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50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on April 16, 2014
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
Does Heartbleed Disprove 'Open Source is Safer'?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 14, 2014
An open community is supposed to make software development safer – or at least open source adherents have always claimed so.
Why I Switched to GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 14, 2014
GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.
Tech Gurus Still Don't "Get" Linux
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 07, 2014
Plenty of supposed tech experts attempt to review Linux without truly understanding it.
My Top Linux Frustrations of 2014
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 31, 2014
A veteran Linux user talks about syncing, special effects, Office compatibility and other concerns.
Tablet Market to Grow 38% in 2014: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Open Source Article Published on March 28, 2014
A new forecast from Gartner shows Google's Android making big gains as the PC and mobile device mix starts settling into place.
Why Does Linux Collaboration Work?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on March 27, 2014
Linux kernel developers admit there is still work to be done to improve collaboration.
Ubuntu and the Unspoken Rules
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 25, 2014
Ubuntu's disagreements with the rest of open source are really less about issues than relationships.
Graduating from Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 24, 2014
A survey of alternate Linux distributions for those users seeking to broaden their horizons.
What Happened to the Vision in Open Source?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 18, 2014
Pragmatism seems to have replaced idealism in open source. Has corporate success ruined this once utopian branch of software development?
Java 8 Officially Released, Modularity Still a Concern
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on March 18, 2014
Open-source programming language gets a major update that will shape enterprise IT development for the next several years.
100 Open Source Replacements for Popular Security Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on March 17, 2014
Download open source anti-virus software, firewalls, email gateways, penetration testing tools, security-focused Linux distributions and more.
Mozilla Kills Firefox for Windows Metro
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on March 17, 2014
Mozilla's effort to bring the open source browser to Windows 8 Metro has been terminated.
Is Ubuntu Animosity Misplaced?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 10, 2014
Ubuntu receives a healthy dose of criticism even as it does a great deal to move Linux forward.
Why XFCE beats KDE and GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 03, 2014
XFCE provides a better user experience, offering a stable and easily understood desktop environment.
Nine Lessons Other Desktops Can Learn from KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on February 25, 2014
Acknowledgement of KDE's recovery from its user revolt is long overdue.
How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on February 24, 2014
Ubuntu, like any Linux distro, isn't infallible, but these tips will better secure your desktop.
Linux Invasion: 101 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on February 20, 2014
These are some of the best applications for home, business or education users who are new to open source.
Demand for Linux Professionals is Growing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on February 19, 2014
New report, sponsored by the Linux Foundation, once again shows that Linux is where the money is for IT professionals.
What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on February 18, 2014
Why are classic desktops the most popular choice among Linux users?