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The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux

http://www.osnews.com

ATI has been well known for ignoring and disrespecting the free software community for years.
They wrote an article recently about the development of their drivers.
This is a link not to the article itself - which is long and boring - but to the comment on OsNews, which will give people a fairly good of why ATI in this case is really just all talk - the facts are still against them.

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Integrating Firefox and Thunderbird into KDE

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Ever since I first fired up KDE on openSuSE, I’ve been in love. The KDE interface just swept me off my feet. But there’s always been one nagging thing. Firefox and Thunderbird stick out like two sore thumbs. They don’t look like KDE apps (see figure 1 and figure 4), they don’t work with KDE programs (like KPrinter), and they just don’t feel like they belong in KDE.

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Comparison: First-Person Shooters

http://www.osreviews.net

Love to game? Here is a comparison of some free software first person shooters.

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The open source governmental adoption wave

http://weblog.infoworld.com

"While governments considering supporting OSS are primarily concerned with significant switching costs and incompatibility problems, OSS is actually superior to proprietary software because it increases compatibility and consequently decreases switching costs in the long term."

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Ubuntu Propaganda

http://www.madman2k.net

Inspired by a "Vista-Capable" User Avatar which said "Windows Vista incapable/ Stick with Windows XP", a Linux supporter made this cool sticker. Would be nice to see it available in real.

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Open source revenues to reach $5.8bn

http://www.computing.co.uk

Sales of open source software will grow from $1.8bn last year to $5.8bn in 2011, analyst firm IDC predicts.

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Microsoft Gets Novell Linux Code Ahead Of Open Source Community

http://www.informationweek.com

SEC document shows that Microsoft is entitled to receive key technical documentation from the Linux distributor -- even if that documentation is not generally available to open source software developers

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Tech Talk: Linus Torvalds on git

http://www.youtube.com

Linus Torvalds visits Google to share his thoughts on git, the source control management system he created two years ago.

He slams CVS and Subversion really badly -- maybe a little too badly?

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"Science" not to accept submissions in Microsoft Office 2007 format

http://www.robweir.com

In their own words:
"Because of changes Microsoft has made in its recent Word release that are incompatible with our internal workflow, which was built around previous versions of the software, Science cannot at present accept any files in the new .docx format produced through Microsoft Word 2007, either for initial submission or for revision."

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Deposition of Darl McBride in Novell: Dreaming of Billions From Linux

http://www.groklaw.net

In Darl's own words:

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Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files...

http://ubuntuforums.org

This article shows you how to get rid of those unwanted files taking up space in your Ubuntu folders.

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60 days with Ubuntu

http://jyquentel.wordpress.com

"I have been using Ubuntu for approximately 2 months now. This has been a fairly monogamous relationship, I think I booted Windows all of twice, mostly because I had to go to a specific site that uses IE7 streaming capabilities. I know I can install IE7 in Ubuntu, but I am not that devious. So, how does it feel like?"

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Much Ado About Microsoft's Surface Computer

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

It was just about the strangest call I’d ever received from Microsoft. “We have a new product we want to show you,” said the PR woman (I’m paraphrasing). “But we can’t tell you what it is, or even what category. But it’s truly revolutionary. It’s going to change the way people work with their computers.”

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Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download and compile in one go, with the core package hitting over the 100MB mark (while bzip’d) and the total sources going over 200MB.

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GPLv3 authors comment on final draft

http://www.linux-watch.com

"Microsoft made a few mistakes in the Novell-Microsoft deal, and GPLv3 is designed to turn them against Microsoft, extending that limited patent protection to the whole community," explains GPLv3 co-author Richard M. Stallman.

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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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