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

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

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

Inboxer – An Unofficial Google Inbox Desktop Client

Full Article : OSTechNix – There is no doubt that Gmail is most popular and most-widely used free Email service provided by Google. The users can access Gmail on the web and through mobile apps for Android and iOS, as… The post Inboxer – An Unofficial Google Inbox Desktop … 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

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

Arch Linux Ends Support for 32-Bit Systems

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Arch Linux joins the growing list of Linux distributions that terminated support for 32-bit systems. Arch Linux has ended support for i686 architecture i.e 32-bit systems. This is not a sudden decision because an announcement was made in January this year. Decreasing popularity was … Read more

A Tale of Two Arches: ArchLabs and ArchMerge

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: The rapidly growing Archlabs Linux distribution has split into two as the developers clash. As a result, we now have a new Linux distribution called ArchMerge.  Distros are made by teams. Sometimes those teams don’t get along. This is the story of … Read more

Lightweight Linux Distribution antiX-17 Released!

Full Article : It’s FOSS – One of the best lightweight Linux distributions, antiX has just released its latest version, antiX-17 code-named “Heather Heyer”. The new release is based on Debian 9.2. Like Devuan Linux, antiX is one of the systemd-free Linux distributions.  AntiX-17 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit … Read more

Ubuntu’s Parent Company Canonical is Heading for an IPO

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Earlier this year in April, Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu, announced that they would be making some major changes. One of the biggest changes was the end of development for the Unity desktop and Canonical’s mobile efforts. There were also a large number … 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

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

Ubuntu 17.10 Released: Most Exciting Ubuntu In Years

Full Article : FOSS Post – Canonical finally announced the release of Ubuntu 17.10, the latest and most modern Ubuntu release so far. However, unlike many other releases, the Artful Aardvark can fairly be considered to be one of the most exciting Ubuntu releases ever. Following Canonical’s announcement few … Read more

XikiHub: The Social Command Line

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: A new Linux project named XikiHub has been spotted on Kickstarter. It aims to add a social community feature right into the Linux command line. In 2014, Craig Muth developed an open source alternative shell called Xiki (executable wiki) which combined shell and GUI … 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

Atari is Launching a Linux Based Retro Gaming Console Called Ataribox

Full Article : It’s FOSS – Brief: Atari has just announced a new retro gaming console based on Linux. It will be available in Spring 2018 and is expected to cost between $249-$300. The good old gaming company Atari is back in news. They are planning to launch a … 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

GNOME and KDE Join Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Party

Full Article : It’s FOSS –   Brief: Purism is making a true Linux smartphone called Librem 5. KDE and GNOME have just lent their support for Librem 5. You probably already know that Purism has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to create a Linux smartphone. The goal … Read more

Green Recorder 3.0 Released With Huge Updates

Full Article : FOSS Post – Green Recorder is a simple desktop recorder which we develop for Linux systems. It supports both Xorg and Wayland (GNOME session). It’s built using Python, GTK+ and ffmpeg. Released under GPL 3. The new version includes the following set of updates: GIF format … Read more

Bassel Khartabil, OSS Contributor, Confirmed Dead in Syria

Full Article : FOSS Post – Bassel Khartabil is a former Creative Commons ambassador in Syria and a Mozilla contributor. He contributed to a lot of open source projects worldwide which includes Firefox, Wikipedia, Openclipart, Font Library, Fabricatorz and a lot more. After the start of the Syrian Revolution … Read more