FSM Newsletter 5 November 2007

FSM Newsletter 5 November 2007


Mon, 2007-11-05 22:40 -- admin

Hello readers, and welcome once again to Free Software Magazine's fortnightly newsletter, keeping you up to date with all things free software... AND the top 10 FSDaily announcements for this week! Enjoy!

Top ten Free Software Daily stories this week

  1. Linux kernel drivers - This is a list of hardware that does not have support on Linux and needs Linux kernel drivers written for them. Read more...

  2. U.S.-Microsoft antitrust deal to get temporary extension - Microsoft, state prosecutors, and the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said a federal judge needs more time to weigh whether Redmond should be subjected to a lengthier period of antitrust policing. Read more...

  3. Itty-bitty, teeny-weeny Linux PCs - Analysis -- [at] LinuxDevices, we're always looking at small, embedded-Linux systems. While reviewing Freespire recently on a Mini koobox, an Apple Mini-sized system, I began to wonder, Just how small do full-featured, Linux-powered PCs come? Read more...

  4. Nigerian education selects Intel-powered Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux - Mandriva today announced that the Nigerian government has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running on Mandriva Linux for educational use in nationwide pilot in Nigeria. Mandriva is working with Intel Corporation and Technology Support Center Ltd. to provide 17,000 Intel-powered classmate PCs. Read more...

  5. ODF format group retreats from ODF - The group set up to push the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) is abandoning its support of that file format. Read more...

  6. German Foreign Office comes out in favor of Open Document Format - "At the first international workshop of users of the Open Document Format (ODF) in Berlin to which the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic had invited about 150 users and political observers..." Read more...

  7. Free Software as a Social Innovation - "...Free Software Foundation Europe and M6-IT would like to invite you to a one day event at The Hub in London on the 2nd of November..." Read more...

  8. Uruguay buys first '$100 laptops' - The first official order for the so-called "$100 laptop" has been placed by the government of Uruguay. Read more...

  9. Giant firewall runs Linux - Crossbeam Systems has started shipping a massive chassis-style, "unified threat management" (UTM) system based on an open Linux OS. The X-Series UTM server runs the company's Linux-based "XOS" OS, and targets highly scalable firewalls and other security applications for large data centers and service providers. Read more...

  10. Free Culture House - "Last month, Jimmy Wales and I announced a new project for iCommons called the ‘Free Culture House’ project." Read more...

Thanks to mads, peacemaker, extra, AdamW, C733tus, can.axis and leo for these stories!

Latest content

Beginners guide to database administration tools - MySQL, Ubuntu and a drop of PHP and Perl. By Alan Berg. Read more...

GPLv3, bug fixes, and complexity - I got thinking about licence complexity. At the conference, people had two types of questions (a) Why didn't GPLv3 additionally solve X problem? and (b) Why is it so long? By Ciaran O’Riordan. Read more...

Creating a book template with Writer - A nifty Writer template for your next book. By Dmitri Popov. Read more...

How to fix broken Firefox extensions - Sooner or later, upgrading Firefox is going to break one or more of your killer extensions. By Gary Richmond. Read more...

Latest content continued

Create a simple application with Hecl - Introducing Hecl, a mobile phone scripting language. By David Welton. Read more...

Virtualization in OpenSolaris - Virtualization techniques in OpenSolaris. By Rami Rosen. Read more...

How to spring-clean an Apt-based distro - For Apt-based versions of GNU/Linux, users have at their disposable a number of tools and utilities to give a system a brisk spring clean. By Gary Richmond. Read more...

Kopete: the KDE instant messenger - How to connect to virtually any instant messenger network using Kopete. By Andrew Min. Read more...

Latest book reviews released

**Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection by Niels Provos and Thorsten Holz** Learning the latest types of honeypots, reviewed by Alan Berg. Read more...

**Practical Ruby for System Administration by André Ben Hamou** Let's get the job done! Reviewed by Alan Berg. Read more...

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