IPFire: a Free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall

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Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

IPFire is a free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall in the first instance. It can be maintained via a web interface. The distribution furthermore offers selected server-daemons and can easily be expanded to a SOHO-server.

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Copyright laws soon to become a problem? COPYLEFT is the answer

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US software freedom activist and computer programmer:
Richard Stallman

“Democracy is sick in the US, government monitors your Internet” – April 16, 2009

American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking.

Stallman interview on free software

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Windows 8 secure boot would ‘exclude’ Linux

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If the draft for UEFI is adopted without modification, then any system that ships with only OEM and Microsoft keys will not boot a generic copy of Linux.

The extension of Microsoft’s OS monopoly to hardware would be a disaster, with increased lock-in, decreased consumer choice and lack of space to innovatetheregister.co.uk Continue reading