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The GNU Manifesto (inside Emacs)

"...The GNU Manifesto is a famous document that was distributed on the Internet in the early years of the GNU Project; it's one of the first nodes in the GNU Emacs manual, which you can read by opening the Emacs manual in an *info* buffer, as described in Select a node section:

1. Type C-h i to open an *info* buffer.

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Submitted by can.axis on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 18:15
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Learn about the GNU Project (inside emacs)

"...The describe-project function, bound to C-h C-p, is a 7,500-word essay by Richard Stallman, Emacs' principal author, describing the purpose of the GNU Project (which he founded)... --
* http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/au-dw-au-emacs7-i.html?S_TACT=105A...

The GNU Project

by Richard Stallman

originally published in the book "Open Sources"

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Malware on GNU/Linux

A response to this post:
How do you get down off an elephant?

Specifically, I disagree with this assertion from the article:
"A virus is simply a Windows program, so it doesn't run in Linux."

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Submitted by Balzac on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 19:00
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My take on negative voting on FSDaily

It has been suggested by one of our prominent community members that the use of negative votes should be confined to demoting spam. As the individual responsible for the introduction of negative voting on FSDaily, I feel I should explain my rationale for its inclusion and provide my tips on negative voting.

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Submitted by dave on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 05:52
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Voting etiquette at FSD

I am still seeing a certain pattern of voting, by some participants, which I, personally, consider to be an abuse of the voting concept here. Why?

Because I see the pattern as being designed to achieve an end other than to simply commend a particular posting based on its own merits.

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Submitted by lozz on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 01:37
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Wine Reviews

Hey everyone!

On behalf of http://www.wine-reviews.net/ we would like to welcome you to our new home. We still need to finish a few things up like the FAQs and the Links page, but for the most part this site is done. Every post that was posted on the old blog has been transferred to this new site.

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Submitted by twickline on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 11:23
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Linus Torvalds' opinions regarding the GPL

Linus Torvalds has an uncomfortable pause at 44:24 in this video.

The uncomfortable pause occurs when he concludes a confused critique of the GNU General Public License.

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Submitted by Balzac on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 17:05
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Stop the Blob?

It's all over the Internet now: the Linux kernel developers have issued a statement urging vendors to release open source device drivers/modules. Some of the commentators say:

"It's unclear how much impact the developers' statement will have."

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Submitted by therek on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 21:01
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Lojban and Hacking

I had recently discovered the Lojban language while I was surfing the net. The characteristics of this language greatly appealed to me as a debater and so, I decided to heavily invest my effort into studying this language. Consequently, I came across two free software tools that could aid my study of Lojban: KVocTrain and Mnemosyne. These are two excellent programs that definitely have a place my studies.

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Submitted by aboutblank on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 23:49
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Nexenta: Power of OpenSolaris with usability of Linux

While going through the backlog of blogs and news clambering around my newsfeed (I'm really worried how fast I became a workaholic, not having enough time to check the news, in just a few days time) I stumbled upon this post to the opensolaris-discuss mailing list two days ago: NexentaCore 2.0 Alpha1 "Hardy" Released.

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Submitted by therek on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 12:26
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How To Make a Fully Customized Live KDE CD/DVD Using Kubuntu (Updated)

There are tools available to allow anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop.

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Submitted by technoshaun on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:51
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New FSDaily feature: community blogs!

If you are registered member of FSDaily and are logged in, you will see a new option next to "My account"... that's right - you now have your very own FSDaily blog account. If you have something free software related to tell the community go ahead and post it.

Here's what we hope to see:

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Submitted by dave on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 13:57
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Hidden feature: Live Discussions

No doubt many of our regular readers have already discovered this feature of FSDaily, but for those who haven't...

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Submitted by dave on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 10:06
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Microsoft, interoperability, and mistrust

Everybody's talking about Microsoft - the hot topics are interoperability, exclusion, standards, and the doubts of Red Had and the European Union about their alleged about-turn.

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Submitted by bridget on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 05:31
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Welcome to the new and improved FSDaily

Hello dear readers,

We have just finished the cross-over from our old site, which ran on Pligg, to our new site which runs on Drupal + some of our own custom modules.

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Submitted by dave on Mon, 12/03/2007 - 15:12
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