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Criteria for Freedom Respecting Hardware Being Drafted

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices. The FSF seeks both to obtain feedback on the criteria, and raise interest in the program among hardware manufacturers. Ultimately, the FSF plans to promote an endorsement mark to be carried on products that meet the criteria: respects your freedom.

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One reason why I use and develop free software

http://soliverez.com.ar

If the future is the information society, then software is the new "means of production", and free software offers the opportunity to regain for use by everyone without being controlled by a single entity.

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We Must Make Freedom Our Goal

http://www.fsf.org

The free software movement is one the most successful social movements to emerge in the past 25 years, driven by a worldwide community of ethical programmers dedicated to the cause of freedom and sharing. But the ultimate success of the free software movement depends upon teaching our friends, neighbors and work colleagues about the danger of not having software freedom, about the danger of a society losing control over its computing.

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Want a cheap Linux computer? Join the Linux Foundation

http://blog.internetnews.com

The unfortunate experience that I have sometimes encountered when attempting to purchase a 'new' computer pre-installed with Linux, is that it can sometimes be more expensive than Windows

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Yet Another Reason Why Old Computers Are Better

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Remember back in the day when your computer wasn't obsolete or irreparably damaged by the time you got it home? ;)

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Another Gigantic Old Computer

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Pictures and a link to a site with a few pages - hidden away - with pictures of those old time computers. The ones as big as a house :)

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Software has a hard impact on the planet

http://www.straight.com

"Speaking by phone from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, told the Georgia Straight, “Proprietary software is an injustice, and our movement is to put an end to that.” The iconic software developer’s ideals of collaboration helped bring about the GNU/Linux operating system, a free-software alternative to Windows..."

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Free Geek Chicago needs your help!

http://vault.icstars.org

"When FreeGeek/Chicago first opened in October, 2005, we hoped it would fill an important role in the Chicago nonprofit technology world [...] Today, FreeGeek finds itself in a challenging position [...] If you would like to recycle an old computer, please drop by 3411 W. Diversey any Sunday between 11am and 5pm, or contact us at ..."

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Company selling computers preinstalled with gNewSense

http://laclinux.com

"gNewSense DeltaH was released today, and we are pleased to offer preconfigured Workstations, Portable Systems, ThinkCentres, Laptops, and Servers, as well as fully customized Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64, Xeon, and Opteron computers, preinstalled with the latest gNewSense GNU/Linux operating system.

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Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

http://ap.google.com

It seems although all the equipments were sold, computers with Linux just "...wasn't what our customers were looking for" said Melissa O'Brien, a spokeswoman from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

This is really sad...

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Venezuela launches sale of Bolivarian Computers powered by GNU/Linux

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com

The Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez announced the launch of their "Bolivarian Computers" last week, consisting of four different models produced in Venezuela with Chinese technology. The new computers will run the open-source Linux operating system.

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A Patent Lie

http://www.nytimes.com

Bill Gates wrote, “If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.” Mr. Gates worried that “some large company will patent some obvious thing” and use the patent to “take as much of our profits as they want.”

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