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GNU/Linux: the desktop that never wasview story

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will. Category: OpinionsTagging: linuxdesktopLicense: Verbatim only (General)

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Asking Obama to protect encryption, and why that's not enoughview story

http://www.fsf.org – In addition to civil society organizations like the FSF, the letter* was signed by some of the most important cryptologists in the world, including the inventors of many of the key technologies behind modern encryption. Read the coalition letter calling on Barack Obama to protect encryption The letter is a response to recent requests from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and (General)

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Why Do People Contribute to Open Source Projects?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Open source development is the future of software. It’s great for users like you and me because open source software is usually free (not always) and often safer to use because malicious code is less likely to be implemented. But what compels developers to contribute code for free? After all, writing code requires time, effort, and expertise. (General)

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Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxxview story

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with. Installation Ubuntu's repositories carry a rather old version of Fotoxx. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 22view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends Friday, May 22, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 15view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends Friday, May 15, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)