Open Source Index

How Design Philosophy Influences GNOME and KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 20, 2015
Your choice of desktop environments may come down to design philosophy.
OpenStack Boldly Going Where No Cloud Has Gone Before (Mars)
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on May 19, 2015
NASA engineer explains how OpenStack is a key part of enabling space exploration.
Critical Apps Missing From Linux
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 18, 2015
If users are going to migrate from Windows, these Linux apps need to step up.
Why Can't Ubuntu Play Well With Others?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 12, 2015
Ubuntu's record may be catching up with it.
Linux for Windows XP Holdouts
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 11, 2015
For those users still running the ancient Windows XP, there are some Linux distributions well-suited to help them migrate.
7 Excuses For Not Using Linux -- And Why They're Wrong
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 06, 2015
Many excuses for not using Linux are merely rationales for resisting change.
Visual Studio Code For Linux: What it Means
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 04, 2015
As Linux grows market share and developer loyalty, attitudes changes in surprising places.
Is Xfce Still a Lightweight Distribution?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 29, 2015
Some may question whether Xfce is still a lean desktop – but does that matter anymore?
Linux Freedom vs. Convenience
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 27, 2015
There are various different reasons for using the Linux desktop, and at times they can conflict with each other.
75 Open Source Replacements for Ecommerce Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on April 22, 2015
Open source ecommerce apps to set up your own online shop, whether you're a one-person business or a large corporation.
Is OpenOffice Dying?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 21, 2015
Apache OpenOffice is not only in trouble, but is its own worst enemy as well.
Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 14, 2015
What might replace the Linux desktop as we know it?
Desktop Linux Made Easy
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 13, 2015
Some Linux apps and user tips to make your desktop an easier place to work and play.
9 Hidden Features in KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 08, 2015
The menus and dialogs of KDE contain some surprises - and they're useful.
The Open Source Funding Conundrum
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 06, 2015
Some tips on getting your open source project funded. Hint: lose the guilt trip.
Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 30, 2015
Mirroring desktops from one machine to another can greatly enhance the Ubuntu user experience.
11 Activities for KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 24, 2015
The best way to explain the value of KDE Activities is to show how to construct some.
Hardening Ubuntu Security
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 23, 2015
For Ubuntu security, mind your ports – and remember that your web browser is a scary thing.
101 Open Source Tools for Developers
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on March 19, 2015
Open source tools for programming languages, team management, frameworks, IDEs, text editors and more.
State of VoIP in Linux
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 16, 2015
A handful of Linux VoIP tools are vying to be the leader in the field.