The U.S. presidential candidates on technology, privacy issues

The U.S. presidential candidates on technology, privacy issues

Where the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates stand on U.S. citizens’ privacy, open source software usage and Edward Snowden.

09/26/16

Linux's lack of software is a myth

Linux's lack of software is a myth

If you think Linux lacks software, Bryan Lunduke is here to tell you you’re wrong. There’s nothing you can’t do on a Linux-powered computer.

09/14/16

Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days

Debian Stable 8.5: Like Ubuntu's early days

Debian Stable 8.5 is a stable and fast Linux distribution, but it’s a bit stale.

09/12/16

I have all the code—now I want to hug a free software developer

I have all the code—now I want to hug a free software developer

Should the internet be wiped out, Bryan Lunduke could continue to work. He has all the source code to build the software powering his PC.

08/31/16

Why does Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation get so much hate?

Why does Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation get so much hate?

Feelings run strong when it comes to Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation—love, hate and sometimes both equally.

08/30/16

Why are GitHub and WordPress.com censoring content?

Why are GitHub and WordPress.com censoring content?

The internet is known for free and rapid dissemination of information, but lately services such as GitHub and WordPress.com have been censoring content.

08/23/16

The U.S. government now has an open source policy—but it doesn't go far enough

The U.S. government now has an open source policy—but it doesn't go far enough

The U.S. government’s Federal Source Code policy would be better if it mandated all agency source code be released under an open source, free software license to the public.

08/11/16

The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go

The CIA, NSA and Pokémon Go

Before playing Pokémon Go, consider the data the game has access to, the history of Niantic Labs and its connection with the CIA and the NSA.

07/22/16

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquaris M10 tablet: Almost amazing

BQ Aquaris M10, the first Ubuntu-powered tablet to ship, has some shortcomings, but the fact that it runs traditional Linux desktop applications will make many Linux users happy.

07/21/16

Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Living completely in a Linux terminal isn’t easy, but it’s doable. Learn how to handle common computer functions, including web browsing, email, word processing and social media, all without a GUI.

07/06/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

Living completely in a Linux shell was too painful, but it was a revealing experience—something all software developers should try. It could lead to their creating lighter, faster software.

06/30/16

Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

Canonical implies it is collaborating with just about every major Linux distribution for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.

06/28/16

30 days in a terminal: Days 6-8 — The slow descent into madness

30 days in a terminal: Days 6-8 — The slow descent into madness

Living entirely in a text-only Linux shell is totally, completely doable. You’ll be miserable as hell, but it is doable.

06/24/16

30 days in a terminal: Days 2-5 — Social media in shell

30 days in a terminal: Days 2-5 — Social media in shell

Using social media in a GUI-free world is possible, but it can be painful. Learn how Bryan Lunduke got Twitter, G+ and Reddit running in a Linux shell.

06/20/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

30 days in a terminal: Day 1 — The essentials

The first thing to do when going GUI-free is get the essentials—email, word processing, web browsing and instant messaging—set up. Mission accomplished—but it wasn't easy.

06/16/16

30 days in a terminal: Day 0 — The adventure begins

30 days in a terminal: Day 0 — The adventure begins

Is it possible to live 100% in a Linux shell—with no GUIs? Bryan Lunduke is going to find out. This post documents the beginning of his 30-day adventure.

06/15/16

App stores and Linux repositories: Maybe the worst ideas ever

App stores and Linux repositories: Maybe the worst ideas ever

Linux software repositories have many benefits. But, like what happens in app stores, companies end support for them and your system stops getting updates.

06/13/16

Review: LiveCode 8 is freaking incredible

Review: LiveCode 8 is freaking incredible

The new LiveCode visual software development environment, available as open source, is easy to use and powerful.

06/06/16

Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is nearly perfect

Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop is nearly perfect

The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop has a good battery, has a great screen, is sturdy, is fast and, most important, supports (and ships with) Linux.

05/31/16

Open source is in our DNA

Open source is in our DNA

The same thing that compels us to make Linux free and open source is in our DNA and many of humanity's greatest achievements.

05/26/16

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