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A Breakdown Of FOSS For Students And Researchers In Academia

This article provides an overview of free and open source software (FOSS) that may be of use to students and researchers in academia, based on my own experience in psychology studies. I use Ubuntu Linux, which is a FOSS operating system, but the software discussed in this article is multi-platform; in other words, it will also run on Apple Mac OSX or Microsoft Windows. There is so much FOSS available that this article only scratches the surface, but hopefully it will give some initial pointers to readers with an academic background but no previous experience of FOSS...

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Canonical CEO: Ubuntu Tablet OS Will Battle Android, iOS

Paul Krill | InfoWorld | January 11, 2012

Jane Silber is on a mission to get the Ubuntu Linux distribution onto mobile devices and TVs, rather than be stuck on desktop PCs.

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Canonical Embeds Ubuntu Linux Into Devices to Secure IoT

Sean Michael Kerner | eWeek | January 20, 2015

The new effort will extend Ubuntu's Snappy Linux technology to help enable the Internet of things...

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EWD.js and VistA: Now With No Barriers to Entry

Over the past few weeks I’ve been busy.  Before explaining what I’ve been busy doing, I’ll start by stating my sincere thanks to Christopher Edwards (KRM Associates and Certification Manager at OSEHRA) for enhancing and extending his installer for VistA to include an option to automatically install, configure and fire up EWD.js. Read More »

French Gendarmerie: "Open Source Desktop Lowers TCO By 40%"

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission (EC) | September 30, 2013

Using an open source desktop lowers the total cost of ownership by 40%, in savings on proprietary software licences and by reducing costs on IT management. Using Ubuntu Linux massively reduces the number of local technical interventions, says Major Stéphane Dumond... Read More »

Girls' Skills Are Needed in Tech

ChickTech is based in Portland but plans to be nationwide by 2016. After interviewing Jennifer Davidson about how ChickTech gets girls involved in tech, I have high hopes it's even sooner. The non-profit targets girls who would never nominate themselves to participate in a tech workshop and who wouldn't dream of a career in tech. Why? Because they've never had someone believe their skills were valuable in that world...

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Nothing Good Is Free: How Linux and Open Source Companies Make Money

David Gerwirtz | ZD Net | November 18, 2016

We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. Last week's article on Linux for older hardware set a new record for Linux-related articles, in that I did not get even one threatening letter. I did, however, get a bunch of email asking business-related questions about Linux and open source...

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On A Mission To Make Linux As Accessible As Possible

This article details the circumstances behind my switch away from proprietary operating systems and my switch to Linux. Like many, I switched out of frustration with other operating systems and not directly because of Linux's open source model. I developed my passion for that after the switch was made. It was August 18, 2011. I had just completed the umpteenth restoration from factory of Windows 7 on my HP laptop. I had just installed the open source screen reader I was using at the time, NVDA, as well as some of the applications I used on a daily basis, such as the Mush-Z MUSHClient...

Top 5 Reasons The Ubuntu Linux Phone Might Make It

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 11, 2013

True, Ubuntu on the phone has many obstacles in its way, but it also has many things going for it as well. Read More »

Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux For The Average Joe Or Jane

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 25, 2013

Hard core Linux fans won't care for it, but for the average user the new Ubuntu desktop Linux has a lot to offer. Read More »