Friday FOSS Week in Review
Pretty fonts coming to Linux?
Most of us here at FOSS Force have been using various flavors of Linux for thirteen years or so. During that time we’ve gotten used to reading comments on the ugliness of fonts in Linux, especially when it comes to browsers.
We’ve never particularly understood [...]
Friday FOSS Week in Review
Goodbye to Fuduntu, hello to FuSE
We already knew, of course, that Fuduntu was history, that the beloved distro was to be no more, evidently due to the fact that it was becoming nearly impossible to support GNOME 2 in any sort of meaningful way. We also knew there’d been [...]
We couldn’t help but want to share this cartoon that we stumbled upon while purusing Twitter this evening. It makes fun of our favorite subject to make fun of…
— The Lazy Dog (@TheLazyDog_) April 27, 2013
Ha! How many times have you watched that exact time frame being displayed while you [...]
For the last couple of decades we’ve watched as our technology has caught up with the world of Star Trek much faster than Gene Roddenberry could ever have imagined back in the 1960s, when Kirk, Spock and the gang first rode into our living rooms, mostly in “non-living” or “dead” black and white, as [...]
Let’s say it finally happens and the big OEMs get tired of dealing with Microsoft and decide to make Windows only one choice of several on new computers. Not a world like we have now, where the likes of Dell halfheartedly offer half baked and broken installs of Ubuntu, installs that need serious tweaking before [...]
Editor’s note: When a friend of ours shared this video on Facebook today, we just about went wild. To prove a point, a geek with a pre-release version of Windows 8 sits his dad down in front of the computer and turns him loose. This is how “user friendly” Windows 8 will be:
Thursday again already? We’ve created a monster, now haven’t we? Anyway, here we go with yet another Top 10 list.
You might’ve read the news that net neutrality rules are set to become law on November 20th. Of course, how “neutral” the net becomes depends on whether you’re connecting the old fashioned way, by a [...]
Ah! Thursday! Who can we mess with using the half baked humor of our top 10 list this week?
You heard the news, we’re sure, that Ballmer & Company unveiled a preview of Windows 8 this week. We FOSS types couldn’t help but notice that the Microsofties seem to be copying more than a few [...]
Oops… You forgot it was Thursday, didn’t you? Too late, you’re here now. Time to subject yourself to another of our inane top ten lists.
Of course we couldn’t let the firing of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz slide by without getting the top ten treatment. After all, they fired her on the telephone, then she [...]