FSM Newsletter 8 October 2007

FSM Newsletter 8 October 2007


Sat, 2007-10-06 21:26 -- 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

Issue 20 has been released! It's brimming with fabulous and informative articles, don't delay... get in there and start reading!

Top ten Free Software Daily stories this week

  1. Free Software Magazine's Issue 20 is out - Free to read online and free to download. There's 19 new articles to peruse. Read more...

  2. Novell uses Microsoft FUD to market itself - For some time, we have not heard anything about the patent sellout which Novell inked with Microsoft 11 months ago. Read more...

  3. 5 Reasons your parents should use Linux - It’s no secret that tech-savvy computer users typically become the go-to guy for all technical help in their circles. Read more...

  4. Torvalds irate over Linux Smack - Linus Torvalds has launched a blistering attack on security programmers who object to adding the Smack application to the upcoming 2.6.24 Linux kernel. Read more...

  5. OpenOffice.org community conflict leads to fragmentation - In a blog entry posted yesterday, developer Kohei Yoshida expresses his frustration with Sun's excessively bureaucratic specification process and unwillingness to compromise and communicate with members of the community. Read more...

  6. FFII awards Microsoft "Best Campaigner against OOXML Standardization" prize - "we could never have done this by ourselves. By pushing so hard to get OOXML endorsed, even to the point of loading the standards boards in Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, and beyond, Microsoft showed to the world how poor their format is." Read more...

  7. HP: Linux ready for most applications - Linux is ready to take on a more serious role in enterprises, a senior Hewlett-Packard executive has said. Read more...

  8. Full speed ahead for Linux drivers - Noted Linux kernel and Novell developer Greg Kroah-Hartman will be devoting all his time to helping create Linux drivers. Read more...

  9. Open source entrepreneur turns his hobby into an Inc. 500 enterprise - iFAX, a commercial company that is built on open source fax server software HylaFAX, was recently included in Inc. Magazine's 2007 list of the top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Read more...

  10. Distinguishing Between Free Software and Freeware - I ran across a business website that refers to Amanda and Bacula as freeware. Read more...

Thanks to dave, C733tus, greengrass, snotbutter, can.axis, Jimbob, and dcparris for these stories!

Latest content

Extending Nautilus: rotating JPG images - How to customize the GNOME file manager with scripts. By Scott Carpenter. Read more...

Free software drivers: the unmatrix - Mitch Meyran's take on 3D cards. Read more...

Interview with Clement Lefebvre - This is the first in what Tony Mobily hopes will be a series of interviews with major GNU/Linux distribution lead developers. Read more...

Using PDFedit in Kubuntu - Laurie Langham learns to use PDFedit in Kubuntu. Read more...

SSH beyond the command line - File servers made easy with SSH. By Nathan Sanders. Read more...

The "alias" command - Alias: Speed Dial for your Shell. By Gary Richmond. Read more...

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