It’s FOSS is a blog that focuses on Open Source in general and Linux in particular.

While there are several other Linux blogs on internet, It’s FOSS specifically focuses on beginners to Linux world. It’s motto is to make your desktop Linux experience better. The aim of It’s FOSS is to increase the number of Linux desktop users and that aim is achieved by helping them to solve various issues one might encounter. Tutorials are written keeping beginners in mind with screenshots and proper steps.

If you wonder how come It’s FOSS is different from several other blogs in same arena, let me tell you one thing. All the tips, tricks and tutorials are tried and tested first by me on my Dell Inspiron N4010 in the past and Acer Aspire R13 currently. I won’t suggest you to try anything which I haven’t tried myself.

Apart from how-to tutorials, It’s FOSS also provides information on various applications available to make the Linux desktop experience better. News related to Open Source are also covered to keep the readers updated.

How can you benefit from It’s F.O.S.S.?

You can benefit from It’s FOSS in a number of ways. Most importantly:

  • learn more about desktop Linux. Be a Linux guru in your friend circle.
  • solving common occurring issues in Linux
  • get to know more about desktop Linux and its usage
  • know and discover new Linux applications and programs to use
  • know about desktop customization and beautifying your Linux desktop
  • learn about the latest happening in Linux and Open Source world
  • become a better Linux user

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Who is behind this blog?


Abhishek PrakashI am , currently working as a Software Engineer. I have a double degree (in Erasmus exchange program) in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Grenoble Institute of Technology, France and Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. I graduated from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, India in 2008 with a degree in Electronics and Communication engineering. I have worked with IBM for almost a year as an Application Developer. I have a keen interest in Linux and Open Source and I virtually live by Linux. I have contributed on many top notch technology blogs such as Make Tech Easier and RefuGeeks.

I also write on my general purpose tech blog: Computer And You.

Contact: [email protected]

Why ads?

Because nothing comes in the world for free. Kidding :) The ads are there to support the cost of hosting and maintaining the blog. Surplus income is intended for donation to several Free and Open Source Projects and to charities as well.

Donations made to different charities till date are:

Akshaya Trust: $100

You Caring West Bengal Winter Project: $100

Nepal Earthquake: $100

Read more about it here.

  • Jim Verhovec

    Impressive! This is more like how computing should be. Cost is always a problem and a divisive dilemma. I’m glad some institutions and people like you are helping curb that. Thanks.

    Jim in Ohio USA

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      Thanks for the appreciation.

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  • Steven Locurcio

    Im a great piano player. I am not a computer genius, but i love linux, and Im a noob…Pretend you are taking your first piano lesson with me and you have no idea how you play it, you start using your toes to play.. Fine, if you have the techique, but not very practical. I was a wiz at fixxing the idiotic parts of a windows desktop. Im lost in sudo commands up the yim yang…you, i assume are not. HOW THE HELL does an intellectual person who is not (thank god) a computer geek nerd learn how to do stuff like TURN OFF the annoying log in screens and passwords in linux mint 64 bit… Explain it the easy way and assume im an idiot please… I am the only one who use my computer and I dont know sudo commands. Talk slow..I love linux, Im just new..

    • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

      Hi Steven,
      Indeed any new OS baffles the user in the beginning. It is more about getting used to it. Give Linux some time and you’ll be familiar with all those little sudo commands :)
      Stay in touch 😉

  • ArbyG


    I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I am using a dual boot set up
    with Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I read through some of your suggestions on
    “14 things to do once you’ve installed…” and found them to be very

    However, I have of course been using the Software & Updates along with
    the Terminal for installing PPA’s. Since I am very new to this I may
    have inadvertently duplicated some source code or created some type of
    fragments that I am not aware of. Of particular note…the Software &
    Updates, in its for four main categories: Ubuntu, Other, etc. is
    missing a “check mark” next to the “Source Code” category. Instead it
    has a “minus” in the box. I am give to understand this denotes “some
    repositories without source code” but I am unclear as to whether this is
    a “bad” thing or just noting that not all the repositories may “load up”
    since they may contain “remarks or documentation”? Is this correct?
    OR…does this refer to the possibility that there are missing or
    corrupt sections of source code? If the latter…how do I fix this
    situation? I am hoping it can be edited and/or recompiled or just plain
    written over, if possible. I appreciate your help and look forward to
    hearing from you soon. Thank you.

    • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

      Usually I don’t check Source Code option.
      what exact issues are you facing with the updates?

  • http://www.studenton.com Amit Chaudhary

    Thankyou for contributing for Nepal Earthquake. Greetings from Nepal here.

    • http://itsfoss.com/ Abhishek Prakash

      No need to thank me for this Amit. It was least I could do.