Open Source Index

Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on November 24, 2014
Choosing between Debian or Ubuntu depends on your preferences regarding platform support, ease of use, level of user control and other key issues. 
Free Software, Free as in Beer
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on November 20, 2014
Being available at no cost may not define free software, but it is responsible for many of its ups and downs over the years.
Red Hat Calls CloudFoundry the Unix of the Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on November 19, 2014
Red Hat EVP and President Paul Cormier takes direct aim at his Platform as a Service rival. [VIDEO]
100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on November 18, 2014
Enterprises, SMBs and home users can see significant savings with these open source alternatives to popular software.
The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 17, 2014
In many cases, using a rolling release Linux distro requires more work for the user.
The 9 Best Linux Distros
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on November 11, 2014
The best Linux distros, with a description of each distro to help you find one that’s best for you.
OpenStack: Do The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on November 11, 2014
OpenStack's executive director and its COO answer the most vulcan of questions.
Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 03, 2014
Selecting the best Ubuntu laptop for your needs requires understanding the market for Linux compatible laptops.
SwiftStack Bags $16 Million to Fund OpenStack Cloud Storage
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on October 28, 2014
As cloud computing gains adoption, so too does the need for storage.
LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on October 27, 2014
When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.
12 Must Have Android Apps
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 20, 2014
A collection of must have Android apps for tasks you handle most every day.
Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on October 15, 2014
The best open source apps for audio and video, whether you're creating or consuming multimedia content.
The Divisive Linux Community
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 14, 2014
Linux users find a lot to argue about, from audio tools to gaming to proprietary code.
Can GNOME Make a Comeback?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on October 13, 2014
GNOME has dwindled far from its former glory. Regaining dominance depends overcoming its image problem.
IBM Power Systems Includes Unix and Linux [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on October 08, 2014
Even as IBM continues to push forward with its Linux efforts, it isn't leaving its Unix users behind.
Time to Replace XFCE?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 06, 2014
The XFCE Linux desktop has much to recommend it, yet users might also look at alternatives.
Web Software vs. Native Linux Software
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 29, 2014
Both Web-based software and Linux software offer significant costs savings. Is one actually better in the long term?
What Linux Users Should Know About Open Hardware
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on September 24, 2014
What Linux users don't know about manufacturing open hardware can lead them to disappointment.
50 Noteworthy New Open Source Projects
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on September 19, 2014
Open source projects for privacy, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things are key themes on this year's list.
Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on September 17, 2014
Whether commercial Linux games can succeed remains uncertain, but clearly it's not the road to sudden riches.