Ulteo Alpha release in the next few days

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I just got an email via the Ulteo newsletter. In case you're not aware, Ulteo is a new Linux distribution (not yet released) which describes itself as:

... the Ulteo project is a mix of different concepts, which are supposed to simplify the use of the computer in everyday life.

It's a project by Gaël Duval, who originally was at the helm of the Mandrake (now Mandriva) project ...

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30 top FOSS apps for Windows

Now obviously we love Linux (and other free operating systems) here at FOSSwire, but if you're still running Windows, or you're on a shared machine, you can still have a wonderful oasis of free software on your Windows box.

The Simple Dollar have a nice round-up of 30 top FOSS applications, and it features some awesome pieces of software.

Of their list, I reckon these ones are particularly ...

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Introducing the command line - Part 2

Welcome back, everybody. Once again it's time to dip our toes in the ocean of geeky productivity that is the command line. If you haven't already taken a quick look at Part 1, now's your chance!

Moving back up the tree

So, we've got as far as explaining how to see what our current working directory is, and how to change it. However, we haven't ...

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Stallman speaks out about MS-Novell

I know, I think we're all really bored of hearing this story now, but unless something major happens this is probably the last I'll say of it.

Richard Stallman, leader of the Free Software Foundation has publicly said that the Microsoft-Novell deal doesn't violate the GPLv2, but will be addressing the issue of patent licences for the third version of the GPL.

"What has happened is, Microsoft ...

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