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  • FSF says: USPTO should publish guidelines excluding software patents (Sep 27, 2010, 22:34) "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is advising the software community in the United States to write to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and ask that software patents be excluded from upcoming guidance about patent eligibility."

  • Fedora 14 Preview: What's New in Fedora 14? (Sep 27, 2010, 22:04) "Fedora 14 is on track for a final release date of November 02, 2010. If all 14 does is improve upon 13, Fedora will have another winner on its hands."

  • Welcoming OpenIndiana (Sep 27, 2010, 20:34)
    Distrowatch: "I was thrilled when Sun announced they were releasing OpenSolaris for the community to play with, even if it was several years too late to help me with my homework. And I was very disappointed when Oracle executed OpenSolaris earlier this year."

  • Google's Ironic Ad Campaign and the Future of Traditional Media (Sep 27, 2010, 19:34)
    Standards Blog: "Page through a major newspaper (remember newspapers?) today like the New York Times, and you're likely to run into two enormous ads, one by Google (almost two full pages) and one by AOL (a full two pages). Leaving aside the irony of Google advertising in a form of media that it has almost competed out of existence..."

  • Android 2.2 Droid X Update Causing SMS Bug (Sep 27, 2010, 18:04)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "Verizon last week released Android 2.2, or Froyo, for the Droid X smartphone through an over-the-air update, but users are complaining that the upgrade caused a messaging bug"

  • Softlinks vs. Hardlinks: A Quick Explanation (Sep 27, 2010, 17:34)
    TechThrob "In Linux, there are two types of file links, hardlinks and softlinks. Here, I'll give a quick explanation of what these types of links are, and when you should use them."

  • A walk around the GNOME desktop (Sep 27, 2010, 17:04)
    Ghacks: "I realized that some users simply don't have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who "get it". With that thought in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give a sort of walk through of the GNOME desktop from the perspective of the new user."

  • Legal row over who can use 'pod' (Sep 27, 2010, 14:34)
    BBC News: "Apple has embarked on a legal battle over the right to use the word "pod"."

  • Listen to Text and Instant Messages with Gespeaker 'Text To Speech' Utility (Sep 27, 2010, 14:04)
    Ubuntu Vibes: "Gespeaker 'Text to Speech' utility is a GTK+ frontend for Espeak , that allows you to listen to text in many different languages. The utility also allows you to listen received messages from Empathy and others instant messengers."

  • US ISP Disconnects Alleged Pirates for 6 Months (Sep 27, 2010, 13:04)
    TorrentFreak: "The United States Internet Service provider Suddenlink has effectively implemented a three-strikes policy for repeated copyright infringers. After three DMCA notices, alleged copyright infringers are disconnected"

  • Linux networking made easy (Sep 27, 2010, 12:34)
    TechRadar: "Ten years ago, most of us thought we would be able to live a full and happy life without worrying about whether we were getting maximum throughput across our networks, or whether the point-to-point latency on our machines would preclude us from popular gaming. But things have changed."

  • Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP (Sep 27, 2010, 07:04)
    TuxArena: "I was recently browsing through various Linux news sites and bumped into this article, a taste of a comic done in Krita, the KDE painting and image editor application, which is part of the KOffice suite."

  • Writing Better Shell Scripts - Part 3 (Sep 27, 2010, 03:04)
    Innovations: "To enhance this post, I've provided a video so that you can see a general overview of the concepts that are presented. Browsers supporting the HTML5 video tag should present you with a Theora (ogg/ogv) video, and browsers lacking that support should give you a Flash substitute via Flowplayer."