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

LXLE Review: A Hassle-free Linux for Older Hardware

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: LXLE is a lightweight Linux distribution mainly focused on older systems. John takes it for a test drive and shares his experience in this LXLE review. If you visit It’s FOSS often, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Arch-based distros. … Read more

Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important

Full Article : It’s FOSS – One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (IA-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more … Read more

How to Install Arch Linux [Step by Step Guide]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: This tutorial shows you how to install Arch Linux in easy to follow steps. Arch Linux is a x86-64 general-purpose Linux distribution which has been popular among the DIY enthusiasts and hardcore Linux users. The default installation covers only a minimal base … 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

Vivaldi is Now Available for Raspberry Pi and Other Linux-based ARM Devices

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Vivaldi web browser has released an experimental version for Linux based ARM devices. This means that you can now use it on your Raspberry Pi. The Vivaldi web browser can now be used on recent models of Raspberry Pi and on other … 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

Top 20 GNOME Extensions You Should Be Using Right Now

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: You can enhance the capacity of your GNOME desktop with extensions. Here, we list the best GNOME extensions to save you the trouble of finding them on your own. GNOME extensions are a major part of the GNOME experience. These extensions add … Read more

30 Best Linux Games On Steam You Should Play in 2017

Full Article : It’s FOSS – When it comes to Gaming, a system running on Windows platform is what anyone would recommend. It still is a superior choice for gamers with better graphics driver support and perfect hardware compatibility. But, what about the thought of gaming on a Linux … 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

LosslessCut is a Ridiculously Simple Video Cutter for Linux

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: If you want a no-nonsense tool that just lets you cut parts of your videos, give LosslessCut a try. It’s an effortless video splitter for Linux. There are a number of video editors available for Linux. You can use them for professional … Read more

GameShell is a Game Boy Styled Retro Gaming Console Based on Linux

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Feeling nostalgic about that Game Boy of your childhood and all those games you played on it? GameShell aims to bring it back to you. Like most of us, perhaps you owned a Game Boy or a device like that. You spent … Read more

Easily Upgrade Ubuntu to a Newer Version with This Single Command

Full Article : It’s FOSS – zzupdate is an open source command line utility that makes the task of upgrading Ubuntu Desktop and Server to newer versions a tad bit easier by combining several update commands into one single command. Upgrading an Ubuntu system to a newer release is not a … Read more

Use Evernote on Linux with These Tools

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Since Evernote doesn’t have an official client for Linux, we list the best unofficial Evernote clients for Linux.  Evernote is a popular note-taking app with online synchronization and backups. Users can create a note with text and images, audio clips or with … Read more

8 Privacy Oriented Alternative Search Engines To Google in 2017

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: In this age of the internet, you can never be too careful with your privacy. Use these alternative search engines that do not track you. Google – unquestionably being the best search engine out there, makes use of powerful and intelligent algorithms … Read more

Hands on With elementary OS Powered Centurion Nano Laptop by Alpha Store

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: We take the elementary OS powered Centurion Nano laptop for a test ride. And it seems to be a decent, value for money device. We were recently contacted by Alpha Store to test their new Centurion laptop products. What? Yet another confidential … 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

Interview with FreeDOS Founder and Lead Dev Jim Hall

Full Article : It’s FOSS – This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the FreeDOS project. To help celebrate those many years and help raise awareness for the project, I connected with Jim Hall (FreeDOS founder and lead developer) and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers. … Read more

How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux [Complete Guide]

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Step-by-step beginner’s guide to installing TeamViewer on Linux. It also explains how to use TeamViewer on Linux. TeamViewer is a remote desktop application primarily used to connect to a different system quickly and securely. It lets you remotely connect to someone’s desktop, … Read more

Call for Papers is now Open for Univention Summit 2018

Full Article : It’s FOSS – On February 1 and 2, 2018, about 300 IT professionals from software developers, cloud service providers and value-added resellers will have network opportunities and knowledge transfer sessions with Open Source users at the Univention Summit in Bremen. This summit is organized by Univention. … 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

Linux Kernel 4.14 is Here! First Kernel to be Supported for Six Years

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Linux Kernel 4.14 is here. It is a long-term support release and as stated earlier, it is the first Linux Kernel that will be supported for six years. Until now Linux Kernel LTS versions were supported for two years. As usual, Linus Torvalds announced … Read more

ProtonMail: An Open Source Privacy-Focused Email Service Provider

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Have a look at ProtonMail, a secure, privacy-focused email provider that you can use as an alternative to Gmail. I, like most people in 2017, use email every single day. I, also like most people in 2017, have several email addresses that I … Read more

The Truth About the Intel’s Hidden Minix OS and Security Concerns

Full Article : It’s FOSS – If you have an Intel-chipset based motherboard, there are great chances it is equipped with the Intel Management (Intel ME) unit. This is not new. And concerns regarding the privacy issue behind that little know feature were raised for several years. But suddenly, … Read more