Facebook’s open sourced plans for the Facebook Surround 360 camera system isn’t destined to be a boom for DIY enthusiasts, as it’s estimated that the cost to build one will weigh in at about 30 grand.
The Video Screening Room
Open source does not necessarily mean free or cheap. This week […]
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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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Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.
The Linux Gadabout
My trusty old Sony Vaio laptop has been saddled up with Ubuntu MATE for a little over a month […]
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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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Among other things, our Pi guy looks at the newest addition to the MagPi Essentials collection, Dave Akerman and a Raspberry Pi breaking a lofty record, and Tim Peake returning from space while leaving his Astro Pis in orbit.
The Raspberry Pi Report
Quite a few things have happened in the […]
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If FOSS is to have a future, we must embrace both mobile and the Chromebook model and develop a distro that’s equally at home on a phone, a low resource cloud based computer and on a traditional PC.
When Linus Torvalds started work on Linux, his purpose wasn’t to reinvent […]
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Open source is no longer just about the software that sits on your computer. Open methods are being used to develop everything from better automobiles to life altering medical devices.
The Video Screening Room
This inspiring short video from Red Hat, uploaded Monday to YouTube, suggests why open source methods can […]
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