About

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. 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 that all the tips, tricks and tutorials are tried and tested first by me on my Dell Inspiron N4010. 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.?

Apart from solving common occurring issues in Linux, you’ll also get to know cool things you can do with Linux. You will be acquainted with various application, programs and games available for Linux. You’ll learn the latest rumbling in Open Source world. Raise the Geek inside you. Be a regular to It’s FOSS to get the latest tutorial, tips and news to make you a better Linux user.

You can subscribe to the feed, follow on Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch.

Who is behind this blog?

Hi!

I 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

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 ;)