Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-01-13 04:25 -- 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. Don't Upgrade to Vista, UK Government Agency Tells Schools --A UK government agency has advised schools to avoid upgrading to Microsoft's Vista and Office 2007 software, saying that upgrade costs would not be offset by "appropriate benefit." It also recommends that open-source alternatives be explored. Read more...

  2. TAT&T and Other ISPs May Be Getting Ready to Filter --"The New York Times is reporting that NBC, Microsoft, AT&T, digital filtering companies, and other assorted spooks were all abuzz at the Consumer Electronics Show over the prospects for spying on and preventing -- oops, I mean "filtering" -- of Internet content at the network level, as demanded by the RIAA, MPAA, and, well, you know the drill." -- VIA Lauren Weinstein: Read more...

  3. You can support software freedom in 2008! --Dear free software supporter, At the 2007 annual Associate Members meeting held in March at MIT in Cambridge, the FSF board and staff gathered with members from around the world to discuss our activities and the tremendous successes we have had together in the past year. Read more...

  4. DRM Officially Dead: Last Major Label Sony BMG Plans to Finally Drop DRM --It's over. The last major label to hold out on selling DRM-free MP3s, Sony BMG, is "finalizing plans" to sell music not locked down with DRM. Read more...

  5. Countries adopting ODF (OpenDocument Format) Annual Report and Future Outlook --The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) is an organization of governments, academic institutions, associations and industry dedicated to educating policy makers, IT administrators and the public on the benefits and opportunities of ODF. Launched in March 2006, the ODF Alliance now has over 480 member organizations in 53 countries. Read more...

  6. Microsoft Keeps Its Enemy Closer (and Away from GNU/Linux) --"We occasionally discuss Microsoft’s very clear plan to ’steal’ free software projects from GNU/Linux and bring them over to Windows. The OSI ‘invasion’ was merely a first step. At the moment, Microsoft is trying to grab Apache..." Read more...

  7. Negroponte turns up the heat on Intel --Intel has denied claims made by One Laptop per Child that it broke a "non-disparagement" agreement and hit back at suggestions that it did not even contribute "a single line of code" to the project. Read more...

  8. Shuttle to release sub-$200 Linux box --One of the potentially biggest announcements at CES will probably go unnoticed by most, a Linux box from Shuttle. Get ready for a low priced machine from a big name, a first that I am aware of. Read more...

  9. Flipping the Linux switch: 5 tips every new Linux user should know --Linux is a powerful operating system, but chances are it's a very different operating system than any you've used before. The dizzying number of choices in distributions alone is enough to make your head spin, but it also means there's something out there that really suits your computing style. Read more...

  10. TOLPC's SimCity released as Micropolis --EA released SimCity under the GPL3, so it could be included in OLPC's XO. Read more...

Thanks to estherschindler, can.axis, asterisk, C733tus, bridget, bluecheese and ubodup for these stories!

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