Civil disobedience gets its due with the creation of a special award that was announced at last week’s Forbidden Research symposium at MIT.
News & Analysis
As one whose early early political education, after I was old enough to quit listening to my father and think for myself, came largely from […]
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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.
The FOSS Force Distro Review
Being a longtime Linux Mint user, I was happy at the end of last month […]
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Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it’s way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network
FOSS Week in Review
Here in the U.S., the big news this week came not from the world of FOSS, but from the Republican National Convention where we learned […]
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When Steve Ballmer left Microsoft, the company seemed to be losing its grip and many predicted the company would slowly slide into oblivion. The company’s latest financials show the company to be healthy, and not likely to quit being a thorn in FOSS’s side for the foreseeable future.
Common knowledge is a funny […]
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Skype has announced an alpha version of a new client for Linux. Given Skype’s ownership by Microsoft, will Linux users care?
So Skype on GNU/Linux is finally getting something of an upgrade. This will be welcome news for some. Others will mumble “not on my machine” and go about […]
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At least three Linux distros have already quit releasing 32-bit versions, and Ubuntu seems to be standing in line to do the same. Is the end at hand for 32-bit mainstream distros?
We have three computers that see regular duty here at FOSS Force. Two are 64-bit laptops, one […]
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