Open Source Index

7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on March 14, 2017
There are at several reasons for Debian's great popularity.Yet depending on your interests, Debian's features can come at a cost.
Open Source and Cloud Computing: Friends or Foes?
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on March 13, 2017
Today's cloud runs on open source software, and many open source companies rely on the cloud to monetize their offerings. But is the situation really a win-win?
How to Setup Your Own Cloud Server with NextCloud
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on March 06, 2017
A step-by-step guide to creating your own cloud server with NextCloud, potentially saving money and boosting security.
9 Reasons to Contribute to an Open Source Project
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on March 06, 2017
Why do developers spend time and effort writing coding that they plan to give away for free?
7 Essential Tips for Linux Sysadmin Workstation Security
By Guest Author | Open Source Article Published on March 03, 2017
The Linux Foundation recommends the following steps to secure your workstation before logging in remotely.  
What to Do After Installing Debian
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on February 28, 2017
Depending on your needs and preferences, Debian post-installation setup can go in a few different directions.
Best Linux for Old Laptops
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on February 27, 2017
We'll share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.
Best Linux File Sharing Tips
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on February 20, 2017
Linux file sharing advice, using Samba and some commands in the terminal window.
When to Use Which Debian Linux Repository
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on February 15, 2017
Among the fun facts: the three main Debian repositories are named for characters from the Toy Story movies.
Best Linux Email Clients
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on February 13, 2017
The best email client is a matter of personal taste, yet there are a few guiding tips you can rely on.
10 Open Source Challenges
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on February 13, 2017
The open source movement is flourishing like never before, but these challenges could hinder further growth.
Best Linux Distros for 2017
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on February 06, 2017
An overview of the best Linux distro for 2017, based on various user styles and preferences.
Improving Debian Linux Package Management: Seven Tools
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on February 01, 2017
Debian Linux package management is easier with these seven apt tools.
Top Ubuntu Mistakes: How to Avoid Ubuntu Problems
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 30, 2017
Advice about getting the most from your Ubuntu software – and avoiding those pesky problems.
How to Install Ubuntu Software
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 23, 2017
Installing Ubuntu software isn't hard -- but it helps to keep a few key ideas in mind.
Why Linux Installers Need to Add Security Features
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on January 18, 2017
With the heightened security concerns, Linux distros need to make basic security options prominently available in their installers rather than options that users can add manually later.
Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 16, 2017
Top software choices for Ubuntu - or for most Linux distros – to edit images, audio or video.
Top LibreOffice Alternatives
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 09, 2017
A survey of the leading LibreOffice alternatives, with the pros and cons of each alternative.
Debian vs. Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on January 05, 2017
Which is the best distro for you, Debian or Ubuntu? You can't go seriously wrong either way, but a useful answer depends on what you want in a distribution.
Overcoming Ubuntu Wi-Fi Not Working
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 04, 2017
Connecting Ubuntu to a wi-fi network usually isn’t challenging, yet if you run into problems these tips should help.

 
IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.