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A GNU/Linux computer in every garage?

http://www.linuxdevices.com

A U.S. government- and industry-led coalition aiming to equip every car and roadside in America with wirelessly connected computers has tapped GNU/Linux for a prototype design. The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VII-C) hopes to lower driver death rates, reduce traffic jams, and media-enable cars before 2017.

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Free software makes the invisible man

http://www.pcpro.co.uk

Remember the ever-popular "boy gets invisible and heads into girls locker room" storyline in movies? Free software may be about to make this dream a reality!

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Berlin to make better use of its free software

http://www.heise.de

Good on you, Harald Wolf! This Senator of Economics of Berlin has decreed his department is migrating to free software in 2008.

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Security Report: Windows vs GNU/Linux

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A well-researched article that answers many questions.

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Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 and More

http://www.phoronix.com

In addition to Ubuntu he also established HBD Venture Capital and is involved with several other free software projects. Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu.

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Jack Quickstart Guide

http://www.64studio.com

This is a user-friendly tutorial by Nate Figlar for the Jack sound server, an essential tool for free software multimedia production. It's been written with the 64 Studio distro in mind, but is generic enough to be relevant to any desktop distro with sound applications.

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Is the desktop dead?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Red Hat’s, Brian Stevens, claims that the desktop is dead. This may seem a trifle premature, but from my own perspective, that has already been the case for several years.

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GNU/Linux - Avoid ATI Video Cards

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au

We need to give ATI some bad press. Unlike NVIDIA, they refuse to provide driver support for GNU/Linux. They can't continue to get away with this: Many Windows users are starting to want GNU/Linux compatible hardware, because they have "the switch" in mind.

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Google Releases Program To Take Web Apps Offline

http://gears.google.com

All of the following under the New BSD license:

"Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs:

*Store and serve application resources locally
*Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database

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Ubuntu 7.04 Wins a "100 Best Products of 2007 Award" from PC World

http://www.ubuntu.com

"LONDON, May 23, 2007 – Ubuntu 7.04, commercially sponsored by Canonical Ltd., was honored by PC World with a 100 Best Products of 2007 Award. The article is available now on PCWorld.com, and will also be featured in the July 2007 issue of PC World, which hits newsstands June 12."

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Top 8 GNU/Linux Games Of 2007

http://rangit.com

8 addictive 3D games for GNU/Linux users to fill their time with. Some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most of it is cross platform and free. You don’t have to use ‘Wine’ to be able to play as they come with GNU/Linux installers.

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Create a GNU/Linux Desktop App In 14 Minutes Using QDevelop and QT4

http://www.clivecooper.co.uk

This tutorial is designed for absolute beginners, even if you have programmed in other languages and are new to GNU/Linux and C++ then this tutorial will help get you up and running with Qt and C++.

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Novell Worries About GPL v3

http://news.com.com

In its annual report for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, Novell expressed concerns over how the new version of the GPL may affect their business. Microsoft might stop distributing SUSE coupons if the GPL version 3 interferes with their agreement or puts Microsoft's patents at risk, ultimately causing Novell's business and operating results to be adversely affected.

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Launch your programs faster with Katapult

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

One of the biggest navigational issues with any operating system is using program menus. KDE users have the great, free software, Katapult.

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Palm Unveils Foleo, GNU/Linux-Based "Mobile Companion"

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Contrary to recent rumors, it's not Palm's first Linux smartphone, and no, it's not a competitor to Nokia's Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet. Rather, Palm today unveiled the Foleo, which it's calling a 'new class' of mobile device.

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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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