Linux Practicality vs ActivismBy Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on June 27, 2016
Is Linux actually more practical than other OSes, or is there some higher minded reason to use it?
Chrome OS vs. Endless OSBy Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on June 06, 2016
Whether the Endless OS can top Google’s Chrome OS is matter of personal preference – but Endless’s version of Ubuntu GNOME clearly has its advantages.
Why Ubuntu-based Distros Are LeadersBy Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on May 31, 2016
Ease of use and depth of community are factors, but Ubuntu distros have other advantages as well.
Android and ChromeOS: World Domination?By Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on May 23, 2016
Google's plans for Android and ChromeOS will most certainly have a massive effect on computing at many levels.
Choosing a Linux Desktop: 7 TipsBy Bruce Byfield
| Columns Article Published on May 20, 2016
Choose a Linux desktop should be about finding the Linux environment that works best for your individual workflow.
Let's Encrypt: The Good and the BadBy Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on May 16, 2016
The Let’s Encrypt initiative is a well-intentioned security solution, yet it does prompt some questions.
Android vs. iPhone: Pros and ConsBy Matt Hartley
| Columns Article Published on May 09, 2016
When comparing Android vs. iPhone, clearly Android has certain advantages even as the iPhone is superior in some key ways. But ultimately, which is better?
Hadoop: Can the Tortoise be a Hare?By Ken Hess
| Columns Article Published on May 03, 2016
Major companies have invested heavily in Hadoop, but this Big Data analytics platform has obvious limitations.
Is Debian Difficult to Install?By Bruce Byfield
| Columns Article Published on April 26, 2016
Difficult? Debian? If you think so, think again. In contrast to do-it-yourself distributions like Gentoo
, Arch Linux
, or Linux From Scratch
, the default Debian Installer is a dancing and singing purple plush toy next to a live velociraptor.
Linux and the Second GoalBy Bruce Byfield
| Columns Article Published on April 20, 2016
Linux's most important goal isn't world domination.