Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Mon, 2008-05-26 12:27 -- 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 give Microsoft the remote control --If you put Microsoft at the center of your home entertainment system, be prepared to hand them the remote control, literally. Read more...

  2. Eggs Thrown at Steve Ballmer (New Video) --Eggs thrown at Microsoft's CEO in Hungary in protest of Microsoft tax... I think. Read more...

  3. South Africa appeals against ISO's OOXML decision --South Africa has filed an official appeal against the ISO's fast-track decision to approve Microsoft's OOXML format as an international standard. Read more...

  4. Marble in KDE 4.1 will support OpenStreetMap --OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. Marble, a virtual desktop globe application and widget for KDE desktop, will support OpenStreetMap in KDE 4.1. Once you start Marble and select "OpenStreetMap" as a theme then Marble will directly start to download OpenStreetMap tiles from the OpenStreetMap server. Read more...

  5. Linux Kernel in Linux Operating System --Being a Keralite, where the high school students study the free software as part of curriculum, and taught to use the word GNU or GNU/Linux for Operating system and Linux for the kernel, and as I had given this link and this link to my friends many time(well, I know about the controversy too), it forces me to ask a silly question: Read more...

  6. French court orders Windows refund --ICI EN FRANCE, there has been a grande victoire for Vole-hunters, as the French consumer association, UFC-Que Choisir, has won a court case entitling consumers to return their pre-installed copies of Windows XP for a decent discount. Read more...

  7. South Africans don’t understand OSS - Microsoft --Despite having an open source strategy the South African government doesn't really understand how to benefit from OSS. This is according to Microsoft director of corporate standards, Jason Matusow." Stay tune for more FUD from Microsoft... Read more...

  8. GNU/Linux one, Microsoft nil --Another one chalked up for all the GNU/Linux operating systems out there. Proof once again that the community makes it what it is. You may be perplexed as to exactly what I am rambling on about, not more than six days ago an OpenSSH vulnerability was discovered in GNU/Linux operating systems derived from Debian, more specifically, Ubuntu. Not a matter to be taken light heartedly in the slightest: Read more...

  9. "Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts" - RMS speaks with Poornam Media --RMS: «If Microsoft says that ['era of open computing'], it appears to be an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophesy. If people believe it, they may make it come true. The way to deal with that is to refuse to let Microsoft lead you. Pay attention to your freedom instead of self-serving forecasts ... Read more...

  10. Seeing Linux clearly: Demystifying KDE and GNOME --Ok, you have to give some kudos to Windows: everyone knows what a window is. In the Linux world, KDE and GNOME aren’t quite as obvious. A gnome stands in your garden or inhabits the World of Warcraft, and KDE doesn’t even spell a word. The truth is they’re the two major window environments for Linux today; if you don’t like one type of UI you have another. Read more...

Thanks to can.axis, komrad, kodek, JRepin, pravi, akf, cpoliticas, xo3180, and chimera for these stories!

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