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Running Linux and Chrome OS Together Using Crouton

Linux Chrome OS Chromebook

The Video Screening Room

Running a GNU/Linux distro within Chrome OS greatly increases the capabilities of a Chromebook.

Leo Laporte is a longtime technology commentator and also the host of the show “The Screen Savers,” on the TWiT Netcast Network. In this video he explains how to install Linux on a Chromebook using […]

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A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

Chromebook running Android app

The Video Screening Room

While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

When Google announced this week that future Chromebooks (and some current ones) will […]

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A Screencast Look at GalliumOS

GalliumOS logo

The Screening Room

Our video editor takes a look at GalliumOS, a distro designed especially for use on Chromebooks.

When a group of talented people get together to create a Linux distribution optimized for use on Chromebooks, a suitable way of giving thanks is to install that operating system on a Chromebook and […]

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Year of Linux Depends on How You Define Linux

Android mascot

The Heart of Linux

It didn’t happen slowly. On the contrary, it was a thunderbolt…a deep, thrumming, resounding sense of being right, of being at the right place at the right time. A sense of finding something that you knew without doubt would be important in your life. There wasn’t any need to “think it […]

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What Computer Platforms Do You Use?

The FOSS Force Poll

Star Trek Communicator computer

Photo by David Spalding

When Star Trek first hit the air back in the “swinging sixties,” that’d be the 1960s for those too young to remember, many of the […]

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Free Bassel Day, Bodhi Linux Chromebook Giveaway & More…

Bassel Khartabil

FOSS Week in Review

As the week finally becomes Friday, here are a few things that deserve mentioning in the FOSS realm:

Bodhi Chromebook Giveaway: What’s better than having a Chromebook? Having a Chromebook with Bodhi installed on it, of course. We’ll let Jeff Hoogland explain:

“Whenever I am done working with development hardware I […]

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How About a Chromebook on Steroids?

Chromebook

Jim Anderson

There’s been a lot of interesting Linux news of late. Not just GNU/Linux, but all types of Linux, Android, Chrome OS, Firefox OS, embedded (IoT), cloud computing, cars, TVs, just about anything you can think of. But truth be told, I’d like to see more Linux on the desktop — just as Linus […]

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Cloud Based LibreOffice, Facebook Reads PMs & More…

Linus Torvalds

FOSS Week in Review

In 2013, Linux hits grand slam

Now that companies are closing-out their books on the old year, it’s becoming evident that Linux devices were a big hit in 2013.

On Friday, CNET’s Brooke Crothers reported that Chromebooks, those nifty laptops running Google’s Chrome OS that let the cloud do the heavy […]

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