FOSS Force News Wire

Open Source ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk

ImageMagick logo

A security vulnerability in the open source ImageMagick graphics tool used by a large number of websites could allow a malicious payload to be executed onsite.

ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security […]

Continue reading Open Source ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk

Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

Linus Torvalds video

The Video Screening Room

In this brief training video from the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds shares why he’s passionate about Linux and open source software.

Back in 1991, a Finnish graduate student had an itch he needed to scratch — and Linux was thereby born. Hear how Linus Torvalds today feels about the […]

Continue reading Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

Ceiling collapse

The Heart of Linux

Sometimes it’s downright easy to tell the difference between synchronicity and mere coincidence.

I grew up in the Illinois heartland. The place where soybeans, corn and hog futures were discussed in-depth while the Bay of Pigs raged on without notice. I grew up in a place where detasseling corn […]

Continue reading The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

Xubuntu 16.04 wallpaper

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It’s a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

For a look at Ubuntu’s new LTS release, 16.04 or Xenial Xerus, I decided to forgo “Ubuntu prime” in […]

Continue reading A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

Tuesday Is ‘International Day Against DRM’

International Day Against DRM

On Tuesday, May 3, people in communities around the world will gather to take a stand against digital rights management.

Tuesday May 3 is International Day Against DRM, which for ten years has been an annual even to protest and build awareness about digital rights management. The event is sponsored by the organization […]

Continue reading Tuesday Is ‘International Day Against DRM’

Arch Linux Best Distro

FOSS Force Member Login

You are not logged in.