Open Source Index

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.
Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 27, 2016
The oft-predicted ‘year of the Linux desktop’ has so far proven elusive. Could it finally be here?
Where Does Ubuntu Fit Into the Internet of Things?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 20, 2016
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, talks about IoT and definitively answers the question about whether he has plans for an Ubuntu smartwatch.
Debian vs. Fedora
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 14, 2016
A point by point comparison between the Debian and Fedora Linux distros: which offers a better user experience?
Make Ubuntu Work Like ChromeOS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 12, 2016
Ubuntu can function like ChromeOS – yet still maintain all of Ubuntu's advantages.
Google Chrome 55 Fixes Flaws, Blocks Flash
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
Adobe Flash content will still run in Google'c Chrome 55 web browser, but users will need to specifically enable it.
7 Things to do After Installing KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
KDE Plasma users need to make a few decisions about how to setup Plasma. Here's an insider's guide.
Must have Ubuntu Packages
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 05, 2016
A list of top "must have" Ubuntu packages, along with an explanation of why you need each one.