Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Mon, 2008-03-17 14:11 -- 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. First Gnash beta released --Free software Flash replacement, Gnash, has just released a beta version. Gnash, for those not in the know, is a GPL-licensed SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror. Read more...

  2. GNU Compiler Collection 4.3: greater precision and improved performance --"The GCC team has released Version 4.3.0 of its GNU Compiler Collection. [...] The C++ standard library (libstdc++) has been given new classes for parallel data processing [...] The developers have also incorporated parts of the future ISO C++ standard..." Read more...

  3. Create Games the Easy Way with Pygame --Pygame is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language. Read more...

  4. Kerala State Electricity Board banishes proprietary software platform --Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan inaugurated a new billing software,named ORUMA, based purely on Free Software developed by the KSEB(Kerala State Electricity Board) itself in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.The KSEB will save Rs.9.5 crore on licence fee and software upgrading because of the shift to free software, the release added. Read more...

  5. Users praise Firefox 3.0's speeds --Firefox 3.0 Beta 4 users are reporting that Mozilla's new browser is dramatically faster than its predecessor – as well as faster than the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. Read more...

  6. Pimp your Amarok: 13 Scripts You Should Know About --Amarok is a very intuitive and user friendly music player, it makes playing music on your PC even more fun. It has tons of options that would put any other player to shame. Right out of the box it can fetch lyrics, album covers from Amazon, and artist bios from Wikipedia! Read more...

  7. OOXML: Standards for accepting standards --After the Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) failed to resolve the differences around Microsoft's proposed OOXML standard, what happens next? Read more...

  8. iPhone, You Phone, OpenMoko! --With all the hype surrounding the iPhone, it's time to consider what this little wonder can really do as a replacement for your portable computer. Read more...

  9. Creative Commons Releases Free Content/Software with LiveContent DVD --The Creative Commons released LiveContent 2.0 a Free Live DVD. We checked it out and wanted to give you an overview of what it’s all about. Basically, it’s a Fedora Live DVD with free and open source content, that comes loaded with Creative Commons’ (CC) licensed material and all you favorite FOSS programs. Read more...

  10. Twinkle: My favorite SIP program --I’ve been looking for an SIP program for a long time. Linphone, OpenWengo, and Gizmo all failed to work with my Logitech AK5370 USB microphone (ah, the joys of drivers!). Eventually, after about half a dozen programs, I gave up. Then, out of the blue came Twinkle, a Qt-based VoIP phone. Read more...

Thanks to vlovindia, can.axis, extra, suresh, electronichouse, serdar, bridget, asterisk, Rubuntu, and tony for these stories!

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