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Skype Finally Recognizes the Linux Market

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Skype has announced an alpha version of a new client for Linux. Given Skype’s ownership by Microsoft, will Linux users care?

Breaking News

So Skype on GNU/Linux is finally getting something of an upgrade. This will be welcome news for some. Others will mumble “not on my machine” and go about […]

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OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud

OnlyOffice

Tatiana Kochedykova

If you’re looking for a free and open source replacement for the convenience and functionality offered by the likes of Google Docs and Office 365, you might want to take a look at OnlyOffice.

OnlyOffice is a web-based open source productivity suite for document collaboration, sharing, and management, project management, client […]

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LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It’s Almost Deja vu All Over Again

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It’s easy to be tempted to draw a parallel between the recent fork of ownCloud by Nextcloud and The Document Foundation’s fork of OpenOffice six years ago. Slight differences are there, but they’re probably meaningless.

There are more than enough similarities between the recent forking of ownCloud to Nextcloud and the creation of […]

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Needed: A Linux Three in One Distro

Linux desktop, Chromebook, mobile distro

If FOSS is to have a future, we must embrace both mobile and the Chromebook model and develop a distro that’s equally at home on a phone, a low resource cloud based computer and on a traditional PC.

Op-ed

When Linus Torvalds started work on Linux, his purpose wasn’t to reinvent […]

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DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big

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An unadorned search page that loads fast. Search results combined from a number of sources. No sponsored search results to get in the way of the real ones. And they don’t collect personal information or track you in any way. Some people, including most of us here at FOSS Force, think DuckDuckGo is the […]

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Microsoft’s BSD, SourceForge’s Speed Test & More…

SourceForge's Speed Test

Also included: Maru OS brings Android/Debian convergence, three new distro releases, Google making Android more proprietary and EFF asked to investigate Miscrosoft.

FOSS Week in Review

Here I am, sitting at the FOSS Force table in the land of the not-so-deep-south. I’m in Charlotte, in the northern Carolina, 33 miles exactly […]

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ownCloud Forked as Nextcloud & More…

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Also included: Four new distros, the quote of the week, Steam Machine lacks steam, Ubuntu’s tool for making Snaps, and ArchAssault changes its name.

FOSS Week in Review

The week ahead looks exciting. Again this year, I’ll be going to the SouthEast LinuxFest and will be turning in reports from the conference. Also, […]

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A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

Chromebook running Android app

The Video Screening Room

While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

When Google announced this week that future Chromebooks (and some current ones) will […]

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