Christine Hall

Freelance writer specializing in FOSS, progressive politics and culture.

Christine Hall began her career writing for newspapers and other periodicals in 1971 when she penned her first story for the Los Angeles Free Press. Through the 1970s, she was a regular contributor to numerous counter cultural “underground” newspapers and her writing was often distributed by the Underground Press Syndicate. Also during this time, Ms. Hall served for a while as Station Coordinator for CRUD, or “Radio Rochdale,” at student-run Rochdale College in Toronto, Canada. While in Toronto, she also co-founded, with Forest Fusco Jr., Stardust, a monthly science-fiction magazine.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hall was Program Director of KOCN in Pacific Grove, California, where she was also the morning drive time announcer, and hosted a weekly entertainment program on KAZU, at that time an unaffliated nonprofit listener-supported station serving the Monterey Peninsula in California. At the same time, she penned a music column for a weekly alternative newpaper and was a theater reviewer for the daily Monterey Peninsula Herald.

After returning to her native North Carolina in the middle of the 1980s, she served as Program Director for newstalk radio station WKEW, where she was also the mid-day talk show host. While at WKEW, she spent several years as a staff writer for Omega News, a monthly newspaper devoted to left-leaning politics.

Hall left WKEW in 1990 and after a brief stint writing features for Triad Style, a weekly alternative paper published by the News & Record of Greensboro, she settled-in at ESP Magazine, a weekly entertainment paper published by the High Point Enterprise. For the last eight years she was with ESP, from 1997 until 2005 when the Enterprise folded the paper, she penned a weekly column, Alternative Approaches, which became the springboard for her first website, AlternativeApproaches.com, which went online in January of 2000. During that time, she also wrote a weekly computer column, Bits & Bytes, under the name Ms. Lin MacDos.

At present, Ms. Hall is the owner and editor of FOSS Force and the political site If This Be Treason.
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Mickey Mouse Open Source, Close Call at WordPress, and More…
November, 25 2016
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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally
August, 22 2016
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No, OpenSUSE and SUSE Downloads Haven’t Been Hacked
February, 13 2017
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HPE Boosts SUSE, Rootkit Targets Linux & More…
September, 10 2016
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FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine
March, 26 2017
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Another Yahoo Security Breach Affects a Billion Accounts
December, 14 2016
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New IoT Botnet, Attackers Target Tor, and More…
December, 3 2016
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Dear CIO: Linux Mint Encourages Users to Keep System Up-to-Date
December, 22 2016
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VMware Makes Open Source Move, SCALE Gets Ready & More…
July, 8 2016
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Five Favorite Linux Distros
August, 8 2016
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Is 32-bit Nearing End-of-Life at Some Linux Distros?
July, 11 2016
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Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay
May, 11 2017
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MongoDB Ransomware Attacks Grow in Number
January, 9 2017
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How I Came to Be the Third Person in North Carolina to Hear FM Stereo
January, 2 2017
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Discord at Libreboot Over GNU Withdrawal
September, 18 2016
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Torvalds at LinuxCon Part I: The Highlights and the Lowlights
August, 30 2016
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The Great Debian Iceweasel/Icedove Saga Comes to an End
February, 27 2017
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The Future of Desktop Ubuntu
April, 15 2017
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Libreboot Reorganizes: Seeks to Make Amends
April, 5 2017
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‘Open Source’ Is Now a Word?
February, 8 2017
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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know
March, 27 2017
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Ubuntu Hacked, Linux Journal Extremists & More…
July, 15 2016
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Linux Foundation ‘Fails’ Linux Mint: Suggests Upgrade to Windows or Mac
November, 7 2016
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Encrypted File Sharing Service Tresorit Offers Linux Desktop Client, But…
August, 3 2016
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Arch Linux Based Apricity OS Shuts Down
May, 7 2017
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‘Refer a Friend’ Ransomware Program
December, 14 2016
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Talos’s $18K Linux Workstation, KDE 1 on Modern Metal & More…
October, 16 2016
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GNU Officially Boots Libreboot
January, 6 2017
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The DMCA as Ransomware
October, 27 2017
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The Linux Foundation: Not a Friend of Desktop Linux, the GPL, or Openness
April, 3 2017
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The Man Who Didn’t Invent Email Attacks Free Speech
January, 29 2017
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'Linux Journal' Sails Into the Sunset
December, 3 2017
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Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…
September, 24 2016
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Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…
July, 29 2016
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Oracle Loses Again, Red Hat Competes With FOSS & More…
July, 2 2016
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Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts
September, 6 2016
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Saying Goodbye to Net Neutrality Under Trump
December, 13 2016
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LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It's Almost Deja vu All Over Again
July, 6 2016
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Web hosting industry announcements from Web Hosting Talk.
June, 1 2018
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Libreboot Leaves GNU Claiming Gender Identity Discrimination by FSF
September, 16 2016
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Torvalds at LinuxCon Part II: Fragmentation and the GPL
September, 5 2016
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Malware Found on New Windows Computers (Not What You Think)
November, 23 2016
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Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
March, 28 2017
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SUSE Pulls 'Game of Thrones' Parody From YouTube to Foil FOSS Force
September, 4 2017
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Homicide Commits Suicide, HP Says It's Sorry & More…
October, 7 2016
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Microsoft Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon
July, 20 2016
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What Malware Is on Your Router?
November, 30 2016
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Needed: A Linux Three in One Distro
July, 4 2016
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Why I'm Unlikely to Ever Return Microsoft's Love
June, 29 2016
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SCO, the Not-Walking Dead, Returns
October, 30 2017
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