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A Conversation With the Award-Winning Rikki Endsley

Rikki Endsley

She won an award last month at OSCON, which means she really and truly is “the award-winning Rikki Endsley.”

The FOSS Force Video Interview

Rikki Endsley is modest enough that calling her “the award-winning Rikki Endsley” makes her blush. But it’s true. In May, 2016, she won an O’Reilly Open Source […]

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Ubuntu’s Got Tablet, Fedora’s Kernel Decision & More…

FOSS Week in Review

Also included: OSCON folds tent, Pinguy developer might pull plug, Libreboot joins with GNU, Arch and Fedora repository news, and a new version of the Pi Zero.

Back in the hippie days there was a lot of talk about plastic people, which would be fake people. Back in those […]

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Opera ‘Power Saving Mode’ Extends Battery Life 40-50%

Opera logo

Numbers supplied by Opera show that the browser’s new Power Saving Mode, currently found only in developer builds, can considerably extend laptop battery life.

The folks behind the free but proprietary Opera browser announced today that the latest developer build includes Power Saving Mode, a new feature that the company claims can extend […]

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Goldman Sachs Talks Open Source

Don Duet Goldman Sachs

The Video Screening Room

As you might expect for someone who is constantly surrounded by bankers, Don Duet uses the term “intellectual property” a lot — but it’s good to know that Wall Street is investing in sharing.

Goldman Sachs doesn’t get a lot of positive press these days (for good reason), but […]

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Jeremy Sands: Southern Fried College Football and Down-Home Linux

Jeremy Sands SouthEast LinuxFest

The FOSS Force Video Interview

The SouthEast LinuxFest started at Clemson University in 2009. These days it’s in Charlotte, N.C., and hopes to host more than 1,000 people June 10-12, 2016. We had a little video chat with Jeremy Sands, who’s in charge of the event.

This is not the first time FOSS […]

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Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0

Lumina Desktop screenshot

Larry the BSD Guy The BSD licensed Lumina Desktop aims to release version 1.0 in July.

It appears the sun is rising on Lumina.

Ken Moore, the lead developer for the BSD-based Lumina Desktop Environment, announced that another step towards the release of a full-fledged desktop environment for BSD variants (and Linux distros, for that […]

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Getting LibreOffice to Do the Write Thing

LibraOffice "save as" screen

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 […]

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