Mozilla Says It is Raising Privacy Awareness By Violating Privacy of Users

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Mozilla’s latest Firefox release is better than Google Chrome, both in terms of speed and violating user’s privacy. Mozilla Firefox is in news this month as well. Last month, Mozilla gained praises for its extraordinary Quantum release. This month, it has been … Read more

Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers. In the recently concluded Open Source Summit in Prague, Linux creator … Read more

CrossOver 17 Release Brings Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: CrossOver is a premium tool that enables you to run several Windows applications on Linux and macOS. With the latest release of CrossOver, you can now install Microsoft Office 2016 on Linux. CrossOver team announced the release of its latest version today. CrossOver … Read more

Cry Your Heart Out as Another Linux Magazine Shuts Down

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Financial issues force Linux Journal to cease its publication after 23 long years in the market.  It’s a hard time for veteran publishers. It’s a continuous struggle to survive in this digital age when content is available free of cost on the … Read more

11 Best Black Friday Deals for Linux Users

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that should be of interest to many Linux users. The deals are on Linux gadgets, courses, books, magazines, merchandises, and servers. To the American readers of It’s FOSS, happy thanksgiving! Black Friday is here which … Read more

Linux Now Runs on All of the Top 500 Supercomputers

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Linux might be struggling for a decent desktop market share but it is definitely ruling the world of supercomputers. As per the latest report from Top 500, Linux now runs on all of the fastest 500 supercomputers in the world. The previous number … Read more

How to Use GNOME Shell Extensions [Complete Guide]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This is a detailed guide showing you how to install GNOME Shell Extensions manually or easily via a browser.  While discussing how to install themes in Ubuntu 17.10, I briefly mentioned GNOME Shell Extension. It was used to enable user themes. Today, we’ll … Read more

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu and other Linux Right Now

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The game-changing Firefox Quantum is here to reclaim the lost userbase. Here’s how to install Firefox Quantum in Linux right now. The latest version of Mozilla’s web browser Firefox is called Quantum because it’s blazing fast. It has been coded in Rust instead … Read more

How to Show Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This quick tip shows you how to display battery percentage in Ubuntu 17.10 that uses GNOME desktop environment. One of the radical new features in Ubuntu 17.10 is the introduction of GNOME as the default desktop environment. And since it is a … Read more

Zorin OS: From the Hobby Project of Two Teenagers to a Growing Startup

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Two teenagers created a Linux distribution 8 years back. Today it has become a prominent name in the Linux world. Read the story of Zorin OS. The CEO and the co-creator of popular Linux distribution Zorin OS, Artyom Zorin shares a few … Read more

How to Install Themes in Ubuntu 17.10

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This beginner’s guide shows you how to install themes in Ubuntu 17.10. The tutorial covers installation of icon themes, GTK themes and GNOME Shell themes. Newly released Ubuntu 17.10 looks good but it can be tweaked to look better. One of the reasons … Read more

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Release Date and New Features

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This is a continually updated article to inform you about Ubuntu 18.04 release date, features and everything important associated with it.  Ubuntu’s founder Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed the codename of Ubuntu 18.04. It’s called Bionic Beaver. This is not surprising considering … Read more

Use Mender to Provide Over-the-air Software Updates for Embedded Linux Devices

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Mender is an open source tool for updating your embedded devices safely and reliably, over the air. This helps to solve the problem of updating embedded and connected devices. Internet of Things and connected devices are everywhere. And though they solve a number … Read more

Linux Foundation Introduces Open Source License Agreement for Data Sharing

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: In open source philosophy, you share source code. Why not share data along the same line? That’s what Linux Foundation’s Community Data License Agreement tries to address. I am here at the first day of Open Source Summit 2017 Europe edition, in … Read more

How to Switch from GNOME to Unity in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: If you are feeling nostalgic, you can easily install Unity in Ubuntu 17.10. Here’s how to do it. The most talked about feature of Ubuntu 17.10 is the switch to GNOME. Ubuntu has done quite a good job in making Unity users … Read more

Linux Foundation is Offering a Whopping 40% Discount on Cloud Certification Courses

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The Linux Foundation is offering a whopping 40% discount on its cloud training courses on Kubernetes, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. Open Source jobs are in demand. Cloud technologies are in demand.  Put two and two together and you can guess that having … Read more

9 Recommended Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give yourself a better and smoother experience after the fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 17.10 has been released. By now, you might have seen the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and … Read more

How to Switch to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 [Quick Tip]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This quick tutorial shows you how to go back to Xorg from Wayland in Ubuntu 17.10 and vice versa. One of the main new features in Ubuntu 17.10 is the addition of Wayland as the default display server. As more and more … Read more

Interview With Linux Training Academy Founder Jason Cannon

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Since a number of It’s FOSS reader requested more information on career aspects of Linux, we are going to ask Jason Cannon, CEO of Linux Training Academy, to share his expert opinion on Linux career, certification and online courses. We’ll also talk about … Read more

Websites to Find and Download Free and Open Source Software

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: If you are looking for free and open source software, here are some websites from where you can download free software. Where can I download open source software? I have been asked this question several times and I usually have the same … Read more

Great News! LTS Release of Linux Kernel will be Supported for 6 Years Now

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Linux Kernel Long Term Support (LTS) releases will now be supported for six years instead of two. This will enable Android devices to survive four OS upgrades. Linux kernel has two kinds of releases: Long Term Support (LTS) releases and the regular … Read more

Pay Attention! Ubuntu is Officially Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit desktop images from the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. This paves the road for killing 32-bit support entirely from future Ubuntu releases.  Remember I told you about Ubuntu considering to drop 32-bit support in March this year? It seems the … Read more