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Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

Matt Hartley

The FOSS Force Video Interview

It would be difficult to find anyone who’s been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn’t familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we’d invite him along for a video interview to see what he’s really like.

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Building an Artificial Pancreas Using a Raspberry Pi

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The Video Screening Room DIY health care is here. Open source is providing the ways and means for amazing and affordable advances, like an artificial pancreas built using a Raspberry Pi, and letting people take charge of their health care in the process.

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Jeff Hoogland Talks Bodhi Linux, Enlightenment, Moksha and ‘Magic the Gathering’

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The FOSS Force Video Interview

Just a few days before releasing Bodhi Linux 3.2.1, Bodhi’s founder and lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, took time out to sit down for this up close and personal chat with FOSS Force’s resident video interviewer Robin Miller.

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Learning OpenToonz the Easy Way

Phil Ray OpenToonz tutorial

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Especially when dealing with a visual art, it might be easier to see how it’s done rather than read about it.

Some of the OpenToonz animation software tutorials being uploaded to YouTube are excellent. I’m fond of Phil Ray’s explainer videos — especially this one.

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Government Analytics Forum: Handling Big Data With Apache Spark

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If you’re like us, your eyes glaze over whenever the subject of big data or Hadoop comes up. Watch this video and you’ll be able to join the conversation the next time the subject is broached.

When you’re talking big data analysis, you’re almost always talking open source. Apache […]

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PBS Digital Studios Asks ‘Should Everything Be Open Source?’

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The DMCA doesn’t just make it illegal for you to circumvent DRM to rip and burn a DVD of ‘War Games’ or to install a pirated copy of Windows. It also can make it illegal for you to repair or modify things you own.

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Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS

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In this brief training video from the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds shares why he’s passionate about Linux and open source software.

Back in 1991, a Finnish graduate student had an itch he needed to scratch — and Linux was thereby born. Hear how Linus Torvalds today feels about the […]

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Learn Perl Online for Free

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You don’t have to invest a fortune to get started learning a programming or scripting language. Don’t believe it? Take a look at this free and easy to understand tutorial for learning Perl.

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