Friday FOSS Week in Review
Where has Redmond’s moxy gone?
It wasn’t that many years ago that even a giant OEM like HP wouldn’t dare release a non-Windows product if the device type was Windows supported. If this were five years ago and the tablet boom was in full bloom as it is now and Windows was tablet ready, as it supposedly is now, the HP brass wouldn’t even entertain the thought of releasing a tablet running anything other [...]
Continue reading Microsoft Snoops In Skype, Dissed By HP & More
You may remember that back on March 22, Christine Hall penned an article here on FOSS Force concerning worries expressed by Alex Limi, a project design strategist at Mozilla, over configuration issues with Firefox. It seems that Mr. Limi expressed concerns on his blog over the fact that was possible for a user to “render the browser unusable to most people, right in the main settings.”
Ms. Hall agreed that it was certainly possible to “break” Firefox while attempting [...]
Continue reading Poll: Firefox Does Not Need Fewer Options
I always got the GNU/Linux thing. I had to.
If I were the type to have heroes, Richard Stallman would be near the top of my list, not far below John Lennon and Abbie Hoffman, and way out ahead of Tom Hayden or the several-times-over reinvented Bob Dylan, though the freewheeling Bob Dylan who took it down Highway 61 will always be near the top of the list.
But I digress. I was talking about RMS and GNU/Linux.
Continue reading GNU/Linux Is Important After All
You might’ve noticed, we’ve been busy making some changes to our home page.
If the page looks a wee bit fuller than usual, that’s because we’ve added some features we’re hoping you’ll find useful. In fact, placing all the new content we’ve added has required a whole new column, which you can see immediately to the right of this article–if you’re reading it on our home page and not on the single article page.
Here’s a rundown of the new [...]
Continue reading Welcome to the new FOSS Force Home Page
There’s still a perception that Linux is difficult to use and is only for Geeks. This seems rather silly, since most casual users, the folks who use their computers only for surfing, email and word processing, would have little to no learning curve at all using many Linux distros these days. In fact, even with some of the more “advanced” distros, your grandma wouldn’t have any trouble sitting right down and doing whatever it is she does when she’s [...]
Continue reading Best Linux Distro For a New User?