Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-08-03 13:12 -- 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. Theora Video Backend for Firefox Landed --"It was announced at the Firefox Plus summit today that Firefox will include native Theora and Vorbis support for the HTML 5 media elements. So and will support those codecs built into Firefox itself..." Read more...

  2. Users should Value Freedom 1 --I am writing a series of posts that address various myths and misconceptions about free software. In this first post, I address the misconception that users have no need for freedom 1 as they lack the capability to practise this freedom. Read more...

  3. Atheros makes friends with Linux --Linux overcame most of its former driver woes years ago except for one noticeable exception: Wi-Fi drivers. While many Wi-Fi cards and chipsets were Linux friendly, two major Wi-Fi chipset vendors, Atheros and Broadcom, kept their drivers proprietary. Now, things are changing. Atheros has released a true open-source driver for its latest 802.11n chipsets. Read more...

  4. Atheros releases free software wireless driver; no binary blobs --"Atheros Communications has announced the release of free software wireless drivers for ath9k. The ath9k driver requires no proprietary binary blobs and works on several chipsets and over a dozen wireless devices..." Read more...

  5. KDE 4.1 to officially support Malayalam --Interesting and inspiring story about how a localization community achieved official support in KDE 4.1 release by collaborative work with in a week time. Read more...

  6. MS's biggest blunder, uses Linux and Apache and PHP for its infrastructure to promote Windows Vista --MS's biggest blunder, uses Linux and Apache and PHP for its infrastructure to promote Windows Vista Read more...

  7. 100 Vim commands every programmer should know --Since the 70’s, Vi is one of the programmer’s best friend. Nevermind you’re new to Vi or not, here’s a big list of 100 useful commands, organized by topic, which will make your coder life better. Read more...

  8. More evidence of Microsoft "tying up" the Asus EeePC --The EeePC started as a niche product aimed at children. It was a huge hit, which surprised everybody - even Asus. Microsoft noticed it, and started putting pressure on Asus. While reading around, I came across this interview with Benson Lin, which proces once more that Microsoft is tying up Asus and effectively killing the GNU/Linux version of the EeePC. Read more...

  9. FSF works with Los Alamos Computers to provide free computers --Advice on free systems is almost non-existent. To fill this gap, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has been developing its own hardware list, and, as the next logical step, has been working with Los Alamos Computers (LAC) to develop a line of free (as in speech) computers pre-installed with GNU/Linux. Read more...

  10. Lenny frozen --"Hi, We just edited our hint files, so that all packages now need human review in order to go to testing. Hmm, that sounds too cryptic. Let's try again: Lenny is now frozen! Wheeeeeee!!! Thanks are due to everyone who has helped get us to this point [...] Now to explain what, exactly, we mean by 'freeze'..." Read more...

Thanks to can.axis, dave, GadgetGeek, santhosh, jbj, snotbutter, and kitin for these stories!

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