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Arch Wins First of Two Round Poll

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The FOSS Force Poll

The voting is over in the first round of our annual GNU/Linux distro poll, which sought an answer to the simple question, “What Linux distro do you currently use most?” The result was a complete surprise, at least to us. By a decisive margin, you voted for Arch Linux. The poll […]

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Closing the Book on Linux and FOSS for 2015

FOSS Week in Review

Linux Mint LogoNow that we’ve put 2015 to bed — and not a moment too soon — we’ll take one more look at the week that was and send everyone off rolling into 2016.

Linux Mint Readies for the New Year: Clem Lefebvre didn’t […]

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Debian Live Dead, Linux Ransomware & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

Larry’s away today, hiding beneath his tinfoil hat and hoping to escape the ravishes of Friday the thirteenth, so I was volunteered to write this week’s review. Sorry. Larry will return next week.

G’bye Debian Live: By now you’ve probably heard the news that evidently the Debian Live project is no […]

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LibreOffice Hits Prime Time, Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5 & More…

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FOSS Week in Review

LibreOffice 5 Ready for Prime Time: LibreOffice, the office suite of choice of yours truly and others in the FOSS field, is now in the starting blocks to take on the proprietary office suites. The Document Foundation announced this week the release of LibreOffice 5.0, with a significantly improved user interface, […]

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Announcing the Birth of Hurd

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After a 25 year gestation, Hurd has finally been born. It was a difficult birth and it’s now being kept in an incubator under the care of Debian.

For many years GNU’s always almost ready to be born operating system microkernel, Hurd, has been the butt of many jokes and Facebook memes, so it came […]

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Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…

'It's Tricky, to compile software that's right on time . . . ' The 'Run GCC' shirt and stickers from the Free Software Foundation were a hit at LinuxFest Northwest (Free Software Foundation)

FOSS Week in Review

Normally, I’d race back home after a weekend event like LinuxFest Northwest in order to get back to what is commonly, maybe tragically (okay, it’s not really that bad), known as “life as usual.” But my darling daughter wanted to visit her friends in Seattle and Portland on the way home, […]

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A Rousing Start for LinuxFest Northwest

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You were warned: I wrote on Wednesday that it would be a good idea to get your badges at the Hampton Inn at game night on Friday, in order to avoid the line on Saturday morning at registration.

So pity those who didn’t take the advice and had to wait in what was the historically […]

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