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Christine Hall: FOSS Force’s Grandmama Frump

Grandmama Frump

All we can say is watch this interview with Christine Hall and you’ll know what we have to put up with on a daily basis — equipment that’s not quite up to par and a boss who’s a refugee from The Addams Family.

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Getting Ready for VLC 3.0

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Everything you ever wanted to know about VLC but were afraid to ask.

The Video Screening Room

VideoLAN (also called VLC) is a very popular media player available for all major technology platforms. Work is progressing towards a 3.0 release and in this new video you can meet some of the […]

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Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts

Linus Torvalds, Dirk Hohndel, LinuxCon 2016

In the last of our three part series that began last week on Linus Torvalds’ keynote interview at this year’s LinuxCon, Linux’s lead developer talks about everything from up and coming operating systems in IoT to the development process.

“You mentioned the strength of the GPL,” Dirk Hohndel said, by now about twenty […]

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Torvalds at LinuxCon Part II: Fragmentation and the GPL

Linus Torvalds, Dirk Hohndel, LinuxCon 2016

This is the second of a three part series that began last Tuesday on Linux Torvalds’ keynote interview at this year’s LinuxCon. In today’s segment, Torvalds talks about how the GPL has helped prevent fragmentation.

“Don’t get me wrong,” Linus Torvalds said, “we still argue. We’re not all happy people, we don’t love […]

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Redesigning Tor, Goodbye OpenOffice & More…

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Also included: Remembering Vernon Adams, Red Hat vs. VMware, a new distro release, openSUSE Leap and ransomware that deletes files.

FOSS Week in Review

The summer of ’16 is all but over. Good riddance. Here in my piece of the woods we’ve seen all of the 90 plus days with high […]

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David Beazley’s Keynote Talk at PyData Chicago 2016

David Beazley

One of the things we’ve noticed over the years is how enthusiastic people are about Python, which shows in this keynote address by David Beazley.

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This post-lunch screencast presentation by David Beazley is so entertaining, you can enjoy it without knowing any Python programming whatsoever. The aside […]

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Bill Pollock Publishes Books About Linux and Open Source

Bill Pollock No Starch Press

Did you know that MS Word on Linux using Wine works better than Word on Windows? Neither did we until we heard it from Bill Pollock, publisher of No Starch Press. He also answers the question: Who makes a better writer, a proprietary software user or a Linux user?

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August’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of August, 2016.

1. Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World by Christine Hall. Published August 15, 2016. The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything […]

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