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Jay Beale: Linux Security and Remembering Bastille Linux

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“Secure by design” doesn’t mean that Linux users should take a carefree approach to security. On the Internet, somebody’s always hiding behind the firewall trying to pick the lock.

The FOSS Force Video Interview

Security expert and co-creator of the Linux-hardening (and now Unix-hardening) project Bastille Linux. That’s Jay Beale. He’s […]

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Reviving Old Macs Using Linux

These days, thanks to Apple’s move to Intel about a decade back, bringing new life to an old Mac by installing your favorite Linux distro is just as easy as it is with a standard PC, as you will see in this video.

The Video Screening Room

All Macintosh computers from […]

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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

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While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Op-ed

“Linux. We made it. Twenty-five years.”

With these words Jim Zemlin, the […]

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Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

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The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

“The desktop hasn’t really taken over the world like Linux has in many other areas…,” said Linus Torvalds in April at the Embedded Linux Conference in San […]

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SUSE Apes Oracle, Lithuania Goes LibreOffice & More…

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Also included: Fedora and RHEL working for better laptop support, one new distro release and All Things Open announces tentative schedule.

FOSS Week In Review

Look on the bright side. We’re a third of the way through August, meaning autumn is just around the corner. Also, Oracle’s still having trouble getting its cloud […]

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$5 Omega2 SBC Beats $300K Stretch Goal

Omega2 SBC

The Omega2 is a quarter of the size of a credit card with a 580MH processor, 64MB RAM, 16MB flash, built-in Wi-Fi, a $5 price and with Linux preinstalled. What’s not to like about that?

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The most exciting developments in maker movement electronics is happening with low-cost […]

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STEAMpunking Linux: The Physical Computing Stack

Steampunk Conference Personality Identification Device

Rob “drtorq” Reilly

Combining steampunk with Linux and single board computers like the Raspberry Pi automatically seems like an idea fraught with cool possibilities. So does the bigger picture, which Reilly hits on in this article.

I’ve been on a quest lately to add nano-Linux boards to steampunk projects. The effort has been […]

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Dumping Windows Overboard Because Linux Does It All

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In this week’s installment, our GNU/Linux newbie decides to go all in and take the training wheels off his Linux laptop.

The Linux Gadabout

The more I use Linux, the less I like Windows.

I doubt this will be a shocker — the majority of FOSS Force readers will probably nod […]

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