Open Source Index

Scopes and Swipes, or How I Learned to Love Ubuntu's Unity
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 03, 2016
To appreciate Unity, you have to use it in the context for which it was designed.
Cisco Pushes Forward with Open-Source Strategy [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on May 02, 2016
Cisco sees many reasons to invest heavily in open source.
Is Web Mail Killing Thunderbird?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 02, 2016
Mozilla decision to let go of Thunderbird took a lot of folks by complete surprise. Is Web Mail really everyone's favorite solution?
Is Debian Difficult to Install?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 26, 2016
Difficult? Debian? If you think so, think again. In contrast to do-it-yourself distributions like Gentoo, Arch Linux, or Linux From Scratch, the default Debian Installer is a dancing and singing purple plush toy next to a live velociraptor.
OpenStack Summit: What Will be the LAMP of the Cloud?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on April 26, 2016
OpenStack is only one component used by organizations as part of a broader deployment stack.
Ubuntu Snap Packages: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 25, 2016
Ubuntu snap packages is a remarkably large development in the Ubuntu world, and may even change how we look at desktop packages for Linux.
Linux and the Second Goal
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 20, 2016
Linux's most important goal isn't world domination.
Best Ubuntu Backup Applications
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 18, 2016
Choosing the best Ubuntu backup application is largely a matter of choosing the solution that fits best with your work style. Here's a roundup of top picks.
Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 14, 2016
Updating the high-priority projects list shows how the times have changed. But will adding advocacy positions dilute technical concerns?
Top 10 Android Game Apps
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on April 13, 2016
These top Android game apps go from mega-hits like Minecraft to lesser known apps like Goat Simulator -- with an emphasis on fun.
Open Source Audio Video Apps: 36 Top Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on April 11, 2016
These open source audio video apps replace expensive commercial AV apps, in most cases offering quite similar functionality.
Choosing Linux Desktops: Customizers vs. Launchers
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on April 05, 2016
The seven major Linux desktops can be ranked on a spectrum from the highly customizable to those that are little more than launchers for their applications.
Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on April 04, 2016
These open source apps can replace expensive content creation, accounting, business intelligence, CRM and ERP and other software.
2016: The Year of the (Ubuntu) Linux desktop on Windows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on March 31, 2016
For many it seemed like an April Fools joke that came early, but it's not, even though the very serious matter of intellectual property and patents isn't part of the discussion.
Linux Foundation Advocates for a Big Tent to Improve Open Source
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on March 29, 2016
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation lays out a plan in open up open-source.
The Best Linux desktop Environment
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 28, 2016
Selecting the best Linux desktop may be a question of personal taste, but there are some key facts to weigh in your choice.
Why I Wrote "Designing with LibreOffice"
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 23, 2016
An author reflects on the day of publication: Why write another LibreOffice guide if so much documentation already exists?
Is Proprietary Software Holding Linux Back?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 21, 2016
Even the most dedicated Linux user includes some proprietary apps into their desktop mix. Is there a way around this?
Best Linux Distro: Linux Experts Rate Distros
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 15, 2016
Selecting the best Linux distro is a matter of personal choice, based on your daily work flow. Two Linux experts list their personal picks for best distro and discuss each distros merits and challenges.
Does Ubuntu Shipping with ZFS Threaten Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 14, 2016
Does the Linux kernel have legal protection? A technical decision could have large scale implications for open source.