Schlagwort: floss

Tweaking elementary

After following the project ever since its early days, I’ve been using elementaryOS for more than a year now, almost continuously, on my day-to-day working laptop and several…

Android, FLOSS and end user support

I’ve been using Android based smartphones for a while, spent most of the time ever since the mid-1990s using GNU/Linux and SoftwareLibre applications and kept on trying to…

Edge, Chromium and web monoculture?

The last few days it made the news that apparently Microsoft is about to ditch its latest browser approach, “Edge”, in favour of developing something new for the…

LibreSaaS (revisited)

“With Microsoft acquiring github a few days ago, distrust in large platforms and platform operators in parts of the community once again gets even worse than it has been before, following events such as Facebooks Cambridge Analytica affair. Looking around in my tech filter bubble which is pretty much dominated by people from a FLOSS, security, privacy background, there seems only one valid way of dealing with such issues once and for all: Decentralize, at all costs. Run your own software, host your own data, keep everything you need under your own control. Plain and simple. And, same as plain and simple: I don’t think that’s going to work. …”

Years of Linux and FLOSS desktop?

Recently, and once again, I have stumbled across someone (more or less) claiming the Year Of The Linux Desktop (wonder whether the acronym YOTLD already made it through)…