Expanding the use of free and open source software is high on the agenda of governments and organizations working to narrow the gap in access to technology. It is not only about addressing the issue of the digital divide or ...

Almost two years ago, The Document Foundation announced it was going to bring LibreOffice to the cloud. With the release of LibreOffice 5.3, that day has finally come. LibreOffice’s new MUFFIN-based interface gives users a more flexible document creation experience. ...

When Microsoft introduced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) the common refrain was that you could use it to run Linux’s beloved Bash tool but full Linux desktops were out. Turns out that wasn’t exactly true. It didn’t take long for ...

Obtaining the case. It all started while talking to a mate of mine who was searching for a Memotech MTX512, another Z80 CPU computer. I was loathing to ask Ruben for money, but knowing that I had a penchant for ...

After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM. The plan is structured around three main pillars or goals, ...

Malta is one of those places where the small size allows one to see significant migrations to GNU/Linux desktop in their full glory. Notice the ascendance of GNU/Linux in the same week that school started that year. The peak usage ...

Google Earth has been around for years, yet it still makes my jaw drop. I mean, seriously, for centuries the only way to get a “bird’s-eye” view of our planet was to spin an actual globe. Now we can “fly” ...

First of we would like to thank our friends at Malta Linux user Group, Institute of Computer Education and Canonical Ltd Who organised one of many digital workshops around the maltese islands, this time it was headed at SmartCity Malta and was ...

Owners of the Raspberry Pi have received some good news with the announcement that all of the tiny ARM computer SoC drivers are now available as open source. Better still, all of the open source drivers are vendor provided (direct from the ...

Open what? Open source is a term referred to software whose source code is freely available. this doesn’t always mean free as in no price attached, but rather the software is freely available to the public. Open source software is governed by ...