Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Tue, 2008-05-13 06:58 -- admin

You get the best free software news at FSDaily... because YOU decide what's important. Here are the top 10 FSDaily stories from the last week as voted by the members. Don't like 'em? Think something's missing? Want to know more? Head to FSDaily and get voting!

Top 10 stories:

  1. gpl vs. skype back in court --"tomorrow the high district court of munich will hear skype argue against the validity of the gpl." Read more...

  2. 13 useful Ubuntu tips & tricks --1. Play youtube videos directly in Totem Movie Player (Hardy): Read more...

  3. Running Only on Open-Source Software --Open-source software has found increasing acceptance within IT for infrastructure application - but many may still wonder, 'Is it possible to run a company almost entirely with open-source offerings?' Read more...

  4. New Richard Stallman Video in Manchester --The newly formed Manchester Free software Group hosted Richard Stallman in Manchester or the first of May. Talking on the subject of Free Software in ethics and practice", RMS drew a crowd of more than 300 people to the event, run in association with the BCS and IET. Read more...

  5. Richard Stallman: Free Software in Ethics and Practice --"In 1984, Richard Stallman founded a social movement known as the free software movement. The free software movement fights for the ability to control our computers as a cooperative community (as opposed to being under the rule of software proprietors where users have only as much control over their computers as the proprietor allows). Read more...

  6. VIA Gives 16,434 Lines Of OSS Code --Back at the Linux Foundation Austin Summit, VIA had announced plans to develop a new open-source initiative in a similar fashion what AMD has been doing. However, in the weeks following that they haven't done much for the open-source community. Read more...

  7. The 25 Year Old BSD Bug --"A few days ago, Marc Balmer, OpenBSD developer, received an email from an OpenBSD user. [...] Despite his initial reaction, he decided to dig deeper into this case, and he uncovered a bug that had been sitting in the code of all BSDs (including Mac OS X), including a lot of old releases. He confirmed the bug was already in 4.2BSD, released in August of 1983." Read more...

  8. Gzip, Bzip2 and Lzma compared --There has recently been a discussion about GNU switching from bzip2 to lzma for their distributed tarballs. They still offer gzip tarballs as an alternative. However, Gentoo has been preferring the bzip2 tarballs mostly due to the improved pack ratio of bzip2. Unfortunately, the software for lzma is not (yet) as mature as some would like. Read more...

  9. Ballnux on HP Laptops: Fail --When Hewlett-Packard first announced that it had made SLED 10 its choice for a low-cost laptops, we were not very surprised because of the solidarity there is between Microsoft and H-P (Dell raises some doubts too). Read more...

  10. Debian GNU/Linux SuiteTelecentro: millions of users for the digital society every year --The Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux SuiteTelecentro benefits more than 4 millions users every year.

The Brazilian Debian GNU / Linux SuiteTelecentro is a custom solution which is currently being deployed in the Digital Inclusion Program of Banco do Brasil. SuiteTelecentro is used in approximately 2000 telecentres and computer rooms. Read more...

Thanks to cpoliticas, hotice, switchpin, timmydobson, can.axis, GadgetGeek, serdar, komrad, and andremachado for these stories!

Category: 
Tagging: 

Author information

admin's picture