Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-03-02 09:03 -- 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. Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits --Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX® command line efficiency -- and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up. Read more...

  2. Sign the petition to stop copyright extension in EU --After their successful counter to software patents, the EFF is organizing another movement to stop copyright extension in the EU. Read more...

  3. Dr. Richard Stallman: the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement --"...The Free Software Foundation Europe, and the Royal Institute of Technology organized a lecture with Dr. Richard Stallman. Mainly the session was about the free software movement and the GNU/Linux operating system. Richard Stallman spoke about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide..." Read more...

  4. Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload --Preload is an "adaptive readahead daemon" that runs in the background of your system and observes what programs you use most often, caching them in order to speed up application load time. By using Preload, you can put unused RAM to good work, and improve the overall performance of your desktop system. Best of all, it's easy to install and use! Read more...

  5. Why the OOXML Vote Still Matters: A Proposal to Recognize the Need for “Civil ICT Standards” --As I write this entry, hundreds of people from around the world are converging on Geneva, Switzerland. 120 will meet behind closed doors to hold the final collaborative discussions that will determine whether OOXML will become an ISO/IEC standard. When their work is complete, not everyone will be pleased with the changes agreed upon, but all will acknowledge that the specification that eventually emerges will be much improved from the version that was originally submitted to Ecma two years ago. Read more...

  6. Trick and tips: a summary --This month's collection of tips&tricks from FSM: Read more...

  7. Open source gains business credibility --The use of open source is on the rise in the corporate IT environment as organisations look to cut the cost of developing and using software. Read more...

  8. Best linux programs – Newbie guide --I`m going to list this out in the same order as my programs menu in xfce. I use my my computer mainly for business but also for some general web/multimedia stuff too. Read more...

  9. Top 100 of the Best (Useful) OpenSource Applications --The following is a list of about 100 of the best OpenSource Applications, that actually help make Linux more usable for people. It is my hope that this list shows potential Linux users that there really is a large, effective, productive and usable range of free, OpenSource applications. For existing Linux users (like myself), I think this will provide a great resource in finding applications that may better suit your needs, or just for fun! Needless to say, this is just some of the thousands of applications available! I develop web sites, so this list tends to focus on applications which support that type of work./Top_100_of_the_Best_Useful_OpenSource_Applications)

  10. End Software Patents --Every company is in the software business, which means that every company has software liability. We estimate $11.4 billion a year is spent on software patent litigation (see our resources for economists page), and not just by Microsoft and IBM—The Green Bay Packers, Kraft Foods, and Ford Motor are facing software patent infringement lawsuits for their use of the standard software necessary for running a modern business. Read more...

Thanks to vlovindia, db0, can.axis, nemilar, bridget, dave, switchpin, and chimera for these stories!

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Hi,

Let's all test :-D

Merc.

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