GNU Project Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry advocating free software

This month marks 25 years since the beginning of the GNU Project, Richard Stallman's ambitious project to build a completely free software operating system.

For GNU, and its parent organisation the Free Software Foundation, this is a significant anniversary and of course a good opportunity to further spread the message of their cause.

Interestingly, the FSF have recruited Stephen Fry to produce a five-minute film on free software and ...

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Linux Pre-Installs at 2.8% in the UK

ASUS Eee PC

The Inquirer is reporting that in the UK, 2.8% of PCs are now preinstalled with Linux. That figure has multiplied more than 28 times since January 2007.

The number of machines shipped with Linux preloaded on them has multiplied a whopping 28 times since Microsoft launched its Vista operating system in January 2007.

Sounds impressive, but Linux was starting from a rather small base in traditional sales channels: of ...

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Bruce Perens on Microsoft and Apache

You may or may not have heard that Microsoft recently sponsored the Apache Foundation, to the tune of $100,000 a year.

While I'd love to believe that Microsoft is finally changing its tune on the open source development model and actually honestly trying to promote interoperability, it seems I am not the only one with cynical and sceptical views on Microsoft's real agenda.

Bruce Perens, creator of ...

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