FSM Newsletter 10 September 2007

FSM Newsletter 10 September 2007


Sun, 2007-09-09 21:42 -- admin

Hello everybody, and welcome once again to the fortnightly newsletter of Free Software Magazine: keeping you well informed about the realm of free software... AND the top 10 FSDaily announcements for this week! Happy reading!

General announcements

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Top ten Free Software Daily stories this week

  1. ISO confirms negative voting on Open XML - It is final! ISO confirms the voting on Open XML. No open standard yet for Microsoft. Read more...

  2. ISO Will Announce on Tuesday that OOXML Approval has Failed - With the polls now closed and the early results in (some public, some not)... Read more...

  3. FSFE To Launch Free Software in Education Program for Teachers - A milestone for education on Free Software and Open Standards has been reached. Read more...

  4. Libregamewiki - The Free Software Game Wiki - The Libregamewiki is a new encyclopedia-wiki for free software games. Read more...

  5. ODF vs. OOXML: Microsoft Has Mastered the Art of Unfair Play - There is no doubt that the stakes in the Open Document Format (ODF) vs. Open XML standardization process are high. Read more...

  6. WGA - chained to the oar of a sinking ship (cartoon) - A funny cartoon about the WGA servers going down and causing XP and Vista users to be treated as pirates. Read more...

  7. The Linux Vault, "The Linux Wikipedia" - The Linux Vault is a new wiki project founded with the mission of creating a centralized GNU/Linux information website. Read more...

  8. AMD opens up to Linux with ATI - AMD just announced that its upcoming Catalyst 7.9 drivers for Linux will not only finally provide support to HD 2000 series on the OS, but it is also claimed to host the most significant series of enhancements ever for Linux users. Read more...

  9. Linux Goes Native in Bhutan - Bhutan has come up with an operating system called the "Dzongkha Debain Linux," an updated version of the Dzongka Linux developed in June 2006. Read more...

  10. Conky: highly configurable system monitor for X - Conky is one of my favorite applications for all of my Linux distros. Read more...

Thanks to Kletskous, can.axis, tony, kiba, greengrass, knithx, waleed.saud, and extra for these stories!

Latest content

Stretching your instant messaging wings with Pidgin - How to connect to virtually any instant messenger network using Pidgin. By Andrew Min. Read more...

How to take screenshots with Scrot - Screenshots. Where would the internet be without them? By Gary Richmond. Read more...

No budget learning with free software - The Guus Kieft School. By Alan Berg. Read more...

Something rotten in the State of Sweden - This entire OOXML campaign stinks! By Laurie Langham. Read more...

Delve deep into drives - I recently read a doctorate's thesis on file system robustness by Vijayan Prabhakaran from the University of Wisconsin. By Mitch Meyran. Read more...

SPIP: Content management for publishers and writers - A powerful tool to manage online publications. By Dmitri Popov. Read more...

No news, but no snooze - Two things piqued my interest recently. By Steven Goodwin. Read more...

Tips and Tricks - This is a collection of tips&tricks written by Gary Richmond and Andrew Min. Read more...

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