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FSM Newsletter 11th of December 2006
Hi all, welcome to Free Software Magazineâ€™s fortnightly newsletter, keeping you up to date with the world of free software. Happy reading!
Big news, everybody... Issue 15 has been released! If you havenâ€™t already got it, come and download... itâ€™s packed full of interesting articles!
Furthermore, the winners of the blogging competition have been notified and are now blogging with us. This is fantastic news, and combined with the other new bloggers we have recently aquired, we now have an army of talent writing for us all the time. So keep your eyes out for the new names on the front page, and enjoy what they have to say!
*Interview with Fred Trotter: the Medsphere saga*â€”Tony Mobily interviews Fred Trotter about the â€œopen sourceâ€ company whoâ€™s suing someone for releasing their code? Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/interview_with_fred_trotter_the_medsphere_saga )
*Visualise your disk usage*â€”Jon Peck helps you clean up your virtual desk. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/visualize_your_disk_usage )
*Graphics creation on GNU/Linux: nice stuff and big hurdles*â€”Mitch Meyran talks the good and the bad with GNU/Linux graphics programs. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/graphics_creation_on_gnulinux )
*Have I already lost my bet?*â€”Tony Mobily tries to figure out why it was so hard to find a laptop preinstalled with Ubuntu... Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/editorial_15 )
*Ubuntu for Non-Profit Newbies*â€”Chris Holt talks about the good that free software can do for non-profit. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/ubuntu_for_non-profit_newbies )
*From XMMS to audacious: the history of a Winamp clone*â€”Patrick McFarland talks free software music programs. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/from_xmms_to_audacious )
*MP3: nothing to do with piracy*â€”Marco Marongiuâ€™s MP3 quandry has nothing to do with piracy. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/mp3_nothing_to_do_with_piracy )
*Sometimes I just want to be stupid*â€”Ken Leyba sometimes wishes for blissful ignorance. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/sometimes_i_just_want_to_be_stupid )
*Viral advertising via free software*â€”Terry Hancock looks at how viral advertising could work for free software. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/viral_advertising_via_free_software )
*Kerberos, final bits*â€”Wouter Verhelst gives us more on Kerberos. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/kerberos_final_bits )
*Change is maddeningly inevitable*â€”To broaden or not broaden the GNU/Linux user base; Chris Mostek asks the philosophical questions. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/change_is_maddeningly_inevitable )
*Penguinz in da hood*â€”Jabari Zakiya talks about marketing penguins... in his hood. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/penguinz_in_da_hood )
So Free Software Magazineâ€™s Issue 15 is out...
And you LOVE it and youâ€™re wishing you had a hard copy of Issue 15 and all the issues before that...
Wish no longer!
Visit our Lulu Storefront ( http://www.lulu.com/fsm ) to purchase copies of issue 15, and all our back issues.
Free Software Magazine
Latest content continued
*Reclaiming ICT education: why free software is a necessity in schools*â€”Tim Cowlishaw talks about education and free softwareâ€”and why IT education shouldnâ€™t be a how-to for using the Microsoft suite. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/reclaiming_ICT_education_why_free_software_is_a_necessity_in_schools )
*Welcome ippimail.com!*â€”Tony Mobily investigates a free software project success story. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/welcome_ippimail )
*Childâ€™s play*â€”Rachel Probert theorizes about how to convert young and old to free software... with a little healthy competition. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/childs_play )
*Fork off Mr Ballmer!*â€”Oh Steve. Gary Richmond sums up where weâ€™re at with the Microsoft debacle. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/fork_off_steve_ballmer )
*Why hack your game console?*â€”Jon Peck talks gamingâ€”seriously. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/why_hack_your_game_console )
*Firefox extensions: fun and games*â€”Anthony Taylor examines the classic gaming options on firefox. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/firefox_extension_fun_games )
*GPLv3 embedded in devices*â€”Ciaran Oâ€™Riordan has a detailed look at GPLv3. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/gplv3_embedded_in_devices )
*Free software for non-profits*â€”Chris Holt looks at some of the concerns non-profit groups have with free softwareâ€”when they really need it most. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/free_software_for_non-profits )
*Converting your techno-resistant loved ones*â€”Chris Mostek gives step-by-step instructions on how to convert the non-believers. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/converting_your_techno-resistant_loved_ones )
*How dumb can GNU/Linux users be?*â€”Scott Carpenter tries to figure out if you have to be super-smart to use GNU/Linux... or not. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/how_dumb_can_gnu_linux_users_be )
*Dump Linux now!*â€”But why, Anthony Taylor? Why are we over Linux? Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/dump_linux_now )
*File formats: approaching the freedom crossroad*â€”Dale Oâ€™Gorman philosophizes about freedom. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/file_formats_approaching_the_freedom_crossroad )
Latest book reviews released
*Moving to Ubuntu Linux* /by Marcel Gagne/ Thinking about Ubuntu? Jeremy Turner looks at a good starting place. Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/book_review_moving_to_ubuntu_linux )
*Core Python Programming* /by Wesley J Chun/ Want to learn/brush up on Python? Jeremy Turner looks into it... Read more... ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/book_review_core_python_programming )
Book competition announcement for this fortnight
This week we are giving away a copy of Managing and Customizing OpenCMS 6 Websites ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/book_review_managing_customizing_opencms_6_websites ) by Matt Butcher AND a copy of OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/book_review_openvpn_building_virtual_private_networks ) by Markus Feilner.
All you need to do to enter is check out the latest book competition announcement ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blog/1 ) on our blogs page.
/Thanks go to /Packt ( http://www.packtpub.com/ )/ for providing these fantastic prizes./
Winner of the book competition from last fortnight
To be announced.
Please comment wherever possible and donâ€™t forget to log in so that youâ€™ll be in the running to win the latest book competition
Poll Resultsâ€”Whatâ€™s your distro of choice?
This was a VERY popular poll; lots of comments, lots of votes... the winning distro was Ubuntu, which flew into the lead with 46% of the vote. Then came Debian with 13%, Fedora with 10%, OpenSUSE with 9%, and Gentoo with 6%, then the â€œotherâ€ option with 5%. A lot of people talked about why they liked certain distros, and it helps us tooâ€”so we know the kind of things our readers are interested in with regards to their distros. Read more here ( http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/node/1904 ) and stay tuned for...
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