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Drinking Bleach (975757) writes "Groupon has released a tablet-based point of sale system called Gnome, despite the well-known desktop environment's existence and trademark status. This is also not without Groupon's internal ignorance of the GNOME project; they were contacted about the infringement and flatly refused to change the name of their own product, in addition to filing many new patent applications for theirs.
The GNOME project is seeking donations to help them in a legal battle against these trademark applications, and to get Groupon to stop using their name. They are seeking at least $80,000 to challenge a first set of ten trademark applications from Groupon, out of 28 applications that have been filed." top
Likewise, Richard Stallman, founder of GNU and the Free Software Foundation, writes about a much more limited scope, Nonfree DRM'd games on GNU/Linux, in which he takes the firm stance that non-free software is unethical in all cases but concedes that running non-free games on a free operating system is much more desirable than running them on a non-free operating system itself (such as Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X)." top
Drinking Bleach (975757) writes "A student documents his experiences in installing Microsoft Windows on his computer after his schooling required him to, and compares it to the ease that Ubuntu GNU/Linux provides. Problems range from the installation times, cryptic and non-meaningful messages, hard to find drivers and software, to trying to configure Windows itself.
From the article:
Literally the only thing this heavens-forsaken operating system has going for it is that systems builders like HP and Dell suffer through all this agony for the user.
(As for myself, I probably would have stuck to running Windows in VirtualBox had the need arrived, unless there was some exception that absolutely required a 'real' installation, like 3D graphics.)"
Drinking Bleach (975757) writes "Theo de Raddt has connected OpenCVS to the OpenBSD build. This means, OpenCVS will be built by default, and will appear in OpenBSD snapshots from now on. Theo and other OpenCVS developers encourage thorough testing of the software, so it may quicker have a real version released; OpenCVS.org has said "to be released soon" since 2004!"