The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix.” “GNU” is pronounced g’noo, as one syllable, like saying “grew” but replacing the r with n.

The program in a Unix-like system that allocates machine resources and talks to the hardware is called the “kernel.” GNU is typically used with a kernel called Linux. This combination is the GNU/Linux operating system. GNU/Linux is used by millions, though many call it “Linux” by mistake.


How to - host your own virtual machine on Microsoft Azure

Get a free VM!!1!

How to - host your own virtual machine on Microsoft Azure This guide will help you, a NITC student host your own B1s Linux virtual machine on Microsoft Azure, for free. Create a GitHub account To get started, you will need to signup for the Github Student Developer Pack. If you don’t have one already, create a free Github account. Although you can use any email ID to sign-up, use your NITC email ID (ending with @nitc. [Read More]

DebConf'23 Kochi, India

DebConf is the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving Debian.

Debconf'23 was one of the most anticipated events held last September in Kochi, Kerala, India. The annual conference of Debian brought together experts and newcomers from almost all areas of free and open-source software. The event provided a golden opportunity for people involved in the world of free and open-source software to hang out with the individuals who build the software they use. For me personally, this included meeting 13-year-old Rudra Saraswat, the creator of blendOS and the current maintainer of Ubuntu Unity, as well as veterans like Till Kamppeter, who is referred to as the father of printing in Linux and the current manager of OpenPrinting. [Read More]

The FOSS Social Media - The Free and Open Source Software Social Media

All about FOSS

BREAK THE CHAIN, EMBRACE OPENNESS: DISCOVER THE POWER OF FOSS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. Are you tired at the mercy of big tech giants and the monopoly played by them to control over your social media experience? It’s high time you should start concerning about your data privacy. Decode Digital Democracy and embrace the power of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Social Media Platforms!! What is FOSS Social Media? FOSS social media refers to social networking platforms built on open-source software. [Read More]

Your First Steps to FOSS

Introducing FOSS Software you can use daily

A question we’re asked quite often is “How to get started with FOSS?”, and it’s really not as complicated as it may seem! Saying goodbye to proprietary software, is one of the first steps we recommend if you’re struggling to break free from the closed source maze. “Free as in Freedom” - Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is a set of software where the source code is open to the public, and everybody’s free to use the code or contribute to the project. [Read More]

Debian 12 User Review

The Universal Operating System

Debian 12 “Bookworm”: A Glimpse into the Latest Release Debian, the stalwart of the Linux world, has once again made its mark with the release of Debian 12 “Bookworm.” This highly anticipated release, under development for over a year, finally emerged on June 10th, 2023. Reliability and Beyond Debian isn’t a distribution designed to dazzle; it’s akin to a loyal friend, consistently reliable and steadfast. Unlike some cutting-edge distros, Debian will never give you up due to broken or conflicting packages and you can be confident that this distro will never let you down. [Read More]

Syncing Notes and Files via Syncthing and Joplin

A Comprehensive Guide

Syncthing and Joplin: The FOSS Way to Sync Notes In the world of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), maintaining privacy and data ownership is crucial. Traditional note-taking apps often require compromising these principles to achieve synchronization across devices. However, with the combination of Syncthing and Joplin, FOSS enthusiasts can synchronize their notes seamlessly without relying on external cloud services. Let’s explore how this powerful duo empowers users to keep their notes in sync while respecting their privacy. [Read More]

Friday Night FOSS

Overnight Hacker Session

We are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of our inaugural edition of Friday Night FOSS, a monthly mini-hackathon dedicated to collaboratively building free and open-source software. On Friday, August 11th, 2023, we witnessed a remarkable showcase of creativity, innovation, and collaborative spirit, where participants delved into refining their software ideas, exploring potential applications, and strategically planning to create a minimum viable product (MVP). Our FOSSCell members played a pivotal role as mentors, providing guidance and addressing queries, fostering a dynamic environment of learning and growth. [Read More]