Open Source Index

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 16, 2017
Top software choices for Ubuntu - or for most Linux distros – to edit images, audio or video.
Top LibreOffice Alternatives
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 09, 2017
A survey of the leading LibreOffice alternatives, with the pros and cons of each alternative.
Debian vs. Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on January 05, 2017
Which is the best distro for you, Debian or Ubuntu? You can't go seriously wrong either way, but a useful answer depends on what you want in a distribution.
Overcoming Ubuntu Wi-Fi Not Working
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 04, 2017
Connecting Ubuntu to a wi-fi network usually isn’t challenging, yet if you run into problems these tips should help.
Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 27, 2016
The oft-predicted ‘year of the Linux desktop’ has so far proven elusive. Could it finally be here?
Where Does Ubuntu Fit Into the Internet of Things?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 20, 2016
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, talks about IoT and definitively answers the question about whether he has plans for an Ubuntu smartwatch.
Debian vs. Fedora
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 14, 2016
A point by point comparison between the Debian and Fedora Linux distros: which offers a better user experience?
Make Ubuntu Work Like ChromeOS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 12, 2016
Ubuntu can function like ChromeOS – yet still maintain all of Ubuntu's advantages.
Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
Adobe Flash content will still run in Google'c Chrome 55 web browser, but users will need to specifically enable it.
7 Things to do After Installing KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
KDE Plasma users need to make a few decisions about how to setup Plasma. Here's an insider's guide.
Must have Ubuntu Packages
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
A list of top "must have" Ubuntu packages, along with an explanation of why you need each one.
Missing Linux Components: Possible Fixes
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 28, 2016
Missing Linux components affect users on a daily basis. Here are some solutions.
Linux Security Made Simple
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on November 23, 2016
Linux security can be easier than you think. Here's a guide to reducing your Linux risks with a minimum of effort.
How to Create Bullet Proof Ubuntu Install
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 21, 2016
Learn how to protect your data in Ubuntu and restore to a working system should the unthinkable happen.
How to Secure Your Ubuntu Network
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 14, 2016
Ubuntu network security is certainly attainable, yet it requires some careful precautions.
Applications Missing From Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 07, 2016
As far as Ubuntu and Linux has progressed, it still lacks certain key applications.
How to Setup KDE Activities
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on November 02, 2016
Tips on setting up KDE's Activities, the KDE desktop's elegant solution for workflow navigation.
How the Apache Way has Influenced Open Source [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on November 01, 2016
Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, discusses the enduring role that the Apache Way plays in software development.
Ubuntu vs ChromeOS Work Flows
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 31, 2016
Although Ubuntu likely wins overall, ChromeOS offers great battery life and affordable hardware.
What is OpenStack?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on October 26, 2016
OpenStack isn't just about the cloud, it's a whole approach to how software can be built.