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FSF Opposes More Copyright Enforcement in Joint Strategic Plan

http://www.fsf.org

The United States' newly-created "Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator" asked for public comments on a Joint Strategic Plan to make copyright enforcement more effective. The FSF submitted an argument that the government should adopt free software and encourage its use elsewhere to provide more freedom to computer users and reduce the need for such enforcement.

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Created by akf 4 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 24 weeks ago
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Linux is the perfect choice for many people

http://linux.bihlman.com

Leave a 10 year old alone for an hour by himself on the family PC and I will say with almost 100% certainty that their will be spyware and viruses on that computer!

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Convincing the Boss to Accept FOSS

http://www.itworld.com

Wish your company would adopt an open source app? These 7 tips might help you sell it to management.

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Real Linux advocates educate, not humiliate

http://www.dissociatedpress.net

Checking Twitter yesterday I caught a link to "Command Line Idiocy," a post that rips apart an article on "10 powerful CLI tools." Here's a short sample of the flavor of the piece:

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What About Linux?

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com

One of the things I do in my work is custom build desktop computers. While talking to clients, they've all danced around the issue of having Windows 7 installed on their systems, suffice it to say, every Windows user (I built systems for) opted to have WinXP installed? What About Linux?

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Good Free Software related books as a present

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Christmas is near! Matthias has some good advice. Here is his new list of Free Software related books 2009 which are also good for people who have not heard much about Free Software before.

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GNU/Linux Just Became Topper

http://www.computerworlduk.com

One of my favourite sites for anyone benighted enough to believe that Windows is in any sense superior technology to free software is Top500. As its name hints, this is simply the top 500 supercomputers in the world, with an analysis by location, vendors, processor architecture – and, of course, operating systems.

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FSF wants a video of you

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF is launching a new advocacy campaign, and we'd love to have you involved. One of the most important tasks for us at FSF is to help foster the understanding that free software is crucial to a free society, and that citizens should switch to free software at home and in their own work, for freedom's sake.

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Denouncing vs. Advocating: In Defense of the Occasional Denouncement

http://ebb.org

For the last decade, I've regularly seen complaints when we harder-core software freedom advocates spend some time criticizing proprietary software in addition to our normal work preserving, protecting and promoting software freedom.

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Ten reasons Linux is the best choice for netbooks

http://resources.zdnet.co.uk

Those who believe Windows is the best netbook operating system are plain wrong, because Linux is a much better fit, says Jack Wallen.

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HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

http://tldp.org

Clearly, people in the Linux community would like for more women to be involved in Linux, but most people don't know why so few women are involved or how to change that. This HOWTO is an effort to summarize the explanations, recommendations, and opinions of the women who already are interested and active in Linux.

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Advocates say open-source software is better

http://technology.canoe.ca

Advocates for open-source software are urging governments to embrace the concept, which they argue will save money, offer more flexibility and create better computer programs by encouraging collaboration.

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Linux is ..... amazing

http://www.raiden.net

All too often people concentrate on what Linux isn't .... they look for anything lacking and make a huge big deal about it, and in doing so miss the simple fact that Linux - this little community project - can so so much.

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Introducing FSFE's new president, vice president and executive team

http://fsfe.org

During its General Assembly in Miraflores de la Sierra, Spain, the members of FSFE elected new coordinators for several of the organisation's activities, including strategy, legal and executive coordination.

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Created by akf 5 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 11 weeks ago
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Anti-Linux Perspectives and How to Deal

http://www.everyjoe.com

Whether you are Linux newbie or a veteran, you have a perception of Linux and why you find it easy or difficult to use it, right? Trying to advocate Linux to others would take some knowledge about Linux. This is especially true for those who want to advocate it to their work place.

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