These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of December, 2014.
1. HP’s ‘The Machine’ & the Future of Linux by Christine Hall. Published December 15, 2014. HP is developing Linux++ as part of a developer tool set for an exciting new computer hardware design.
2. A Devuan and A-two… by Larry Cafiero. Published December 3, 2014. Commentary on the systemdless Debian fork, Devuan.
3. Teaching Linux in the Dark by Ken Starks. Published December 23, 2014. When you “fix” someone’s malware ridden Windows box by wiping Windows and installing Linux, do you really need to tell them what you’ve done?
4. The Ongoing Wars Against Free Tech by Christine Hall. Published December 4, 2014. Hint: The enemies of free tech are the same as the enemies of a free society.
5. Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015 by Larry Cafiero. Published December 19, 2014. A tongue-in-cheek look ahead through a cracked and broken crystal ball at what 2015 holds in store.
6. Welcome to the Pre-Post-PC Era by Larry Cafiero. Published December 24, 2014. Is the “Post PC Era” real, or is it all just media hype?
7. Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE by Larry Cafiero. Published December 5, 2014. This Week in Review looks at OpenStack’s Zuul, the Rebecca release of Linux Mint and the upcoming Southern California Linux Expo.
8. MPAA Wants to Use DMCA to Effectively Bring Back SOPA by Christine Hall. Published December 18, 2014. The MPAA has a plan to protect its copyrights which might break the backbone of the Internet.
9. Despite Rumors, Xfce Alive & Kicking by Larry Cafiero. Published December 31, 2014. As Mark Twain might say, the stories on the death of Xfce are premature.
10. Linux Distros: What’s in a Name? by Larry Cafiero. Did you ever wonder how Linux distros get the cute names for their different versions? Our ace reporter gives you the scoop.