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June 1st, 2016

May’s Top Ten

These are the ten most read articles on FOSS Force for the month of May, 2016.

1. A Truly Easy New User Linux Distro? Let’s Get Serious by Ken Starks. Published May 10, 2016. Is disk partitioning a stumbling block to the new user installing Linux for the first time?

2. Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos by Christine Hall. Published May 30, 2016. We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here’s how it handled, out in traffic and on the track.

3. Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub: FOSS Force staff report. Published May 25, 2016. A familiar face to open source conference goers, Jono Bacon has left his post as director of community at GitHub after only six months.

4. Linus Torvalds Talks Careers in Linux and FOSS by Phil Shapiro. Published May 3, 2016. In a brief training video from the Linux Foundation, Linus Torvalds shares why he’s passionate about Linux and open source software.

5. Bodhi Linux 3.2.1 With Moksha: Another Path to Enlightenment by Christine Hall. Published May 19, 2016. Our look at Bodhi Linux’s latest and greatest.

6. SourceForge Tightens Security With Malware Scans: FOSS Force staff report. Published May 17, 2016. After taking down the controversial DevShare program in early February, the new owners of SourceForge have begun scanning all projects it hosts for malware in an attempt to regain trust that was lost by the site’s previous owners.

7. Surprise! Microsoft Ending Free Upgrades to Windows 10 by Christine Hall. Published May 9, 2016. The end-of-life is coming July 29 to Microsoft’s free upgrade-to-Windows 10 scheme. After that, the operating system won’t be cheap.

8. The Anatomy of a Linux User by Ken Starks. Published May 31, 2016. Some new GNU/Linux users understand right away that Linux isn’t Windows. Others never quite get it. The best distro designers strive to keep both in mind.

9. PBS Digital Studios Asks “Should Everything Be Open Source?” by Phil Shapiro. Published May 6, 2016. The DMCA doesn’t just make it illegal for you to circumvent DRM to rip and burn a DVD of “War Games” or to install a pirated copy of Windows. It also can make it illegal for you to repair or modify things you own.

10. Building an Artificial Pancreas Using a Raspberry Pi by Phil Shapiro. Published May 20, 2016. Open source is providing the ways and means for amazing and affordable advances in health care, and letting people take charge of their health in the process.

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