Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2007-12-09 03:37 -- 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:

Welcome to the new and improved FSDaily—We have just finished the cross-over from our old site which ran on Pligg to our new site which runs on Drupal + some of our own custom modules. Read more...

Ubuntu - a Linux distribution for everyone— I’ve been fiddling with Linux for a decade now. And, frankly, back then it was a total bear to get it working - you had to really, really, want to. read more...

First OLPC deployment: now it’s real.—This week, Uruguay became the first-ever real, non-pilot deployment site of OLPC XO laptops. And I was there to hand out the first one. Read more...

Sun fires a GPL3 warning shot—SUN IS NOW talking details about xVM, it's new family of VM related management products. There are some previews now, with more meaty bits to follow soon...xVM Ops Center is free to download, it is GPL'd of course. Read more...

GNU: Why Copyleft?—"...In the GNU Project we usually recommend people use copyleft licenses like GNU GPL, rather than permissive non-copyleft free software licenses. We don't argue harshly against the non-copyleft licenses—in fact, we occasionally recommend them in special circumstances—but the advocates of those licenses show a pattern of arguing harshly against the GPL..." Read more...

Why I Will Recommend Linux To Family This Year—I read a recent post called “Why I Won’t Be Recommending Linux to Family this Holiday Season.” The funny part is, the real reason…he doesn’t want to take the heat for telling them to use Linux and have something go wrong! Wimp! Read more...

One Laptop Per Child orders surge—Despite slower-than-expected sales and tough competition from commercial rivals, the One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge is enjoying a surge of new orders. [Read more...](http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/One_Laptop_Per_Child_orders_surge">read more...)

Firefox, Software of the Year 2007 by PC Pro in the UK—"I am sure this means a lot to the Mozilla community at large. It does to me, at least! I'm hoping this will help us increase our market share in the UK, which is half of what is is on average in the rest of Europe..." Read more...

Ray Niro Offers $5,000 Bounty For Information On My Identity—I have never had a bounty on my head before (see also blog post here). And I can't imagine why Ray Niro would pay $5,000 to find out who I am. I emailed him to find out (from the corner internet cafe, heh). He didn't respond. Ray: if you up it to $50,000, can I collect the reward? Read more...

The Importance of the 'Completely Libre' Distributions—"The appearance in the past year of so-called "completely libre" distributions such as gNewSense and Gobuntu, especially against the backdrop of existing distributions, like BLAG, Dyne:bolic, Ututo and others, might seem to point to an increased interest in software freedom. Read more...

Thanks to dave, C733tus, bluecheese, serdar, can.axis, leo, and bridget for these stories!

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