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Free The BBC | Saving the BBC before DRM kills her...

http://www.freethebbc.info

BinaryFreedom has launched a new campaign called FreeTheBBC
(http://FreeTheBBC.info), targeting the BBC's proposed DRM regime. The
BBC plans to offer old content only through Real or Windows Media DRM
technology. DRM, or Digital Restrictions Management, is technology that
artificially limits what users can do with media. BinaryFreedom opposes

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Dell *is* offering full Linux desktop hardware support [after all]

http://www.desktoplinux.com

In the past several days, rumors have surfaced that Dell would not be offering extended warranty and CompleteCare hardware support options for its Ubuntu Linux desktop and laptops. And indeed, if you went to Dell's Ubuntu PC buying site, you'd find those options missing.

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Linux: making small businesses possible

http://www.jejik.com

It's Linux that made this possible. If we would have been stuck on the Windows platform there is no way we could have done what we do because it would simply have been too expensive.

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The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux Drivers

http://www.phoronix.com

In this article we will be exposing what truly consists of the ATI/AMD driver development cycle and ultimately what they are really doing to improve their image in the Linux community. We have been granted unprecedented access to share with you their once unknown driver development model.

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GNU Emacs 22 finally released

http://applications.linux.com

Emacs fans, limber up your fingers -- there's a new GNU in town. Almost six years after the release of the previous version, the Free Software Foundation has announced the release of GNU Emacs 22. (Actually, 22.1, but who's counting?)

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Multitasking in Ubuntu

http://www.extremetech.com

Multitasking does not just mean running two programs at once. In the corporate world, it also means accountability: you need to be able to say how much time was spent on each project. Fortunately, Ubuntu has many options for addressing these needs.

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Building An Ubuntu MythTV Box

http://www.phoronix.com

With more and more people assembling MythTV boxes as alternatives to Windows Media Center or going out and buying a TiVO, for this introductory article we will share some recommendations of hardware we had used on a recent MythTV build along with other information to consider

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Build your own server

http://www.bit-tech.net

"Have you wanted a full-functionality web-server, media host, bit-torrent client and NAS box, all fully remote-controlled? Want to build it out of spare parts? Well then..." The guys at bit-tech have their Linux guru explain a complete networking solution built from old junk. Contains scripts, step-by-step instructions and lots of pics.

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After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

http://linux.sys-con.com

Overall, my productivity and the scope of things I can do with Ubuntu far exceed what I could do with Windows and just as importantly Ubuntu (like any Linux would) lets me easily create my own productivity shortcuts of a variety of sorts.

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Is Microsoft winning the FUD war in the board room?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

One by one, free and open source software providers are signing agreements with “the dark side”, the poster child for proprietary software, and (many say) the antithesis of open source: Microsoft.

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Sign Bruce Perens' Xandros Petition and Let Them Know How You Feel

http://techp.org

"They took the money that Microsoft offered. That's really all the news there is here - that Microsoft found another foundering commercial Linux distribution willing to sign up to the patent covenant and give it publicity. The technical aspects are irrelevant, as they indeed are in the Novell deal."

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Xandros Deal Isn't Identical to Novell's: Picking One's Way Around the GPL?

http://www.groklaw.net

Pamela Jones' analysis of the Xandros deal. As usual, a very interesting read!

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More Novell Exhibits: We Find Out What MS & Sun Paid SCO For

http://www.groklaw.net

Brace yourself, Sun fans. In Exhibit 60, SCO's Response to Novell's Inc.'s Interrogatory 15, dated April 6, 2007, paragraph 4, we learn that Microsoft and Sun paid for licenses that included a covenant not to sue, UnixWare rights, and incidental rights to the older UNIX System V source code. Sun paid ultimately $10 million and Microsoft paid $16.75 million.

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Dell quietly drops extended warranty support for Ubuntu

http://www.dell.com

When the Dell/Ubuntu machines were announced, it was possible to extend the default warranty to 2-4 years as well as adding "CompleteCare" accidental breakage protection. These options have since been quietly removed from all Ubuntu systems though they remain on the Vista ones. Is Dell serious about supporting Linux or was this all just a PR stunt?

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The Market for GNU/Linux Servers in Europe Is Hot

http://www.itjungle.com

"Across the EMEA region, Linux is still being adopted at an increasing rate, with sales of Linux-based servers rising by 42 percent in the first quarter; on a global basis, Linux server sales grew by only 10 percent in the same time period."

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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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