Open Source Index

LibreOffice Online Takes Another Step Forward
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source 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.
Could Linux Mint Replace Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source 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 | Open Source Article Published on January 27, 2016
Linux works best when the community and corporations are working together.
My Linux Story: The Big Switch
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 25, 2016
A longtime Linux expert talks about his early days with the open source operating system.
7 Truths that Open Source Struggles With
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source 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 | Open Source 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 | Open Source 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 | Open Source 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.
7 Reasons Why Debian is the Dominant Linux Distro
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source 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 | Open Source 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 | Open Source 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 | Open Source Article Published on December 29, 2015
Ubuntu has lead the way in promoting Linux, yet it hasn't done everything perfect.
Solinea Gearing Up to Expand OpenStack Software and Services in 2016 [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 23, 2015
Francesco Paola, CEO of Solinea, discusses why his firm recently raised new funding and where his OpenStack platform is going in the year ahead.
49 Open Source Office Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on December 23, 2015
Top open source office tools for everything from graphics to CAD to Web design to CRM. All free downloads, of course.
Top Open Source Android Apps: Chatting, Pics, Audio, and More
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 21, 2015
These top open source android apps are all vetted by F-Droid, the volunteer project that culls through Android apps to find the best.
The Year of Crowdfunded Open Source Small Businesses
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 21, 2015
The ways that crowdfunding is affecting open source business isn't making as many headlines as it should.
5 Open Source Replacements for Accounting Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on December 17, 2015
These open source replacements for accounting software are good potential choices for businesses that are pinching their pennies.
Nine Reasons for Using Open Source Software
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 16, 2015
With open source software going from strength to strength, why is proprietary software still a major contender?
Why Use Open Source Software?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 14, 2015
The reasons to choose open source are numerous, ranging from the practical to the philosophical.
What is the Intersection of PaaS and Containers? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 10, 2015
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS explains how containers enable a new type of Google-like infrastructure.