Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-08-17 08:29 -- 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. Linux Myths: Busted! --One of the main reasons that most people are afraid to try Linux is because they have this preconceived notion about linux being too hard to use and difficult to maintain; or that they have to do something drastically differ ant and there is a steep learning curve to using linux... here is an attemp to dispel some of the myths surrounding Linux. Read more...

  2. Marble provides basic engine for free Google Earth replacement --The Free Software Foundation can cross off another item on its high priority list of applications that free software needs in order to compete. Version 0.6 of Marble, which ships with KDE 4.1, may not rival Google Earth just yet, but the underlying engine has the potential to do so in future versions. Read more...

  3. Videocast: Richard Stallman in New Zealand --"Richard Stallman's tour of New Zealand has covered issues of copyright and the free software movement. He is fervently against restrictions on sharing, saying such restrictions are an attack on society. In this must-hear speech on copyright, Stallman introduces the foundation principles of the Free Software movement and then discusses the origins, uses and abuses of the laws of copyright..." Read more...

  4. Richard Stallman lives and works by his principles --I'm not above engaging in a little shameless name-dropping, especially when I know the dropped name will spark a reaction. So while chatting with attendees at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco last week, I made no secret of the fact that I had interviewed Richard Stallman a few days earlier. I marveled at the awe and admiration on the faces of many of my listeners. Read more...

  5. Richard Stallman and how easily we have traded away our freedom to share. --"...I much admired the way in which complex ideas were simplified and framed in historical, legal, economic, political and societal contexts to maximise the connections made [...] Whilst Stallman calls for “sharing” , in New Zealand schools we identify “relating to others” and “participating and contributing” as worthy. Read more...

  6. Torvalds: Fed up with the 'security circus' --Creator of the Linux kernel explains why he finds security people to be so anathema. Read more...

  7. Why our mission is to teach them to value Software Freedoms --Rick, you miss one point: free software is about freedom, not price. Hackers insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient... My mission today is to teach you to value these freedoms... Please, try to learn this philosophy. Free Software is a movement that one day you will rejoin ;) Freedom is worth a sacrifice - (RMS). Read more...

  8. “Say No To Software Patents” Campaign in Bangalore --"The Free Software User’s Group, Bangalore is co-ordinating a campaign to 'Say No To Software Patents' in India ..." Read more...

  9. Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX on microkernels vs. monolithic kernels --A microkernel is much better engineered and is more modular and easier to understand. Monolithic kernels are still too big and unreliable. My metric is the TV set. The system should run for 10 years with a total of zero failures for 99.9% of the users... Read more...

  10. The dark side of the EU --The evil aspect of the EU is revealed by a plan to merge surveillance with the US... Read more...

Thanks to switchpin, KDEmon, can.axis, trombonechamp, and lozz for these stories!

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