Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!

Top 10 Free Software Daily stories this week!


Mon, 2008-04-28 02:40 -- 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. Open Source ERP Grows Up --ERP has been a kind of final frontier for open source software. But now more IT leaders at midsize and smaller businesses are saying yes to open source software for ERP systems that pump the very heart of the business. Read more...

  2. Sun wants to free up the rest of Java, have it ship with Linux --Sun says it is looking to open source a few remaining Java components so it can ship unencumbered with Linux, and hopefully encourage more Linux developers to use Java. Read more...

  3. Alex Brown Admits "Microsoft Office 2007 Fails OOXML Conformance Tests" --This takes the cake. Alex Brown has just admitted on his Griffin Brown blog and further to ZDNET UK's Peter Judge that Microsoft Office 2007 has failed two OOXML conformance tests he ran. First ZDNET: Read more...

  4. South Africa adopts ODF as a national standard --The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) on Friday approved the Open Document Format (ODF) as an official national South African standard. The adoption of ODF by South Africa opens the way for the businesses and government to adopt ODF more widely in their processes. ODF is already an international standard, approved by the International Standards Organisation, or ISO. Read more...

  5. Bill Gates Ridicules the GPL While Novell Mops Up with Software Patents --There is no substantial news here other than development of discussions, which seem to spread fairly fast from one blog to another blog and soon onto the press. To repeat criticisms from yesterday about Novell’s announcement on China [1, 2], Novell and Microsoft keep spreading software patents to all parts of the world (never mind the legality), using SUSE Linux (Ballnux). Read more...

  6. Green PCs: CPU frequency scaling in Linux --Electricity bills got higher again? Does your computer waste too many power cycles? Or perpahs you just don’t feel green enough? In any case, this article is for you! You’ll learn how to save energy and CPU cycles with your Linux box, no matter how old it is. Read more...

  7. 20 Little Known Ways to Use Wikipedia --"Wikipedia is without a doubt, one of World Wide Web’s wonders. I myself used Wikipedia to search information on many things, from education to entertainment. There are many cool things that you can learn from the vast amount of information inside Wikipedia. Thus in this post, I have listed down 20 little known ways and tools to use Wikipedia..." Read more...

  8. How Microsoft and Novell Make GNU/Linux More Expensive to Purchase Than Windows --Novell’s recent news about China [1, 2, 3] is pretty significant because this shows what tricks Microsoft and Novell hope to make more widespread and prevalent around the world, not just in Asia. It’s a symbolic start that illustrates just why Novell has become dangerous to GNU/Linux adoption (contrary to common belief). Read more...

  9. Geneva Schools will Switch to Linux and Open Source Software --About 70,000 students and their 7,000 teachers in the Geneva school district will gradually be moving to Open Source. The decision to move to Open Source was taken by the Geneva Public School District in March 2006. Eventually all teachers will be supplied with laptops running Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Read more...

  10. Open-source films attack Hollywood --The Star Wreck Studios team, based in Tampere, Finland, has built a virtual studio for Iron Sky and an open-source platform that gives anybody the chance to make a film at no cost. They have recruited American Stephen Lee as managing director, and the chairman of the board is John Buckman, mostly known as the founder of Magnatune, a record label he created in Berkeley, Calif., in 2003. Read more...

Thanks to estherschindler, ilamont, bogdanbiv, mark, komrad, extra, can.axis, JRepin, and giantrobot for these stories!

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