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Entry level articles for Free Software Magazine

Mon, 2006-01-09 02:11 -- admin

Do you want to write for Free Software Magazine?

At Free Software Magazine, we are always looking for new authors and wenow pay for articles (in books) thanks to our sponsors!

At the moment, we are looking for user-orientated articles. Specifically, we are looking for entry level articles on Linux and major GNU/Linux distros like “Ubuntu”.

The articles will need to be very easy to follow. Something your mother would understand without too much effort (even if she doesn’t work as a software engineer for IBM...).

“Free software” unsafe!

I mean Microsoft Internet Explorer, of course.

Scanit, an internet security company, has reported that in browser vulnerability tests, Microsoft's Internet Explorer was unsafe 358 days out of 365. On the other hand, the Mozilla family of browsers together were left exposed for only 56 days out of the year. The company monitors known vulnerabilities and security patch availability, and reports the number of days each browser is exposed to risk. Read the report for more...

Win a copy of “Write Portable Code”

Mon, 2005-12-19 14:08 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Write Portable Code by Brian Hook.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Answer this question:

Is the following statement TRUE or FALSE? Free Software Magazine benefits when you click on the links we display to Amazon products, and you make a purchase.

3) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and your answer to .

Win a copy of “Deploying OpenLDAP”

Mon, 2005-12-12 03:56 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Deploying OpenLDAP by Tom Jackiewicz.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Answer this question:

What is the name of one of FSM’s sponsors?

3) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and your answer to .

Entries open on the 12th of December 2005 and close on the 16th of December 2005.

GOOD LUCK!

Free Software Magazine—Call For Papers!

Thu, 2005-12-15 04:13 -- admin

In just under a year, Free Software Magazine has become one of the most prominent voices in the free software world.

The hard work is definitely paying off. The most important publishers in the computer world are sponsoring our magazine, and all of the major news sites keep a watchful eye on us. We have thousands of subscribers who receive our weekly newsletter, with dozens of new people signing up every day.

Win a copy of “Open Sources 2.0 The Continuing Evolution”

Mon, 2005-12-05 11:04 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Open Sources 2.0 The Continuing Evolution.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Answer this question:

Which Free Software Magazine interview was your favourite and in 25-50 words why?

3) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and your answer to .

Win a copy of “Moving to Linux”

Mon, 2005-11-28 09:54 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Moving to Linux_ by Marcel Gagne_.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Answer this question:

What ad is on page 23 of the full colour, high res version of issue 9 of FSM?

3) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and your answer to .

Entries open on the 28th of November 2005 and close on the 2nd of December 2005.

Issue 9 is out!

Mon, 2005-11-28 07:07 -- admin

Free Software Magazine is proud to announce the release of another fantastic issue.

In Issue 9 of Free Software Magazine Saqib Ali gives the public a lesson in Private Key management and David Horton shows us ways to attract volunteers for free software projects. John Locke also gives us an intro to RSS news feeds, and much, much more.

Enjoy!

And... spread the word about Free Software Magazine. Digg this story!

Where is fsdaily?

Sun, 2005-11-27 09:59 -- admin

You may have noticed that fsdaily.com is redirected to www.freesoftwaremagazine.com.

Why?

The answer is simple: at the moment, we don't have the resources to run it.

On one hand, I am talking about hardware resources: we spent quite a while configuring the site using Slash (which is great for creating communities). However, Slash itself used a lot of CPU and RAM—and we simply couldn't afford it.

Free Software Magazine now pays for articles—sort of!

Thu, 2005-11-24 00:27 -- admin

Apress, O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall, No Starch Press sponsor Free Software Magazine by donating books to FSM to pay contributors with.

The title says it all: four major publishers put their money where their mouth is, and have agreed to sponsor Free Software Magazine.

Their commitment is to donate one book (max $100) for each article that gets published in Free Software Magazine (excluding book reviews and articles less than 1000 words in length).

Win a copy of “Producing Open Source Software”

Tue, 2005-11-22 08:28 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Producing Open Source Software_ by Karl Fogel_.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) read our terms and conditions

2) Click on the OpenHosting link in the latest newsletter

3) Complete the following sentence:

“OpenHosting is a next-generation hosting provider. It is aiming to c----- t-- w-- h------ e--------- a- w- k--- i-.”

4) Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the completed sentence to

Win a copy of “A Practical Guide to Linux”

Mon, 2005-11-14 05:21 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of A Practical Guide to Linux. Commands, Editors and Shell Programming_ by Mark G. Sobell_.

All you need to do to enter is read our terms and conditions and answer this simple question:

Question: How may news items did fsdaily.com release on Saturday the 12th of November?

Send your subscriber name (the email address you use to login), full name and the answer to .

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