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Facebook Surround 360 Plans Released to GitHub

Facebook Surround 360

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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EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

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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Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

Popcorn noises running Pithos in Linux?

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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Is 32-bit Nearing End-of-Life at Some Linux Distros?

32-bit computer

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?

News Analysis

We have three computers that see regular duty here at FOSS Force. Two are 64-bit laptops, one […]

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June Another Great Month for the Raspberry Pi

Tim Peake ISS Astro Pi Raspberry Pi

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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Needed: A Linux Three in One Distro

Linux desktop, Chromebook, mobile distro

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.

Op-ed

When Linus Torvalds started work on Linux, his purpose wasn’t to reinvent […]

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Linux Under the Hood: Silence of the RAM

sony vaio ram upgrade

The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer who finds his diagnostic acumen sorely lacking during what should have been a simple RAM installation — thereby leaving the rest of us grateful he didn’t pursue a career in the medical field.

The Linux Gadabout

Perhaps Fred Sanford’s negative assessment of my intelligence […]

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Open Source: It’s Not Just About Software Anymore

open source development

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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