FOSS Force News Wire

No feed items found.

Building a FOSS Force Community

In the last couple of years we’ve begun to notice that in addition to the folks who visit FOSS Force on a regular basis to read our articles, we’re starting to see a community develop. We mainly see this in the comments sections at the bottom of each article, where many of you have become […]

Continue reading Building a FOSS Force Community

Ghosts in the Linux Machine

computer virus

I’ve been smug about it for years now. No, smug doesn’t really cover it. “Haughty” might be a closer match. Now there’s an old school word: Haughty. It was used in a time when every other sentence didn’t contain a hyperbolic term or a phrase.

“Man, that movie was awesome!”

No, that movie wasn’t awesome. […]

Continue reading Ghosts in the Linux Machine

SCALE 14X Is One for the Record Books

Sarah Sharp at SCALE 14x

SCALE 14x Sunday

Whew. It had over 140 exhibitors, and over 185 sessions. It had just north of 3,600 people registered for the event. It had four days of peace, love and FOSS.

That was SCALE 14X.

But we’re getting ahead of Sunday’s story.

After the cacophony of Saturday night’s Weakest Geek — Ruth […]

Continue reading SCALE 14X Is One for the Record Books

Which is More Important: Distro, Desktop…or Something Else?

Linus distro

The FOSS Force Poll

A couple of weeks back when we ran our two part GNU/Linux distro poll, a couple of commenters made a single point that, at first glance, seemed valid.

It’s not the distro that’s important to most users, they said, because most users don’t interact with the distro itself as they work […]

Continue reading Which is More Important: Distro, Desktop…or Something Else?

SCALE 14X Saturday in Pictures

marksscale1

Scale 14x Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — that covers most of you: From a press standpoint, to say that SCALE 14X was busy would be a clear understatement. While the event has pretty much ratcheted itself up to the next level, staying atop the show in my capacity as the publicity chair […]

Continue reading SCALE 14X Saturday in Pictures

Take Our Quiz: Check Your Knowledge of Linux Distros

Linux Tux

The FOSS Force Quiz

Are you a distro hopper? Are you one of those people who knows what day of the week it is because of which distro you’re using? If so, this quiz is for you. But even if you’re one of those people who finds a distro you like and sticks with it […]

Continue reading Take Our Quiz: Check Your Knowledge of Linux Distros

POSSCON Cancelled Until 2017

POSSCon 2016 email logo

POSSCON 2016

POSSCON has been cancelled. The surprise announcement was made Thursday by way of an email from IT-oLogy, the nonprofit organization which hosts the event. The conference, which focuses on the enterprise and is targeted at IT professionals who develop or use open source software, was scheduled to be held in Columbia, S.C. on […]

Continue reading POSSCON Cancelled Until 2017

What's on Your Tablet?

If the price is right, will you be considering buying a Ubuntu tablet when they're released in March?
Arch Linux Best Distro

Upcoming Events

Mar
16
Wed
all-day Great Wide Open @ Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Great Wide Open @ Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day
Corporate open source use is now at an all time high, has doubled in the last 5 years to 78%, and is growing every day. Join top technologists and decision makers as we explore open[...]
Apr
12
Tue
all-day POSSCON @ Cancelled until 2017
POSSCON @ Cancelled until 2017
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day
 
Apr
23
Sat
all-day LinuxFest Northwest 2016 @ Bellingham Technical College
LinuxFest Northwest 2016 @ Bellingham Technical College
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
LinuxFest Northwest is celebrating 17 years of service to the Free and Open Source community. Please join us by presenting at the largest, technically diverse, educational, and fun open source conferences in the Pacific Northwest.[...]
Jun
10
Fri
all-day SouthEast LinuxFest @ Sheraton Charlotte Airport
SouthEast LinuxFest @ Sheraton Charlotte Airport
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
We are all set for #SELF2016. We will once again be returning to the Sheraton Charlotte Airport on the second weekend in June from the 10th through the 12th. Our room block at the hotel[...]