End User

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End User - free software for the end user - distros for the non-guru (Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, etc.), desktops, browsers, games, multimedia software, desktop utilities, media players, basic-intermediate howtos, basic/standard hardware and devices, etc.
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FSF: Statement on OpenOffice.org's move to Apache

http://www.fsf.org

When OpenOffice.org moves to a non-copyleft license, there's a ready replacement for people who want a productivity suite that does more to protect their freedom: LibreOffice.

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Created by akf 3 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 10 weeks ago
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The Danger of E-books by Richard Stallman

http://stallman.org

rms calls our attention to the problems of many current commercial ebook distribution models. Ebooks have many advantages compared to books but they also have many disadvantages. Yet, none of the disadvantages are somehow inherent in ebooks. (The link is a PDF.)

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Created by spanky 3 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 10 weeks ago
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Two new projects can help free software replace Skype

http://www.fsf.org

GNU Free Call and WebRTC are both building frameworks that stand to make Skype obsolete. Skype has been in the news a lot lately: Microsoft agreed to buy the company, their network has gone down twice recently, and they're threatening to take unspecified action against developers who try to write free software to make calls on their system.

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Naev 0.5.0 Release

http://blog.naev.org

he Naev devteam is proud to announce the release of Naev 0.5.0! This release is the result of over a year of hard work done by nearly 30 committers. This release is just a step in the path for ultimate greatness and a major step forward in the maturity of Naev. It has many major gameplay changes and signifies the coming of age of Naev, which has now exceeded the tag of Escape Velocity clone.

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Created by mclaud2000 3 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 11 weeks ago
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Ditching Copyleft to Compete with a Fork?

http://ebb.org

I was disturbed today to read that Oracle will seek to relicense all OpenOffice code under the Apache-2.0 license and move OpenOffice into the Apache Software Foundation.

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Created by akf 3 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 11 weeks ago
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Miro 4 released

http://entertainment.slashdot.org

The Miro media platform (formerly Democracy Player) has made a new major release. 'We believe the open media world can be just as integrated and usable as the closed, top-down, DRM'ed systems of companies like Apple. And we want to prove it,' says Nicholas Reville, Executive Director of Participatory Culture Foundation, which creates Miro." Try it now if you haven't yet, you will like it.

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Created by spanky 3 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 12 weeks ago
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Microsoft Skype

http://www.fsf.org

People who focus on minor issues are greatly exercized about the purchase of Skype by Microsoft. How will this affect the success of Skype's spyware, they ask? Was it good strategy for one or the other? Did Microsoft pay too much? How does this affect the possible success of this or that other company?

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Created by stargrave 3 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 13 weeks ago
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Inline assembly instructions in GCC

http://balau82.wordpress.com

Example with an ARM target on how to use GCC inline assembly effectively in C code.

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Created by balau 3 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 13 weeks ago
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Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.04 Server

http://www.howtoforge.com

Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g.

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Created by falko 3 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 14 weeks ago
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KDE 4.6.3 Released

http://kde.org

KDE has released a series of updates to the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. This update is the second in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.6 series. 4.6.3 brings many bugfixes and translation updates

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Created by JRepin 3 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 15 weeks ago
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Mmm mmm good - YouTube videos now served in WebM

http://youtube-global.blogspot.com

To that end, all new videos uploaded to YouTube are now transcoded into WebM. WebM is an open media file format for video and audio on the web. Its openness allows anyone to improve the format and its integrations, resulting in a better experience for you in the long-term.

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Created by akf 3 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 17 weeks ago
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25 things you can do with VLC!

http://www.unixmen.com

VLC is beyond doubts the most popular open source, cross-platform media player and multi-media framework written by VideoLAN projects. VLC player is small in size,just about 17 Mb and immensely powerful! In this post we will explore the player and list 20+ things you can do with VLC player.

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Created by linuxadmiral 3 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 18 weeks ago
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Spanish KDE Community Announces Akademy-es 2011

http://dot.kde.org

KDE Spain is organizing Akademy-es 2011, the annual meeting of KDE users and contributors in Barcelona, Spain from May 20th through May 22nd. Akademy-es is an important event in the KDE calendar. Attendance and the technical quality of papers have increased significantly during each of the previous events.

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Micro-blogging client Choqok 1.1 released

http://choqok.gnufolks.org

New version of Twitter, Status.net (Identi.ca) client brings two new plugins: Translator plugin and Quick Filter plugin. Other changes included: System tray icon problem in Gnome fixed, Hide Menu-bar option, Choqok caches posts automatically, Annoying video preview plugin problem that causes Choqok to crash fixed.

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Created by JRepin 3 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 19 weeks ago
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How To Save Traffic With Lighttpd's mod_compress (Debian Squeeze)

http://www.howtoforge.com

In this tutorial I will describe how to configure mod_compress on a Lighttpd web server (on Debian Squeeze). mod_compress allows Lighttpd to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_compress, you can compress HTML, CSS, Javascript, text or XML files to approx.

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Created by falko 3 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 19 weeks ago
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