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2014: The Open Source Tipping Pointview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: December 19view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends on Friday, December 19, from 2pm to 5pm EST (19:00 to 22:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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Print this guideview story

http://www.fsf.org – Print the double-sided flyer in color or black and white. We've just released a printable version of our online Giving Guide, which helps gift-givers choose tech gifts that respect recipients' rights as computer users and avoid those that don't. (General)

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Debian vs Ubuntu: How Far Has Ubuntu Come in 10 Years?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Ubuntu recently released 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn”, which coincides with the fact that Ubuntu is now 10 years old! The king of Linux distributions has come a long way since its inception in 2004, so it’s a good idea to go down memory lane and take a look at the journey it has gone through so far. (General)

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How to upgrade Fedora 20 Cinnamon to Fedora 21 Cinnamonview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – FedUp (FEDora UPgrader) is the recommended tool for upgrading a recent Fedora installation. It’s a very neat tool for upgrading a system and I think other distributions that don’t use a rolling release system should look at implementing one for their distribution. In this short tutorial, I’ll show how I upgraded a Fedora 20 Cinnamon desktop to Fedora 21 (Cinnamon) […] (General)

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How to install Fedora 21 Workstation Cinnamon on a Btrfs filesystemview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Aside from the GNOME 3 desktop environment, which is used in the main edition of Fedora 21, there are Spins that use other desktop environments. Notable among them is the KDE Spin. There are also Spins that use the LXDE, MATE and Xfce desktop environments. If you’re familiar with the most popular desktop environments in active development today, you must […] (General)

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How many LibrePlanet scholarships will we give?view story

http://www.fsf.org – Sandler at LibrePlanet 2014 We're excited to announce our first keynote speaker for LibrePlanet 2015: Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and co-host of the “Free as in Freedom” podcast. Ms. Sandler's closing keynotes have been a highlight at LibrePlanet, and we're so excited to have her back. (General)

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How to test-drive Ubuntu Core on Fedora 21 Workstationview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Ubuntu Core is a containerized edition of Ubuntu for Cloud deployments. A beta release was announced yesterday. (See Ubuntu Core to bring Snappy and transactional updates to the Cloud). Though there’s a similar effort from Fedora/Red Hat called Project Atomic, nothing stops you from playing with Ubuntu Core on any release of Fedora, including the most recent – Fedora 21. […] (General)

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How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Fedora 21 on a PC with UEFI firmwareview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – So Fedora 21 has been released, and my attempt to upgrade my main computer from Fedora 20 to Fedora 21 KDE failed. Since the cause is not something I could fix in a snap, I opted instead to set up a dual-boot system between an installation of Windows 8 that’s on a 500 GB hard drive and Fedora 21 KDE […] (General)