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Your kids (even your toddlers) know more about technology than you do. LOL

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Is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility a Trojan Horse?

It’s been easy to think that the FOSS world has little to worry about from Microsoft these days. By the time Steve Ballmer was forced out a few years back, the company seemed to be a basket case. Windows was becoming less relevant by the minute, many consumers were sparing themselves the expense of Office by adopting LibreOffice and OpenOffice and efforts to launch Windows Phone were going nowhere, even after Steven Elop drove Nokia to the brink of bankruptcy, allowing Redmond to purchase the Finnish company’s once unstoppable phone business at fire sale prices.

Microsoft logoAlthough some have been trying to sound the alarm, many of us have been lulled into complacency brought by a belief that Microsoft is no longer a real threat and that we are now free to concentrate all of our energies on growing Linux and FOSS, which is basically all we’ve wanted to do. Continue reading Is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility a Trojan Horse?

Hello, Columbus: Ohio LinuxFest Up Next Oct. 2-3

Ohio LinuxFest logoNext up on Brother FOSS’s Traveling Salvation Show — pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone go — brings the proverbial tent and revival show to Columbus, Ohio, at the beginning of next month.

The 13th annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held […]

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As Fate & Linux Would Have It

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Tell you what…

Go get yourself a beverage of choice, maybe two. I am going to share some things about me that you do not know. Some of them are deeply personal, but they are shared so that the whole story is understood.

I want to tell you a story…a story that has several on […]

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August’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of August, 2015.

1. More Surprises for Windows 10 Users by Christine Hall. Published August 6, 2015. OMG: Solitare is missing from Windows 10. OMG again: There’s no longer Windows Media Player on which to watch DVDs, but Microsoft will let user’s […]

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Running Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce

Linux Mint LogoThe good guys and gals at Linux Mint are on a roll, with three long-term support (LTS) releases in a row. It all started back in May of last year, with the release of 17.0, called Qiana, followed in January by 17.1, Rebecca. At that point […]

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‘Freedom Penguin’ Takes Flight, Distro Count & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

Before we get rolling on the last FOSS Force item before the weekend, I’d like to welcome Hunter Banks to the FOSS Force team. Hunter is part of the FOSS-forward Banks family of Los Angeles — dad Phillip is a computer consultant and a long-time Southern California Linux Expo volunteer (along […]

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Upcoming Events

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2
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all-day Ohio LinuxFest 2015 @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Ohio LinuxFest 2015 @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day
The thirteenth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 2-3, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and[...]
Oct
5
Mon
all-day LinuxCon Europe @ Convention Center Dublin (CCD)
LinuxCon Europe @ Convention Center Dublin (CCD)
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Special rates for students and hobbyists. LinuxCon Europe is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from[...]
Oct
18
Sun
all-day All Things Open @ Raleigh Convention Center
All Things Open @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Join the world’s top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Raleigh[...]
Oct
23
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all-day Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (Se... @ Seattle Central College
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (Se... @ Seattle Central College
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for[...]
Oct
26
Mon
all-day OSCON EU @ RAI Amsterdam
OSCON EU @ RAI Amsterdam
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent,[...]