Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sun, 2008-07-20 03:51 -- 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. 10 things I’ve overheard about my Linux laptop while on public transportation --I’ve been taking the train to work for 4 years now. It’s a 45 minute rambling ride in which I usually either read a book, sleep, or grab my laptop loaded up with Ubuntu and get some stuff done. Over time, I’ve collected a few funny remarks I’ve either over heard, or that people have said directly to me. Here are the 10 best. Read more...

  2. An Open Letter to my HoD --Letter is a Request to allow avoiding usage of proprietary software in curriculum. To use Nasm instead of TASM, When syllabus does not say about TASM or any other software for that matter. In a college with its campus (internet) network is available only in GNU. Read more...

  3. Malware on GNU/Linux --GNU/Linux users should not have any false sense of security just based on the fact that viruses designed for exclusively for windows won't run on GNU/Linux. Here is a list of "Linux computer viruses" Read more...

  4. Offline Wikipedia for Linux --Did you know that it's possible to view the content of the biggest and most widely used online encyclopedia without the need for Internet connectivity? That's right, Wikipedia, with over 10 million articles in 253 languages can be viewed offline in your Linux box anytime, anywhere. Read more...

  5. FreeRunner first impressions --"OpenMoko's FreeRunner went on sale on July 3. I ordered early that day and my FreeRunner arrived today..." Read more...

  6. The ISO Document: Brazil's Appeal and ISO/IEC's Attachments 1 and 2 - as text --Thanks to Groklaw's Steve Martin, we have Brazil's appeal against the approval of OOXML as an ISO standard, as text. It begins on page 11 of the ISO document [PDF] Groklaw published Wednesday, the recommendation memo to the TMB to toss the four appeals in the garbage. The memo lists Alan Bryden, Secretary-General and CEO, ISO, and Aharon Amit, General Secretary and CEO, IEC, as the authors. Read more...

  7. Improve system performance by moving your log files to RAM --The Ramlog project lets you keep your system logs in RAM while your machine is running and copies them to disk when you shut down. If you are running a laptop or mobile device with syslog enabled, Ramlog might help you increase your battery life or the life of the flash drive on your mobile device. Read more...

  8. Environmental and social justice groups unite in support of free software --"... While these environmental consequences alone are sufficient reason for many to reject Vista, the disposable computer mentality is a symptom of a larger problem—one that should concern all social activists. That problem is the dependency of activists on software owned and exclusively controlled by entities that design their software in ways directly opposed to grassroots social change. Read more...

  9. Linux in schools: a teacher speaks --Catching them young is a popular slogan and one that yields dividends too, no matter whether one applies it to the adoption of software or the learning of a language. And with a small window seemingly open for Australia's FOSS community to push for the use of free and open source software in schools, the question arises - how does one go about making the first inroads? Read more...

  10. How do you get down off an elephant? --If you're convinced that you still need anti-virus in your new Linux installation, or you know somebody who thinks that way, this article is for you. Read more...

Thanks to mark, freedom.fighter1988, dave, peterk, can.axis, GiTS, LittleBabyCheeses, bridget, and 3rdalbum for these stories!

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