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Portrait of an Everyday Computer Programmer

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The FOSS Force Interview

Software.

The majority of us in today’s work force rely on it to earn our livings. Whether we use it directly while sitting in front of a computer or by tallying a daily quota for auditors to further calculate, in one way or another, software is the key to getting our […]

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From Windows XP to Linux: Adding to the List

Yesterday on Datamation, Matt Hartley wrote what could best be described as a reminder piece about the folks using Windows XP at home or in small businesses having options when it comes to replacing that particular operating system, and that the best option — go ahead and say it with me — is Linux.

Hartley […]

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New Perks for Our Indiegogo Campaign

FOSS Force Indiegogo campaign

Hmmm… Things seem to have slowed down during the second week of our May fundraising drive.

As you might already know, on May first we began a month long Indiegogo drive to raise $6,000 to fund our site, and expand our coverage of FOSS and free tech. Right now, nearly halfway through our campaign, we’ve […]

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Symple PC’s Gift to Reglue

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Many of you may recall that two weeks ago I was lamenting our loss at Reglue of a valuable hardware donation source. The computers donated by this firm were a bit older, but we had little to do to make them ready. We just installed our KDE Mint respin and sent them out the door. […]

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Nowhere to Run or Hide in the Technology Age

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Free tech is about much more than free software. It’s more than just being able to see and modify code and deeper than the rivalry between proprietary and FOSS or Windows versus Linux. It’s not just about computers. Free tech is also about freedom and rights, and keeping our lifestyle from being destroyed by the […]

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Upcoming Events

Jun
3
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all-day LinuxCon Japan @ Chinzan-so Hotel and Conference Center
LinuxCon Japan @ Chinzan-so Hotel and Conference Center
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day
LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support[...]
Jun
12
Fri
all-day SouthEast LinuxFest @ Sheraton Charlotte Airport
SouthEast LinuxFest @ Sheraton Charlotte Airport
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
The SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Open Source Software. It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared[...]
Jun
26
Fri
all-day FUDCon APAC 2015
FUDCon APAC 2015
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
FUDCon is the Fedora Users and Developers Conference, a major free software event held in various regions around the world, usually annually per region. FUDCon is a combination of sessions, talks, workshops, and hackfests in[...]
Jul
20
Mon
all-day OSCON @ Oregon Convention Center
OSCON @ Oregon Convention Center
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent,[...]
Oct
18
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all-day All Things Open @ Raleigh Convention Center
All Things Open @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Join the world’s top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Raleigh[...]

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