Open Source Adapted Bicycle Pedal Comes to the Rescue
Accessibility has always been important to designers of open source software. Now that open source has come to design, that's more true than ever, as demonstrated with this open source bicycle
Linux Action Show to End Eleven-Year Run at LFNW
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Dealing With Real-Life, Everyday Security Threats
No one has ever been shot by a hacker who was breaking into their computer through the Internet. Not so for thieves coming in through the back door.

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I wrote a piece
Four Things a New Linux User Should Know
When you move from "that other operating system" to Linux, you're going to find that in most ways you'll be in familiar territory. However, that's not always the case. We sometimes do things a little differently
The Future of Desktop Ubuntu
With all the changes happening at Canonical, you might wonder what this means for the future of desktop Ubuntu, besides the return to the GNOME desktop.



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Libreboot Reorganizes: Seeks to Make Amends
It appears the people developing Libreboot have done some of the hard work necessary to fix potentially toxic personal dynamics after last year's controversy, when the project removed itself from the
It's Windows Time in Linux Land Again
Using Windows. What a horrible thing to ask a Linux user to do.
January 1st, 2017

2016’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force in 2016.

1. SourceForge and Slashdot Have Been Sold by Christine Hall. Published January 28, 2016. Slashdot Media, which owns the popular websites SourceForge and Slashdot, has been sold to SourceForge Media, LLC.

2. How Well Do You Know Your Linux History? Published January 12, 2016. So you think you know your Linux history, eh? It’s time to put on your thinking cap and find out whether or not that’s true.

3. Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon by Christine Hall. Published July 25, 2016. 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.

4. DuckDuckGo Wants Answers to Linux Questions by FOSS Force Staff. Published April 28, 2016. The search engine that works to protect your privacy is looking for some Linux “Instant Answers” for programmers. Would they like some answers to everyday Linux questions as well?

5. Five Linux Distros that Break the Mold by Christine Hall. Published April 4, 2016. Do you want to try something completely different? Here are five Linux distros that are most likely different than anything you’ve taken for a spin.

6. In Search of a Linux Calendar by Christine Hall. Published January 7, 2016. It was time to do some calendar hunting. And because I’d saved myself from Google’s always-at-the-ready suite of online tools, I started my search with…well, Google.

7. Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision by Christine Hall. Published April 26, 2016. The Mozilla Foundation has hired Simon Phipps to examine and evaluate options for the Thunderbird desktop client, which is seeking a new home. His initial report was made public on Monday.

8. SCO Is Undeniably and Reliably Dead by Christine Hall. Published February 29, 2016. On February 26, IBM and SCO filed an agreement with the US District Court in Utah to accept a ruling of dismissal of the last remaining claims by SCO against IBM.

9. ‘We’re From Microsoft and We’ve Been Remotely Watching Your Computer’ by Ken Starks. Published October 4, 2014. It’s getting harder and harder to scam little old ladies these days. They’ll just up and switch to Linux on you.

10. Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos by Christine Hall. Published May 30, 2016. We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here’s how it handled, out in traffic and on the track.

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