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Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software
By Cynthia Harvey | recent_videos Article Published on July 28, 2014
The best open source applications for office productivity, accounting, collaboration, ERP, security and more.
Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | recent_videos Article Published on July 21, 2014
KDE’s Plasma earns best Linux desktop honors due to its design, customization and innovation.
Best Linux Browsers
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on July 21, 2014
Pros and cons of the best browsers for the Linux desktop, including Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.
Google Chrome 36 Brings Web Components to the Browser
By Sean Michael Kerner | recent_videos Article Published on July 17, 2014
Google's latest browser update fixes 26 security issues.
Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on July 14, 2014
The best Linux desktops for both newbie and advanced users, focusing on desktop ease of use and Linux tool set.
Needed: An Open SDN Platform
By Guest Author | recent_videos Article Published on July 08, 2014
Software defined networking vendors would do themselves and customers a favor if they focused on open interoperability.
Wanted: A Purpose for Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | recent_videos Article Published on July 07, 2014
Open source has come a long way -- but has it lost its original purpose?
Why XFCE is the Best Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on June 30, 2014
XFCE earn one pundit's Best Linux Desktop for its ease of use and repair, and its facility with older systems. 
Switching to Ubuntu: User Tips
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on June 23, 2014
Switching to Ubuntu isn’t hard, but these useful tips should ease any potential hassles.
7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs
By Bruce Byfield | recent_videos Article Published on June 17, 2014
What improvements to the Linux desktop would you add to this list?
110 Fun Open Source Games and Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | recent_videos Article Published on June 16, 2014
Find free arcade, casual, shooter, role-playing and strategy games for Linux, Windows, OS X and Android.
14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on June 09, 2014
Apps to get the most from Ubuntu or any Linux desktop.
Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea?
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on June 02, 2014
Ubuntu-based customized distros have significant advantages, but beware of the downsides as well.
Is 'Open' the 'Organic' of the IT Industry?
By Guest Author | recent_videos Article Published on May 27, 2014
As open source has gained adoption, the label 'open' has been placed on many tech solutions -- not always justifiably.
60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | recent_videos Article Published on May 23, 2014
Many open source applications are now available on a SaaS basis, and others can help enterprises set up IaaS or PaaS environments.
KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface
By Bruce Byfield | recent_videos Article Published on May 20, 2014
Will KDE's new interface defaults escape the problems of its other redesigns?
Why Do AT&T and Sony Use OpenStack?
By Sean Michael Kerner | recent_videos Article Published on May 14, 2014
As the cloud and open source continue to grow, Big name brands find value in the open source cloud platform.
Is Desktop Linux Secure?
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on May 13, 2014
In the wake of Heartbleed, is the Linux desktop truly safe?
Should You Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?
By Matt Hartley | recent_videos Article Published on May 05, 2014
Advice on making the Ubuntu upgrade decision and tips to make the upgrade process easier.
GNOME and the GIGO Principle
By Bruce Byfield | recent_videos Article Published on April 29, 2014
GNOME 3 has evolved according to design principles. The problem is, that's not how it was conceived.