Hey, here’s the September FOSS SIG notes.
I brought home two computers from the LinuxSIG on Monday and both operate perfectly. I’m not sure what the problems were at the meeting but both have Peppermint4 installed. They will be returned soon. This was a way too easy fix. I’m still working out plans for a new fosssig website. For the time being it has only this current SIG announcement and is not operational. I do have backups so email me if you need information on something we worked on earlier.
I discussed a roadmap for a Free and Open Source computing using the MakeUseOf website. Use this site for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Here are some September FOSS links we may discuss:
- Freeware: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth What’s the difference between freeware and free software?
- About Free Software What is Free Software? The idea behind free software is that the owners and users of computing devices (computers, printers, cell phones, etc.) should be free to do what they wish with the devices they buy, and that device vendors should not be able to place limits on this.
- CleanPrint® | FormatDynamics.com
- Awesome Screenshot – Capture, Annotate and Share
- Microsoft prices Windows 8.1 starting at $119.99 Those running Windows 8 now will be able to get Windows 8.1 for free. But 8.1 will cost everyone else between $119.99 and $199.99 (for Pro).
- XBMC 13 Alpha 7 released with major new features Although the latest XBMC 13 release is an alpha version, it has a couple of important features that will make its way into the next version, such as 3D support
- Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To WorkThunderbird, the open source mail client makes its update on September 17th.
- Why The Latest iPhone Announcement Was More Significant Than You Think Another underwhelming iPhone was announced: the same size, the same basic features, and it doesn’t even make your morning cup of coffee yet. Sigh.
- This $20 app turns your cheap Kindle into a full Android tablet