Open Source Index

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.
ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 16, 2014
In the battle between ChromeOS and Linux, both desktop environments have strengths and weaknesses.
Mozilla Looking to Go Cross Platform for Development
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on September 12, 2014
HTML is supposed to be cross platform, so what not have a cross platform web development tool?
Top Linux Myths Dispelled
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 08, 2014
Linux myths are many and varied, yet a look beneath the surface reveals how mistaken they are.
Does Docker Need an Open Source Foundation? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on September 04, 2014
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explains his views on whether a third party foundation is needed for the open source container virtualization effort.
Google Chrome 38 Gets the 'Picture'
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on August 29, 2014
Use of new HTML 5.1 tag could enable developers to more easily build responsive design sites.
Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on August 27, 2014
It's not a matter of technology so much as one of attitude.
Google Brings Chrome 37 Browser to 64-bit Windows
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on August 27, 2014
In addition to new features, Google fixes 50 security flaws in its latest browser update.
35 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on August 21, 2014
Open source Internet of Things is growing fast. These software and hardware projects can help companies and DIYers experiment with Internet-connected devices.