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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

LinuxCon 2016

While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Op-ed

“Linux. We made it. Twenty-five years.”

With these words Jim Zemlin, the […]

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Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

Linux desktop

The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

“The desktop hasn’t really taken over the world like Linux has in many other areas…,” said Linus Torvalds in April at the Embedded Linux Conference in San […]

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SUSE Apes Oracle, Lithuania Goes LibreOffice & More…

Fedora logo

Also included: Fedora and RHEL working for better laptop support, one new distro release and All Things Open announces tentative schedule.

FOSS Week In Review

Look on the bright side. We’re a third of the way through August, meaning autumn is just around the corner. Also, Oracle’s still having trouble getting its cloud […]

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Manjaro Linux: Should You Trust Love at First Sight?

Manjaro Linux

If first impressions can be trusted, Manjaro Linux would seem to be a Linux lover’s dream. But how much can you really tell about a distro on a short test drive?

Distro of the Week

Wow! It’s a good thing I never act on love-at-first-sight impulses. About an hour ago, as […]

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Five Favorite Linux Distros

Tux Linux distros

Like everybody, we love “five best” lists. Trouble is, how can we come up with a five best list of anything when we haven’t even begun to look at them all? What we can do is list “five favorites,” like we’ve done with this list of five favorite Linux distros.

I’ve never been […]

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IBM’s Linux Birthday, Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ PSA & More…

Wi-Fi

Also included: FCC requires TP-Link to allow users to install open source firmware on routers, five new distro releases, new releases of LibreOffice and KDE Plasma, and Microsoft releases Skype 1.3 Alpha for Linux.

FOSS Week in Review

Maybe because we’re in the last 30 days or so of real summer […]

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Encrypted File Sharing Service Tresorit Offers Linux Desktop Client, But…

Tresorit Linux Client

At first glance, Tresorit’s end-to-end file sharing service looks like it might be able to overcome its proprietary nature and win favor with some Linux users. Unfortunately, the service comes with another issue that might be an insurmountable deal breaker for some.

The FOSS Force Review

On Thursday I received an […]

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Ghosts in the Voting Machines

Voting Machine

Whether or not foreign governments are planning on manipulating our election results in November, it’s past time we started taking the security of electronic voting seriously.

Op-ed

Even if it turns out that the FBI’s suspicions that Russian government forces are behind the hacking of the Democratic party turn out to […]

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