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Fedora 24, SourceForge’s Dilemma & More…

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Also included: Solus 1.2, Elementary Snaps, Microsoft fights OEM crapware and LibreOffice’s minor upgrade.

FOSS Week in Review

The biggest news this week was the much awaited release of Fedora 24.

It’s baseball season, and in baseball about this time of year talk turns to trades. Well, I’ve been traded for […]

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Joe Colantonio: ‘Why Recreate the Wheel — Use Open Source’

Joe Colantonio wants to “show you how to succeed with all your testing efforts.” He says, “Automation testing, like all development efforts, is difficult. Most projects don’t succeed.” Frankly, it’s all a little over our heads.

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In this new video, Joe Colantonio, speaking from his home in […]

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SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

SourceForge deceptive add reporting tool.

The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

It’s been about 2 1/2 years since GIMP began what became something of a mass exodus of large open source projects […]

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Canonical Goes Snap Happy, Nextcloud 9 Released & More…

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Also included: Two distros with new releases, Fedora 24 due on Tuesday and Ammon, Idaho thinks out-of-the-box.

FOSS Week in Review

When karma comes to visit, the one thing to remember is that in some way — which might even seem totally unrelated — you have some responsibility for that karmic […]

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Open Source Agriculture

Controlled environment agriculture

An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

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MIT Mechanical engineer Camille Richman explains in this TEDx talk how […]

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Ubuntu MATE Linux: It’s Not Rocket Science

Linux is not rocket science.

The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer and his experiences with Ubuntu MATE on a vintage Sony Vaio.

The Linux Gadabout

Some folks seem to be under the impression that toying with open source operating systems is harder than rocket science. Dr. David Teter, one of the smartest cats […]

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Open Source Bionics Promise: Affordably Make Lives Better

open source bionics

We already know that open source gives us better and more secure software. But with the advent of 3D printing, the open source model shows even more meaningful promise in areas like open source bionics.

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Learn about the promise and economically disrupting effect of 3D printed prosthetics […]

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft's LinkedIn plans

With today’s announcement of Microsoft’s planned purchase of LinkedIn, it appears that the business oriented social site will soon become a platform for connecting with Redmond’s proprietary products.

Are you ready for MS LinkedIn? Too bad. It’s coming. Today Microsoft announced in a press release that it’s purchasing the social network for $196 […]

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