Open Source Index

Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on September 03, 2015
Chrome 45 patches 29 flaws , while the new Chrome 46 bets offers the promise of improved loading performance.
The Death of Ubuntu's Software Center
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 31, 2015
What do the changes in Ubuntu’s Software Center mean for users?
Container Myths Debunked at OpenStack Silicon Valley
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on August 28, 2015
Containers don't mean the end of the private cloud - or do they?
How to Ready Yourself for Linux: Nine Tips
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on August 26, 2015
The better you prepare, the more easily you can decide if Linux is for you.
Is Linux Right For You?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 24, 2015
Not everyone should opt for Linux -- for many users, remaining with Windows or OSX is the better choice.
Open Source vs. Chromebooks
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on August 18, 2015
Chromebooks may be a rival that open source software cannot overcome.
Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates
By Matt Harley | Open Source Article Published on August 18, 2015
The best Linux desktops for both newbies and advanced users, focusing on desktop ease of use and Linux tool set.
Linuxcon: Open Source Peer Collaboration Could Save the Planet
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on August 17, 2015
The founder of Zipcar discusses her model of how 'Peers Inc' is the way forward.
Top Tweaks for the Linux Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 17, 2015
Just a few tweaks to your Linux desktop can make it far more user friendly and efficient.
The 9 Best Linux Distros
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on August 17, 2015
The best Linux distros, with a description of each distro to help you find one that's best for you.
Best Linux Browsers
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 13, 2015
Pros and cons of the best browsers for the Linux desktop, including Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.
Windows 10 From a Linux User's Perspective
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 10, 2015
If you’re a serious Linux user, how will the Windows 10 OS work for you?
Spark: Lighting a Fire Under Hadoop
By Andy Patrizio | Open Source Article Published on August 05, 2015
Spark enables radically faster Big Data processing than Hadoop, but it's still a work in progress.
Xfce: Seven Reasons It's Popular
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on August 03, 2015
Long an also-ran, Xfce is now a strong second for popularity among Linux desktops. Why is Xfce so well liked?
Linux Distro: Your Best Choice?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 03, 2015
To choose the best Linux distro for your needs, first determine which type of Linux user you are.
The Failure of KDE Activities
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on July 28, 2015
Are KDE Activities the victim of changing trends in the desktop?
15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 27, 2015
Anytime I'm forced to use Windows or OS X I instantly find myself missing the specific features I enjoy on the Linux desktop. More specifically, it's the post-installation enhancements that make using someone else's computer near painful. In this slideshow, I'll share my favorite Ubuntu Linux enhancements and how I use them to get more value out of my desktop experience.
Fun Open Source Games and Apps: 112 Top Picks
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on July 24, 2015
Open source downloads galore: arcade, board, puzzle, shooter, adventure, simulator and role-playing games -- something for everyone.
7 Current Trends on the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on July 21, 2015
More conservative, less innovative attitudes are dominating the Linux desktop today.
Linux without Flash: User Tips
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 20, 2015
What Linux users need to know about using – or not using – Flash.