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October 1st, 2016

September’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of September, 2016.

1. Discord at Libreboot Over GNU Withdrawal by Christine Hall. Published September 18, 2016. A member of the Libreboot development team has painted a picture of a lead developer who is out-of-control.

2. Surprise! Microsoft Isn’t Blocking Linux on Lenovo Laptops by Christine Hall. Published September 21, 2016. It was easy to place the blame on Microsoft in a knee-jerk reaction — and it didn’t help that a Lenovo representative placed blame firmly in Redmond’s lap. It appears, however, that Microsoft’s not involved, and Lenovo’s not to blame either.

3. FSF Says Firing Wasn’t Discrimatory by Christine Hall. Published September 17, 2016. Both Richard Stallman and John Sullivan have issued statements concerning the allegations made against the FSF by Libreboot’s lead developer.

4. HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers by Christine Hall. Published September 22, 2016. You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

5. Redesigning Tor, Goodbye OpenOffice & More… by Christine Hall. Published September 3, 2016. Week in Review also includs: Remembering Vernon Adams, Red Hat vs. VMware, a new distro release, openSUSE Leap and ransomware that deletes files.

6. Endless OS 3: Linux for the Net Less by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Published September 29, 2016. This Ubuntu-based Linux distribution provides the Internet for those who don’t have 24×7 access to the net.

7. Carla Schroder: On Farming and Linux by Robin “Roblimo” Miller. Published September 15, 2016. One of the many things we like about Ms. Schroder is that she makes difficult technology easy to understand. She’s also fun to read. And as you’ll discover in this interview, she’s also a quick wit who won’t be backed into a corner.

8. Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users by Phil Shapiro. Published September 23, 2016. Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don’t need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

9. Libreboot Leaves GNU Claiming Gender Identity Discrimination by FSF by Christine Hall. Published September 16, 2016. The first chapter of what became the story of the week.

10. Nextcloud’s $79 Box, Vim Gets an Update & More… by Christine Hall. Published September 18, 2016. Week in Review also includes: Libreboot leaves GNU, municipal broadband law proposed, Linux’s second 25th birthday, a new distro release, Vim and Emacs both get upgrades, Google’s hack challenge and Oracle can’t catch a break.

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