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VMware Makes Open Source Move, SCALE Gets Ready & More…

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Also included: New releases for Skolelinux and Network Security Toolkit, KDE releases Plasma 5.7 and our writer eats crow.

FOSS Week in Review

A few weeks back I told you I was writing a distro review “for another website.” I did, and it’s done. And since I promised that I’d link […]

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Why GNOME 3.X Has Been Good for Linux and FOSS

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If GNOME hadn’t irked many users when it redesigned its approach to the desktop with GNOME 3, there would be fewer popular desktop environments for Linux.

I recently took my first look at GNOME 3. I’d played around with GNOME 2 a couple of times back in 2002 and 2003, not caring for […]

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Bodhi Linux 3.2.1 With Moksha: Another Path to Enlightenment

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Thursday morning we published a video interview with Jeff Hoogland, the founder and lead developer of Bodhi Linux. What better time, we figured, to take a look at the distro’s latest and greatest, which was just released last weekend.

Bodhi Linux was the first distro I ever loved.

Actually, I suppose I loved […]

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Jeff Hoogland Talks Bodhi Linux, Enlightenment, Moksha and ‘Magic the Gathering’

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The FOSS Force Video Interview

Just a few days before releasing Bodhi Linux 3.2.1, Bodhi’s founder and lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, took time out to sit down for this up close and personal chat with FOSS Force’s resident video interviewer Robin Miller.

You know Jeff Hoogland is also known as “Daddy” when you hear […]

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Ethical Hackers Unethically Hacked, Keystroke IDs & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

While Facebook and Google work to better identify you by your typing skills and Red Hat counts the bucks from its best ever year, Ubuntu finally makes it possible to launch from the bottom.

If you depend only on mainstream tech media’s coverage of FOSS, you might be excused […]

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A Usability Study of GNOME

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Gina Dobrescu and Jim Hall

“Thou shalt make thy program’s purpose and structure clear … for thy creativity is better used in solving problems than in creating beautiful new impediments to understanding.” ~ “The Ten Commandments for C Programmers” by Henry Spencer

How easily can you use your computer? Today, the graphical desktop is our […]

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‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

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FOSS Week in Review Two important Internet events happened 20 years ago this week and a web browser gets an unexpected — to us — windfall.

Jeeze. The plan when Larry passed the baton back to me for the Week in Review was to move it to late Friday afternoon. That way, I figured, I’d […]

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Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0

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Larry the BSD Guy The BSD licensed Lumina Desktop aims to release version 1.0 in July.

It appears the sun is rising on Lumina.

Ken Moore, the lead developer for the BSD-based Lumina Desktop Environment, announced that another step towards the release of a full-fledged desktop environment for BSD variants (and Linux distros, for that […]

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