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The Free Software Foundation loves this laptop, but you won't

Sure, all the software--right down to the firmware!--is free and open in the LibreBoot X200. But it's still a refurbished 2008 laptop, and indicative of deeper problems in the state of truly open hardware.

Watch out DirectX 12! Valve, Khronos to reveal next-gen OpenGL successor at GDC

Details about glNext, the next-gen OpenGL successor, will be revealed at GDC in March. Should DirectX 12 and AMD's Mantle be scared?

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Purism's high-end, open software-stuffed Librem 15 laptop hits crowdfunding goal

Purism reaches its fund raising goal and will build laptops that could eventually be free of proprietary software.

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Purism Librem 15 Linux laptop blends high-end hardware with totally free software

Purism wants your help making an uncompromisingly high-end Linux laptop with uncompromisingly free software inside.

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Open document formats campaign backed by Europe's digital commissioner

“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use a particular company’s technology to access government information.”

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A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP

GIMP is a great open-source alternative to Photoshop if you're not willing to spend the big bucks on Adobe's software. Here are three common tasks you can accomplish with it.

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Hands-on with the Samsung Z, a Tizen-based phone that mimics Android

If it looks like an Android phone and works like Android OS, it must be an Android clone.

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Tech giants throw money at OpenSSL in response to Heartbleed

Crucial open-source projects including OpenSSL will get at least $5.4 million in funding over three years.

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In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

The Heartbleed bug was a wake-up call for the tech world: major companies benefiting from open source projects like OpenSSL are better off paying a pittance to support their development.