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Blog Entry Apple's ebook sales restrictions: the newest reason to use free software
by Brett Smith published Jan 25, 2012 last modified Aug 15, 2017 12:03 PM
Last week, Apple announced ebook authoring software called iBooks Author. As you would expect from Apple, the software is completely proprietary—but the license includes some terms that are so restrictive, they shock even Apple's fans.
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Front Page
by Matt Lee published Dec 19, 2011 last modified Jul 26, 2013 06:50 PM
Born to run
by John Sullivan published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Oct 11, 2012 04:45 PM
A primary goal of the Free Software Foundation is a world where everyone can do what they need to do with their computers using only free software. Great progress has been made toward this goal. Free software has reached a point where it is now easily possible to buy an affordable computer with hardware -- including Wi-Fi and accelerated graphics -- that is fully supported by free software (an excellent resource for choosing appropriate hardware is
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Fall 2011 Bulletin
How I became aware of free software
by Ali Razeen, Free Software Activist published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Oct 11, 2012 04:45 PM
I entered college four years ago, and like most college students, I relied heavily on my laptop, which ran Windows XP. One day, when I turned it on to get some work done, I was greeted with an error message; something failed during the boot process and Windows couldn't load, not even in Safe Mode. I tried to fix the issue by using the repair option on the Windows XP setup disc, but that didn't work either.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Fall 2011 Bulletin
Holiday Buying Guide
by Joshua Gay published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Oct 11, 2012 04:45 PM
With the holidays fast approaching, we thought a holiday buyer's guide was appropriate. People often buy expensive electronic gadgets as gifts, but many of these gadgets are bad for your freedom.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Fall 2011 Bulletin
Apple's iOS: smaller package, bigger restrictions
by Matt Lee published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Jan 18, 2019 11:06 AM
All Apple hardware runs tightly controlled proprietary operating systems. Apple has used its mobile devices to distribute iOS, a version of OS X with pared down functionality, but just as many restrictions.
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Free Software Foundation
by Matt Lee last modified Nov 15, 2011 06:25 PM
Free Software Foundation — what we do
What is OpenDocument?
by Free Software Foundation published Nov 14, 2011 last modified Oct 03, 2016 10:00 AM
The OpenDocument format (ODF) is a free, ISO-standardized format for documents (.odt file extension), spreadsheets (.ods), presentations (.odp) and more. Used widely throughout the world, ODF is supported by a variety of programs, including the free LibreOffice suite and
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Why should I care about that?
by John Sullivan published Oct 17, 2011 last modified May 14, 2012 03:27 PM
At the FSF, we have a goal of increasing the size and strength of the free software movement. To expand the movement, we need to get the attention of people who have never heard of free software before, and explain why it's important. We have to make the case for the four freedoms that characterize free software, and to succeed fully, we must be able to do this for people who don't care to know more than they have to about computers.
Located in Bulletins / 2011 / Spring 2011 Bulletin
Will your computer's "Secure Boot" turn out to be "Restricted Boot"?
by Joshua Gay published Oct 13, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2019 03:02 PM
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