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It’s been almost a month since Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” was released, so we decided to take it for a spin and have our first ever look at the Cinnamon desktop. The FOSS Force Distro Review Being a longtime Linux Mint user, I was happy at the end of last month [...] Continue reading Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
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When Steve Ballmer left Microsoft, the company seemed to be losing its grip and many predicted the company would slowly slide into oblivion. The company’s latest financials show the company to be healthy, and not likely to quit being a thorn in FOSS’s side for the foreseeable future. Common knowledge is a funny [...] Continue reading Microsoft Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon
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A talk with Randy Noseworthy, the man behind the Linux respins on the old computers that Reglue makes new again. The Heart of Linux It started back in 2009, the first year of Lynn Bender’s fantastic brainstorm “Linux Against Poverty.” Lynn’s idea and subsequent involvement with our organization, then named The [...] Continue reading Respinning Linux
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Good ruling, even if it is Microsoft.
Outlook.com e-mail on Irish servers not covered by Stored Communications Act.
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If you're at all interested in what's being done to make free software more secure, you might want to watch this video.
The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative was formed to help open source projects have the ability to adopt best security practices.
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Skype has announced an alpha version of a new client for Linux. Given Skype's ownership by Microsoft, will Linux users care?
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A FOSS novice installs Ubuntu MATE Linux on a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 with great success and explores his options for an open source iTunes alternative.
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Clementine is alright but not for larger collections, it uses too many resources and hangs while trying to cope with my 54,500 or so tracks. Gmusicbrowser is the only player I have found that candle that amount without hanging or crashing.
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While Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE remain the go-to distros for many Raspberry Pi users, our Pi guy reminds us that there are others, and offers us a look at four alternatives. The Raspberry Pi Report It seems like every article one reads about the Raspberry Pi always makes a reference to [...] Continue reading Four Alternatives to Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE
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Also included: Microsoft shows love of Linux with gift of Skype and Torvalds continues to be Torvalds. FOSS Week in Review The biggest Linux story this week by mainstream tech sites’ standards was Skype working to include Linux users in its installed base by releasing a new Linux client to replace [...] Continue reading Ubuntu Hacked, Linux Journal Extremists & More…
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Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.
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Tatiana Kochedykova If you’re looking for a free and open source replacement for the convenience and functionality offered by the likes of Google Docs and Office 365, you might want to take a look at OnlyOffice. OnlyOffice is a web-based open source productivity suite for document collaboration, sharing, and management, project management, client [...] Continue reading OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud
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All users of all versions of Windows need to patch now.
The flaw lets an attacker install malware on systems running Windows Vista and later.
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