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Italian Military Goes LibreOffice, HBO Abuses DMCA & More…

Jonathan Schwartz

FOSS Week in Review

Also, eight new distro releases, CoreOS raises another $28 million, Mint drops codecs and the women of open source.

The most reported FOSS story this week was the beginning of the court fight instigated by Oracle against Google over Android’s Java implementation. Most interesting as the proceedings get going […]

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Government Analytics Forum: Handling Big Data With Apache Spark

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The Video Screening Room

If you’re like us, your eyes glaze over whenever the subject of big data or Hadoop comes up. Watch this video and you’ll be able to join the conversation the next time the subject is broached.

When you’re talking big data analysis, you’re almost always talking open source. Apache […]

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Opera ‘Power Saving Mode’ Extends Battery Life 40-50%

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Numbers supplied by Opera show that the browser’s new Power Saving Mode, currently found only in developer builds, can considerably extend laptop battery life.

The folks behind the free but proprietary Opera browser announced today that the latest developer build includes Power Saving Mode, a new feature that the company claims can extend […]

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Firefox Lets Users Try New Features With ‘Test Pilot’

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Mozilla seeks user feedback with a new project that gives users a chance to take planned features for a test flight.

On Tuesday Mozilla announced a new program for Firefox that allows users to try features that are in the works but not yet ready for prime time. The news of the new […]

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Slices of Raspberry Pi

Timothy Peake

The Raspberry Pi Report

Covered in this report: The Pi gets new cameras, another U.S. Picademy, monitoring health conditions with MedPi and the AstroPi in low Earth orbit.

Quite a lot has happened in the Raspberry Pi world since my last article. From new hardware to Picademy, the past couple of weeks have […]

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ImageMagick’s ImageTragick: Exploits Not Yet Widespread

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Breaking News: Patched versions of ImageMagick now available. FOSS Force has now learned that the ImageTragick hole has been patched in versions 7.0.1-2 and 6.9.4-0. Websites using ImageMagick are urged to upgrade.

Security researchers are reporting that cracker/hackers are currently taking advantage of ImageTragick, the easy to exploit security vulnerability in ImageMagick, a popular open […]

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Goldman Sachs Talks Open Source

Don Duet Goldman Sachs

The Video Screening Room

As you might expect for someone who is constantly surrounded by bankers, Don Duet uses the term “intellectual property” a lot — but it’s good to know that Wall Street is investing in sharing.

Goldman Sachs doesn’t get a lot of positive press these days (for good reason), but […]

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A Truly Easy New User Linux Distro? Let’s Get Serious

Disk partitioning

The Heart of Linux

Is disk partitioning a stumbling block to the new user installing Linux for the first time?

I remember it clearly. Well, as clearly as my teen-year chemically fueled indiscretions will allow. It was directly after the 2.27 kernel was released. Almost overnight, it went from “wireless sucks in Linux” to […]

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