Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Sat, 2007-07-21 19:59 -- admin

It was a BIG week, folks. A lot going on, a lot of quality stories coming to FSDaily. Here are the top 10 FSDaily stories from the last week as voted by the members. Want to get informed? Head to FSDaily and get voting!

Top 10 stories:

Misleading InformationWeek GPLv3 article— LINUS CALLS GPLv3 "A FINE CHOICE" - is a title that InformationWeek could have used for their article. It would have been very selective quoting, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for InformationWeek. Nor does pretending that old emails are new emails, or misrepresenting people... read more...

Are there inconvenient truths about Linux?— A recent blog post entitled Confessions of a Linux Fan has provoked some discussion in the Linux community. In it, the author lists 10 things (10 seems to be the preferred number of these kinds of posts) that new Linux users should be aware of. Though the author claims to be a Linux enthusiast, the 10 observations are actually just re-wordings of many of the classic arguments against using Linux. read more...

OOXML does not buy its way in Italy— lso in Italy we are discussing if the Office Open XML format (the XML format which replicates the working of MS Office 2007) is to be approved as an ISO standard (ISO/IEC DIS 29500), with a "fast track" procedure. For several reasons this would seem unacceptable. Many are indeed the unanswered questions on the standard. read more...

Windows Guy Tries Ubuntu 7.04— I’m Live Blogging my first attempt at the newest version of Ubuntu , version 7.04. Let me get this out of the way first - I am a hard-core Windows fan. read more...

Fighting OOXML— The normally boring world of international standards has turned into a bloody fist fight between the most brutal monopolist of modern times, and the Community...Microsoft is trying to do to ISO what Borat wanted to do to Pamela read more...

OOXML Fails to Gain Approval in US— On Friday July 13th, INCITS V1 met via teleconference for 3 hours but failed to reach a 2/3 consensus necessary to recommend an "Approval, with comments" position on Microsoft "Office Open XML" (OOXML) document specification. read more...

Announcing Miro— "...As always, we are a non-profit organization and we build this software because we think there’s a chance to bring television online in a way that’s more open and accessible than ever. Companies are battling desperately to control video, monopolize users, and build proprietary distribution system... read more...

Will Vista cause a switch to Macs, Linux?— The cost of upgrading to Windows Vista is forcing more organizations to evaluate alternatives including Apple Macs and Linux for the desktop. read more...

Microsoft Strikes GPLv3 Software From Linspire Patent Deal— Microsoft says software that's licensed under GPLv3 isn't covered by the patent protection deal it recently signed with desktop Linux distributor Linspire. read more...

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Thanks to mark, Jimbob, peacemaker, snotbutter, mercr, the_site_god and can.axis for these stories!

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