the court in the UK invalid?