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Getting LibreOffice to Do the Write Thing

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It can be difficult…coming before a large number of people, in person as well as on the Web. It can be even more difficult to bring forward a problem, when the problem may be perceived as just so much crybaby noise. But as long as the problem is important enough to merit premium black pixels […]

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A Christmas Story

Raggedy Ann dollThis story first appeared in the December 20, 2000 issue of the weekly entertainment print publication ESP Magazine.

Jenny was awakened about ten o’clock on Christmas Eve by a noise coming from the living room downstairs. She knew that it was her mother and father putting […]

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Using Paris Attacks as Excuse to Expand Domestic Spying

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It’s no surprise that Friday’s Paris attacks are already being used to push for both more and continued surveillance here in the U.S.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday speaking before a House subcommittee, making the case for expanding the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) which compelled telecom […]

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Fossetcon Call for Papers

The Second Annual Fossetcon Conference, which is scheduled to be held at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida on November 19-21 has announced its Call for Papers on the conference website. According to the site, the call is officially open until August 17, but might be extended if certain conditions, such as “speaker […]

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MS Supports SSH, Keeping Up With the Kubuntus & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

How can it be Friday already? Not that I’m complaining, but it seems like only a few hours ago I was posting a story about SouthEast LinuxFest (more on SELF below) and now I’m collecting the week’s highlights, sins and foibles and giving them to you as this week’s wrap-up.

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FOSS Force’s Future Is in Your Hands

Less than sixteen $20 contributions daily needed to meet our goal. We can do this!

100 dollar billWe’re 31 days into our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign — known as our May Pledge Drive until we extended the expiration date to June 15 — and as of this morning we’ve […]

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FOSS Reporter Blues

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Go grab some coffee and come back to visit with me. I want to explain something that is getting mixed up a bit in the re-telling.

Christine Hall runs one of the most up-and-coming Linux and FOSS websites on the web today. She pretty much runs it all by herself, working into the wee […]

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