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Reflections On the Day

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I have not paid attention to my birthday for over 30 years.

Personally, I think it’s a bit arrogant of me to put any significance on this random day or to even acknowledge it as anything other than just another day. I don’t think this way about other people’s birthdays. I celebrate with them on their special days. It’s just that on my birthday I would just as soon go about my bid’ness like I [...]

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The Trouble With Android

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I hope there are no marketers in heaven, who create demand for profit while claiming they’re only “giving the public what they want.”

What would you do if you were offered a choice between a carrot or a bar of candy? I don’t know about you, but I’m taking the candy, even though I definitely really, really need the carrot’s vitamins, roughage and other goodness and don’t need the candy at all. But if you [...]

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August’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of August, 2014.

1. When Linux Was Perfect Enough by Christine Hall. Published August 3, 2014. Linux might be better than ever, but that doesn’t keep some Linux users from complaining.

2. When the Police Can Brick Your Phone by Christine Hall. Published August 16, 2014. Laws designed to protect mobile devices from theft could be used by the police against protesters.

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Did Red Hat’s CTO Walk – Or Was He Pushed?

Brian Stevens formerly of Red HatIt’s hard to believe the official story coming out of Raleigh, that CTO Brian Stevens abruptly resigned his position at Red Hat on Wednesday “to pursue another opportunity.” The company is being mainly mum on the subject, only offering a terse three sentence announcement on their website.

Red Hat seems to want us to believe Stevens left on his own in pursuit [...]

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It’s All Linux Under the Hood

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The user base for Linux has changed dramatically over the past five years or so, which is yet another sign that the OS is gaining traction on the desktop.

Twelve years ago, when I first started using Linux, about the only people firing up the penguin to accomplish day to day chores were hard core technological geeks. The command line ruled, so much so that many Linux users knew more bash commands than words in [...]

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