Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-07-06 13:40 -- 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. It's not the Gates, it's the bars --To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers. Read more...

  2. Richard Stallman receiving the Linus Torvalds Award 1999 (Youtube) --This was amusing and odd. The presenter mistakenly gives the award to the "Free Software Association". The donation was modest but the cardboard check was huge. Upon receiving the award, Stallman said "Giving the Linus Torvalds Award to the Free Software Foundation is sort of like giving the Han Solo Award to the Rebel Fleet." Read more...

  3. Stallman on Gates, and Free Software --Free Software Foundation chairman and all around computer freedom guru Richard Stallman has written an article for the BBC entitled ‘It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars’ Read more...

  4. Don’t confuse bad Linux support for bad Linux --Anti-Linux evangelists try to level many claims against the free open source operating system Linux. Arguments against the base cost (nothing!) or about the turnaround time to repair security exploits don’t work. But there is one item in the anti-Linux arsenal which often hits hard: lack of support. Here's why it makes good Linux techies groan when they see it. Read more...

  5. GNU IceCat 3.0 --"Hello, I just uploaded a first version of GNUzilla Icecat 3 based on the new Firefox 3 source. You can find the source code and GNU/Linux-i386 binaries here: ..." Read more...

  6. Chrooting into a Linux environment --chrooting is a very important skill that any *nix administrator must know. It's essentially what allows one to repair an existing Linux environment by entering it from another environment. The process is actually relatively simple, and useful for doing tasks such as reinstalling GRUB, repairing a broken kernel, resetting the root password, etc. Read more...

  7. Support for 100+ webcams in Linux 2.6.27 (USB Video Class Driver) --According to a thread on the Linux uvcvideo driver mailing list if everything goes well we will see it included in the 2.6.27 kernel! Read more...

  8. The Six Kinds of Anti-FOSS Trolls --Since I wrote about the seven kinds of anti-Linux FUD pundits, it occurred to me that plain old forum and blog-comment trolls could be classified, too. Read more...

  9. Conkeror in the Debian NEW queue --"I already mentioned a few times in the blog that I’m working on a Debian package of the Conkeror web browser. And now, after a lot of fine-tuning (and I still further new ideas how to improve the package ;-) Conkeror is finally in the NEW queue and hopefully will hit unstable in a few days..." Read more...

  10. Big Buck Bunny builds a better Blender --Big Buck Bunny is the colorful product of the Peach open movie project: an animated short released online and on DVD. But in addition to the 'toon itself, Peach has produced an altogether different yield: improvements to the Blender 3-D modeling application. Read more...

Thanks to Quadduc, Balzac, l0g1c0l, sharkswithlazers, can.axis, serdar, greengrass, missgeek, and GTAGod for these stories!

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