Open Source Index

Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on June 29, 2016
From being the darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, its motives constantly questioned.
Linux Practicality vs Activism
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 27, 2016
Is Linux actually more practical than other OSes, or is there some higher minded reason to use it?
Ubuntu's Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on June 21, 2016
How a simple announcement was overhyped.
Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 20, 2016
For most users, having a stable desktop is more important than bleeding-edge features.
Open Source Software: Top Sites
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
Open source software download sites as well as "best of" collections of open source software.
Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
Open Source Business Intelligence Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
From simple spreadsheet applications to complete BI suites, the open source community has created dozens of open source BI applications that help enterprises store and analyze business data.
Best Open Source Software for Windows 10
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
The best open source software for Windows 10, from audio-video to office productivity to desktop virtualization.
Chrome OS vs. Endless OS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source 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 Leaders
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 31, 2016
Ease of use and depth of community are factors, but Ubuntu distros have other advantages as well.
Is Ubuntu's Convergence the Future of Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 24, 2016
A common computing experience on all devices will be welcome, but only to a niche audience.
Android and ChromeOS: World Domination?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source 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 Tips
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 20, 2016
Choose a Linux desktop should be about finding the Linux environment that works best for your individual workflow.
Mark Shuttleworth Challenges OpenStack to Think about Leadership
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on May 13, 2016
VIDEO: The founder of Ubuntu Linux, discusses his views on what OpenStack is doing right and what it's doing wrong.
How Long Will Desktop Linux Last?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 11, 2016
We may be nearing time for a fond farewell to desktop Linux.
Scopes and Swipes, or How I Learned to Love Ubuntu's Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 03, 2016
To appreciate Unity, you have to use it in the context for which it was designed.
Cisco Pushes Forward with Open-Source Strategy [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on May 02, 2016
Cisco sees many reasons to invest heavily in open source.
Is Web Mail Killing Thunderbird?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 02, 2016
Mozilla decision to let go of Thunderbird took a lot of folks by complete surprise. Is Web Mail really everyone's favorite solution?
Is Debian Difficult to Install?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source 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.
OpenStack Summit: What Will be the LAMP of the Cloud?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on April 26, 2016
OpenStack is only one component used by organizations as part of a broader deployment stack.