Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sat, 2008-01-05 04:36 -- 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. GPLv3 - The Year in Review --The Year in Review Report is intended to give you a summary of what has happened to the GPLv3 over the past 6 months, and review some of our highlights for the year. Read more...

  2. 2008: The Year that MS Loses the Notebook Wars? --Face it, now that the dam has broken with the OLPC, the EEE PC and now the prospect of Everex’s Cloudbook coming out in January at CES, Microsoft is really feeling the heat from Linux in this market. It also doesn’t help that people have reacted to Microsoft’s UMPC hardware offering with either loathing, disbelief ($1100 for THAT?!) or just plain ignored it. [Read more...](http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/2008_The_Year_that_MS_Loses_the_Notebook_Wars

  3. 3 down, 1 to go: Warner Music Group drops DRM --Warner Music has bent beneath the force of the anti-DRM winds sweeping the globe. The label will now offer its complete catalog, DRM-free, through Amazon's new MP3 store. Read more...

  4. Why are people still installing Windows on the EEE PC? --If it’s easy to learn and easy to use, how come people are still installing Windows on the EEE PC? Read more...

  5. Happy Public Domain Day! --via digitalcitizen => Public Domain Day challenges: what effect does copyright power have on us socially? Read more...

  6. Has GNOME finally killed off KDE in the Ubuntu interface wars? --Things are not looking good for KDE, following the news that KDE will not be getting long term support (LTS) whereas GNOME will according to Canonical. Read more...

  7. Ogg Theora+Vorbis as default for <video> scuttled in HTML5 spec. Who benefits? --"...'Ogg' is a wrapper that ties together 'Theora' encoded video and 'Vorbis' encoded sound. Together, Ogg Theora+Vorbis give users a way to see movies on your computer. Ogg Vorbis+Theora are not known to be encumbered by any patents (the only applicable patent on Theora’s predecessor, called 'VP3', was licensed for everyone to use in any way they want). Ogg Theora+Vorbis are implementable on nearly all modern computers. There is free software (zero-cost and freely to sharable and modifiable) to make and play Ogg Vorbis+Theora movies. Ogg Vorbis+Theora are a great basis for interoperability and a fine choice to recommend in any standard that uses multimedia files precisely because everyone can use Ogg Theora+Vorbis..." Read more...

  8. Universities Worldwide Offer Free Open Courseware --Boston, MA (AHN) - More than 100 universities worldwide - including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Notre Dame - have joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a consortium of schools promoting open courseware. Read more...

  9. Liberating Macbook Pro --I’ve always wanted to install Ubuntu on my Mac. So I decided to give myself little christmas present and finally get it done. Here’s my experiences with running Linux on Intel Mac. Read more...

  10. Richard Stallman: High School Misfit, Symbol of Free Software, MacArthur-Certified Genius, BY MICHAEL GROSS, Interviewed in 1999 --"Richard Stallman was reading computer books before he'd ever seen a computer. When the Sixties Revolution was running out of steam, he was liberating MIT computers from behind locked doors and helping set off the next great Boomer movement. Though he disdained hippies and radicals in his youth, today, as the leader of the Free Software Movement, he's a long-haired rebel coder-writer with a cause, and an idealistic thorn in the side of the cyber world's killer-app capitalists..." Read more...

Thanks to peacemaker, switchpin, C733tus, sendar, can.axis, greengrass, sharkswithlazers, and bluecheese for these stories!

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