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Why Free Software Matters (2004)

http://www.osnews.com

Sean Cohen's piece on ownership of software and vendor lock-in and other important things.

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Created by spanky 3 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 35 weeks ago
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Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns RMS

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Google's new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan "to push people into careless computing" by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

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When Your Company Remote-Wipes Your Personal Phone

http://apple.slashdot.org

The phone's integration with MS Exchange automatically gives the server admin access to do remote wipes. All you have to do is configure the phone to receive email from an MS Exchange server and the server admin can wipe all your data at will.

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Created by spanky 3 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 38 weeks ago
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Old School Keyboard Control and HTML Character Entities On Linux And Unix

http://linuxshellaccount.blogspot.com

Two somewhat interesting but unrelated topics. The antibiotics must be kicking in ;)

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Why DFEY (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth)?

http://www.blog.tdobson.net

To mark the upcoming October 19th meeting of DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West) I have written a short essay about what I think DFEY exists for and why it came into being.
Let us know what you think!

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Why I love Debian

http://euneeblic.livejournal.com

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are great for new users, but I'm not a new user. I'm not trying to be snobby, and I don't think I'm better than anyone else; I just have different needs than most people. I don't want polish. I want to see and work with the guts of my operating system, because I like to be in total control of my computing experience.

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No Control? Actually, You Have Total Control.

http://www.linuxloop.com

In a recent article discussing the possibility of the open-source phone groups collaborating, it was mentioned that some people are nervous about relying on open-source.

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Created by toolbanger 6 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 2 weeks ago
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Divining from the Entrails of Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Make no mistake -- due to the energy that the Ubuntu community and Canonical, its corporate arm, have put into improving the desktop, this popularity is well-deserved. Yet, at the same time, I find myself wondering whether user-friendliness must inevitably mean discouraging users from exploring their systems or taking firm control over them.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
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