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March’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of March, 2014.

1. Linux for Seniors 101 by Ken Starks. Published March 3, 2014. Reglue’s Ken Starks writes on the trials and tribulations of teaching computer skills to seniors.

2. Breaking Microsoft’s Chains by Moving to LibreOffice by Christine Hall. Published March 11, 2014. A preview of a workshop on Linux migration at the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta.

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Poll: You Mainly Use Desktops & Laptops

Desktop wins pollIt’s hard to remember that it wasn’t that long ago that we only had a couple of choices to meet our computing needs. As recently as 2007, the year before Obama was elected, someone looking for a new computer basically could choose between a desktop or a laptop. In mobile, Research In Motion offered the Blackberry, which candidate Obama was famous for using — and [...]

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WordPress Jetpack Sharing Plugin Exploited by Spammers

The sharing feature of the Jetpack plugin for WordPress is currently being exploited for the purpose of sending spam and possibly for DDOS attacks. FOSS Force became aware of this after we began looking into emails being sent to us by our server’s security system, notifying us of massive amounts of email being sent from our server. An investigation by our IT people traced the problem to the “Sharing” function of the Jetpack plugin.

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What a Layperson Can Gain From an Enterprise Open Source Conference

Here at FOSS Force we’re very proud to be an official media partner for the Great Wide Open conference that’ll be held in Atlanta next week. Because this is an enterprise conference, I don’t think I need to explain to those who work in IT the benefits of attending such an event. However, those of you who are primarily home users may think there’s nothing for you at a conference focused on professionals.

This isn’t [...]

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How Much Do You Pay Your ISP?

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On Monday Ken Starks published an article on Internet access in his neck of the woods, which is outside the Austin city limits. That got me wondering how much most of you spend each month to have the ability to read articles on FOSS Force, watch the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows and check in with your friends on your favorite social network.

Here at FOSS Force we pay $35 monthly for a [...]

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