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Another Kind of Freedom

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

It seems as if most people are for OpenSource but against any other form of distribution/development. For example, Microsoft maintains ownership of the software that they sell on store shelves. No one owns a copy of Windows except for Microsoft.

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Created by samharry 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Ubuntu 9.10: Some they giveth some they taketh away

http://www.dedoimedo.com

Since I like this saying so much, I decided to write an entire article revolving around its message. And the focus of the message, once again, the much loved/hated and controversial Ubuntu, the Paris Hilton of the Linux world.

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Created by goofy 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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richard "prioritization" stallman

http://www.flyingmolehill.com

"...To me, RMS integrity comes as a result of a mix of rigour, stubbornness, but above all, prioritization..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Why You Should Be Afraid Of Internet Censorship in Australia, Even If You Don’t Live There

http://thenextweb.com

"The spectre of broadscale Internet censorship in Australia has been covered previously here on The Next Web before, but many outside Australia may wonder: why should you care if you don’t live in Australia..."

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Created by can.axis 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Open source route frees the mind

http://www.nzherald.co.nz

One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

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Created by meteores 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Why Use Linux?

http://thelinuxbox.org

Often I get the question, "Why should I use Linux?". Obviously this is a very nebulous question that may have as many different reasons as there are Linux users, but let's try and answer it anyway.

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Created by Marcin 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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The Good and Bad of Ubuntu Tweak

http://www.workswithu.com

I've long heard good things about Ubuntu Tweak, but never used it myself.  With the recent appearance of its 0.5 release, however, I decided to give it a go.  Here's what I thought.

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Five More Essential Ubuntu Features

http://www.workswithu.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote about five features that make Ubuntu so much more enjoyable to use than certain less-Free operating systems. The comments on that post got me thinking about several other great features that I didn't mention. So to give those their due, here's a second list of five things Ubuntu does that I couldn't live without.

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Created by muffinman 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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There's nothing wrong with being thankful (or why I say GNU/Linux)

http://maratux.blogspot.com

There's nothing wrong with saying "thank you" when someone has fulfilled one's need/wish for something... even more if the person who fulfilled it was not in any way forced to do it for us.

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Created by emacsfanatic 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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Linux made me feel dumb.

http://www.locutus.us

It's true. Linux made me feel dumb. It is not a nice feeling to feel dumb yet I did. Me, the great Locutus who prides himself on his technical wizardry and knowledge of all things involving electrons, had to resort to calling a help desk to solve a problem.

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Created by beckham 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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5 Reasons I would swear my loyalty to Firefox

http://www.spreadfirefox.com

Who wouldn't like if their browser wears a haute couture skins or the pleasure of viewing Megan fox images on a 3D wall with uncluttered black background or get to know if the weather permits you to tee over the weekend just by moving the mouse over or download all the links on a page with just one click!

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Created by animal 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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What bothers me about the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal

http://www.psychocats.net

On Tuesday, Rick Spencer announced on the Ubuntu developers mailing list that Ubuntu has entered a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo! and will make Yahoo! the default search engine. Well, I believe the community should have been consulted.

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Why Ubuntu GNU/Linux Should Not Make Microsoft Even Stronger

http://boycottnovell.com

Former Microsoft employee announces that Canonical will send Ubuntu users to Microsoft's datacentres and herein we explain why it's a big mistake that will alienate users

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Created by komrad 4 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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Linux performance: is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

This is an aspect of FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is dropping slowly yet steadily. How come?

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Created by l0g1c0l 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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Is Linux too hard?

http://news.cnet.com

Despite booming enterprise server sales, some in the industry continue to grumble that Linux is too hard. Designed by geeks for geeks, the theory goes, Linux will never be mainstream.

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Created by sonysuxx 4 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 45 weeks ago
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