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FSM Newsletter 24 September 2007
Hello readers, and welcome once again to Free Software Magazine's fortnightly newsletter, keeping you up to date with all things free software... AND the top 10 FSDaily announcements for this week! Enjoy!
Top ten Free Software Daily stories this week
1. *The Canadian Labour Congress Switches to OpenOffice - Saves Almost $60,000!* - The Canadian Labour Congress has chosen to use OpenOffice.org from now on as their suite of business applications. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Governments/The_Canadian_Labour_Congress_Switches_to_OpenOffice_Saves_almost_60_000/ )
2. *Free Software Education Mandatory in Indian State* - The Director of Public Instruction (DPI) has issued orders making free software education compulsory. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Free_Software_Education_Mandatory_in_Indian_State/ )
3. *Just Peachy: Free Software, Free Movies* - Apparently Iâ€™ve been living under a rock, because I only recently found out about the Blender projectâ€™s new free and open source short movie... Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/EndUser/Just_peachy_free_software_free_movies/ )
4. *The Most Irritating Question in the World* - I thought I'd post about the Most. Irritating. Question. Ever: "OMG! Like, how are Open Source developers gonna get paid???" Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Business/The_Most_Irritating_Question_in_the_World/ )
5. *GNOME 2.20 Released* - The improvements in GNOME 2.20 include: Improved support for right-to-left languages; desktop search integrated into the file chooser dialog... Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/EndUser/GNOME_2-20_Released/ )
6. *Desktop Linux? Stick a Fork in It!* - With the not-so-recent departure of Con Kolivas from the Linux kernel development community is it time to fork the kernel? Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Desktop_Linux_Stick_a_Fork_in_It/ )
7. *Cuba is preparing to quit Windows and avoid Microsoft* - Itâ€™s a measure aimed at breaking the dependence on programs that are under the control of US owners and also anticipating any claims by the patentâ€™s owners for the use of this system in Cuba. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Governments/Cuba_is_preparing_to_quit_Windows_and_avoid_Microsoft/ )
8. *EU court upholds Microsoft anti-trust decision* - An EU court ruling on Monday dismissed Microsoft's appeal against the 2004 ruling which found the company had abused its dominant market position to score over rivals. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Industry/EU_court_upholds_Microsoft_anti-trust_decision/ )
9. *Don't fork Linux because of Linus* - I recently read a blog entry on InfoWorld.com that urged the Linux community to fork the kernel into desktop and server versions because, according to the author, all Linus Torvalds cares about is big iron. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Dont_fork_Linux_because_of_Linus/ )
10. *Russian GNU/Linux-based OS to be installed in every school* - Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009. Read more... ( http://www.fsdaily.com/Governments/Russian_GNU_Linux_based_OS_to_be_installed_in_every_school/ )
Thanks to C733tus, underthelinux, peacemaker, libregeek, mark, geekyBodhi, and bluecheese for these stories!
*FSFE & Samba interview about Microsoft anti-trust* - When Mondayâ€™s anti-trust verdict was announced, the FSFE and Samba team talked to the gathered journalists and then sat down for a group interview with Sean Daly. By Ciaran Oâ€™Riordan. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/fsf_and_samba_interview )
*Using third party schemes to install applications, codecs and drivers in GNU/Linux* - A common criticism levelled at GNU/Linux and free software by proprietary software companies is that installing applications, drivers and media codecs is made difficult. Well, it isnâ€™t. By Phil Thane. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/installing_applications_codecs_and_drivers )
*Just peachy: free software, free movies* - Apparently Iâ€™ve been living under a rock, because I only recently found out about the Blender projectâ€™s free and open source short movie, Elephants Dream, when I happened across Terry Hancockâ€™s review of it last year on this web site. By Scott Carpenter. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/just_peachy_free_software_free_movies )
*This puppy rocks!* - Fast, small, lightweight - and still a full-featured GNU/Linux: Puppy Linux combines a complete set of applications with great flexibility, yet it requires minimal hardware. By Howard Fosdick. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/puppy_linux_fast_yet_full_featured )
*Kicking around the ol' soccer ball with Bygfoot* - Bygfoot is a Windows or GNU/Linux (or Macintosh via fink) compatible football (or soccer, as us Yanks call it) management game in the spirit of Football Manager (Americans and Canadians know it as Worldwide Soccer Manager). By Andrew Min. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/kicking_with_bygfoot )
*How to create a GNU/Linux live USB stick with SLAX* - One of the biggest things holding back GNU/Linux adoption is the fact that most people havenâ€™t tried GNU/Linux. Thatâ€™s where SLAX comes into play. By Andrew Min. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/live_usb_stick_with_slax )
*Create your online project site, start to finish, with Sakai* - Sakai is an online Collaboration Learning Environment, CLE for short. By Alan Berg. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/create_your_online_project_site_with_sakai )
*And the luddites shall inherit the world (wide web)...* - With the lay public now moving their businesses and lives online, everything they do has an electronic component. By Steven Goodwin. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/and_the_luddites_shall_inherit_the_world )
*Fast programming with Rexx* - Ever need to code quickly? You can code Rexx like water - yet itâ€™s powerful. By Howard Fosdick. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/fast_programming_with_rexx )
*Configure and use the Untangle Gateway* - Connecting a network to the modern day internet can be challenging. By Dirk Morris. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/configure_and_use_the_untangle_gateway )
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