Columns Index

Long Term Support vs Rolling Linux Release
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on February 08, 2016
There are pros and cons to an LTS distro release yet they remain a solid option for a variety of reasons.
LibreOffice Online Takes Another Step Forward
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on February 03, 2016
A quiet announcement has more importance than you might think, offering the potential for major movement forward for LibreOffice.
Computers Are Learning To Tell Jokes
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on February 01, 2016
At IBM Connect, artificial intelligence is tackling the mystery of humor.
Could Linux Mint Replace Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on February 01, 2016
Linux Mint has become a contender, though it’s not advisable for a Linux newcomer.
The Linux Foundation and the Uneasy Alliance
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on January 27, 2016
Linux works best when the community and corporations are working together.
Davos 2016 Recap: How the World Views Big Data
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on January 26, 2016
The CEO of a Silicon Valley-based Big Data startup reports on how the community of world leaders perceives the potential of Big Data.
My Linux Story: The Big Switch
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on January 25, 2016
A longtime Linux expert talks about his early days with the open source operating system.
Cyber Insecurity In 2016: We Are Not Ready
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on January 21, 2016
Tech security remains a very real worry as we head into the new year.
7 Truths that Open Source Struggles With
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on January 19, 2016
Open source has performed miracles, but it still needs to face up to a few ongoing struggles.
What a Linux User Misses From Windows
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on January 18, 2016
A longtime Linux partisan admits that, while he loves the open source desktop, he does miss a few things from the Windows world.
The Future of the Free Software Foundation: Your Input Requested
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on January 12, 2016
The FSF is surveying computer users in an effort to renew its relevance, asking users for input on all manner of free and open source software issues.
Best Linux Distros For Newcomers
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on January 11, 2016
The best Linux distro for new users is one that combines ease of use with a full-featured tool set in a secure environment.
Dell’s Big Success at CES
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on January 08, 2016
Hiring Josh Brener to help with its presentation helped Dell make a big bang at CES.
7 Reasons Why Debian is the Dominant Linux Distro
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on January 06, 2016
Debian remains the premier Linux distribution for a variety of compelling reasons.
The Android Fragmentation Problem
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on January 04, 2016
Is Android fragmentation a deal breaker for you? There are ways to work around it.
Rating KDE Applications: Great to Not too Good
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on December 30, 2015
KDE applications run from the second to none to those to avoid at all costs.
Where Ubuntu (and others) Went Wrong
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on December 29, 2015
Ubuntu has lead the way in promoting Linux, yet it hasn't done everything perfect.
The Year of Crowdfunded Open Source Small Businesses
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on December 21, 2015
The ways that crowdfunding is affecting open source business isn't making as many headlines as it should.
2015's Notable Tech Executives and Employees
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on December 18, 2015
These men and women were given jobs that seemed nearly impossible—and they did them.
Why Use Open Source Software?
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on December 14, 2015
The reasons to choose open source are numerous, ranging from the practical to the philosophical.