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Former Microsoft Insider Speaks Out

http://www.thenixedreport.com

"Folks, Microsoft will do anything and everything to kill off any competitor, real or perceived. I've seen it. What they represent--the destruction of our freedom--is our enemy. I'm not a Linux zealot, or even a GNU/Linux zealot. I'm a Freedom zealot. And I fight for it every day."

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Top Linux Misconceptions

http://madpenguin.org

So, when Adrian refers to users not being "all that dissatisfied," I can only assume that he is referring to the limited number of Windows power users who understand how to dodge Windows XP bullets with spyware, viruses and worms?

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If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...

http://www.zyra.org.uk

A very funny piece comparing OSes if they were airlines. (I still have tears in my eyes)

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DreamWorks Animation

http://www.linuxjournal.com

"All the big film studios primarily use Linux for animation and visual effects. Perhaps no commercial Linux installation is larger than DreamWorks Animation, with more than 1,000 Linux desktops and more than 3,000 server CPUs"

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KDE4 Applications Crash Beautifully at 1.21 Gigawatts!

http://fbsd.za.net

Hehehe! This is cute!

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SCO's 2Q Results Press Release and 8K, for all of us to enjoy

http://www.groklaw.net

Here's the press release on SCO's 2Q results as filed with the SEC as an attachment to SCO's 8K. Bleak as usual, with lots of upbeat talk about the future, as usual, at the conference call. No questions at all at the conference call, I'm told. What is there to say?

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Remember the "iGeeks" - New Campaign Takes on "I hate digg" Suzanne Shell

http://binaryfreedom.info

Suzanne Shell is at is again, censoring her critics. She posted the information of a critic who was a minor on her site, and filed a police report against him for causing the DIGG effect to get her in addition to putting her website in a frame on his or as Suzanne likes to call it, domain hijacking.

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"GPL3 author calls for open source solidarity"

http://www.vnunet.com

"Companies should not fall for the temptations of purchasing a licence for Microsoft's intellectual property with their open source applications because it allows the software giant to "divide and conquer" the software market."

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FSDaily should comply with XHTML and CSS standards, not endorse any particular browser

http://validator.w3.org

FSDaily shouldn't be endorsing Internet Explorer, or really any other browser. Instead, it should be made to comply with XHTML standards to the extent possible. That will help it display correctly in any modern browser. As is, the front page has 214 errors.

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New zero-day bugs crop up in IE, Firefox

http://reseller.co.nz

A noted security researcher disclosed four new zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft and Mozilla's browsers, including a critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) and a major bug in Firefox.

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Vice-like grip of US copyright laws bears down on Australians

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

"It was a partial harmonisation with only those parts of American law that favoured certain interests," he said. "The reality is that American law doesn't change; Australian law changes, but specifically it excludes the consumer-friendly parts of American copyright law, namely the doctrine of fair use."

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Free as in Freedom and we really mean it!

http://www.binaryfreedom.info

A progressive voice of the digital age. fighting for digital freedoms in software, hardware and on the net, watching for corporate abuse, promoting knowledge and education of todays digital dangers like DRM and software patents all this with a big focus on Free Software. For this become an activist and support our mission.
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Trolltech's Qt Gets New Vista

http://www.internetnews.com

Building cross-platform applications just got a bit easier with the release of Trolltech's Qt 4.3

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Ubuntu 7.04 on a MacBook

http://friendlylinux.org

Now I’ve tried installing Ubuntu on my Mac before, actually just around the time I purchased my MacBook, but many features were on an experimental level back then if they even existed, but I figured that with this new Ubuntu-release, MacBook-support should’ve matured.

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Navy CIO 'recognizes the importance of OSS to the warfighter'

http://enterprise.linux.com

The United States Department of the Navy has adopted a new policy which requires that open source software must be considered in every software acquisition the Navy makes.

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Anybody up to writing good directory software?

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:17 — David Jonathan

From the very start, directories have served a very useful purpose on the Internet. (One I find useful for example is Free Web Directory). News sites can also be considered directories: they index and categorize news stories! What about categorizing software? In the open source world you get Savannah, SourceForge, Freshmeat; there are still, believe it or not, shareware and freeware directories like FileBuzz, PCWin Download Center and Freeware Downloads (although you need to be careful, as they are not like their free-as-in-freedom counterparts).

Is better education the key to finding better software?

Sat, 2007-03-03 03:25 — Edward Russel

About Jonathon's article Anybody Up To Writing Good Directory Software?, it's clear that the topic of software directories is very hot. Most of what you find on Google, however, are not pointing to free and open soruce software -- or worse, they mix the two. Examples of such sites are Freeware Downloads and Shareware Download, which simply don't focus on "free as in freedom", and still can be used as good free software directories.

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