DuckDuckGo Ups Ante: Gives $300K to 'Raise the Standard of Trust'
For the seventh year in a row, the search engine that promises not to stalk your online moves puts its money where its mouth is, this year by donating $300,000 to organizations that
System76 Saying Goodbye to Bland Design
Considering that System76 chose to unveil its new design plans to The Linux Gamer -- no invite went to FOSS Force, BTW -- we can't help but wonder if a System76 Steam Machine isn't in the works.

The Screening
The Great Debian Iceweasel/Icedove Saga Comes to an End
Now that Thunderbird is back in the Debian repositories, the decade long dispute that led to all Mozilla products in Debian being rebranded has ended.



The hatchet is finally completely
Back Yard Linux
It's not as lonely being a Linux user as it once was. These days you're liable to find people throughout your neighborhood using Linux.



My how times have changed.

It wasn't long ago that Linux
No, Evil Hackers Aren't After You
Humankind has outgrown the need to have monsters hiding under our beds. Now we let them hide in our phones, computers and microwave ovens.

Roblimo's Hideaway



OMG! I think I see a giant camera lens on
Should the U.S. Army Have Its Own Open Source License?
Should the U.S. armed forces begin releasing software under an OSI approved open source license rather than as public domain?

Roblimo's Hideaway



This question has generated many pixels'
GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath on Open Source
Did you know that the software Stephen Hawking uses to speak is open source and that it's available on GitHub? Neither did we.

The Screening Room




At the Computer History museum, GitHub CEO Chris
March 1st, 2017

February’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of February, 2017.

Top 10 FOSS Force articles

1. Best Linux Distro: Final Round of Voting Has Begun by FOSS Force staff. Published January 30, 2017. Article kicking off the final round of voting in this year’s Best Distro poll.

2. The Great Debian Iceweasel/Icedove Saga Comes to an End by Christine Hall. Published February 27, 2017. Now that Thunderbird is back in the Debian repositories, the decade long dispute that led to all Mozilla products in Debian being rebranded has ended.

3. Best Linux Distro Award: The Envelope Please… by FOSS Force staff. February 6, 2017. Spoiler alert — Arch Linux won.

4. It’s ‘Best Linux Distro’ Time Again by FOSS Force staff. Published January 21, 2017. The article that kicked off the polling for this year’s Best Distro award.

5. System76 Saying Goodbye to Bland Design by Phil Shapiro. Published February 17, 2017. Considering that System76 chose to unveil its new design plans to The Linux Gamer — no invite went to FOSS Force, BTW — we can’t help but wonder if a System76 Steam Machine isn’t in the works.

6. DuckDuckGo Ups Ante: Gives $300K to ‘Raise the Standard of Trust’ by FOSS Force staff. Published February 15, 2017. For the seventh year in a row, the search engine that promises not to stalk your online moves puts its money where its mouth is, this year by donating $300,000 to organizations that work towards online privacy.

7. Back Yard Linux by Christine Hall. Published February 9, 2017. It’s not as lonely being a Linux user as it once was. These days you’re liable to find people throughout your neighborhood using Linux.

8. Poverty Helps You Keep Technology Safe and Easy by Robin “Roblimo” Miller. Published February 9, 2017. In the technology age, there might be some before unknown advantages to living on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. The question is, do they outweigh the disadvantages.

9. Open Source Eye for the Android Guy by Robin “Roblimo” Miller. Published February 2, 2017. Android may be a free operating system, but unlike GNU/Linux, keeping it free is next to impossible if you want to make it useful.

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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