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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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Distro or Desktop? You Say Both

Distro or Desktop Poll Results

The FOSS Force Poll

Inquiring minds wanted to know, so we asked. When choosing what to run on a machine — we’re talking computing machines running GNU/Linux here — what’s more important, the choice of distro or which desktop environment to run? We began asking the question among ourselves several weeks back when we were […]

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