Open Source Index

Running Windows apps on Linux
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 25, 2016
Running Windows apps on Linux is achieved mainly by two methods, though there are a number of factors to consider.
7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on July 20, 2016
Clearly, Windows and Linux fulfill basic functions in exceptionally different ways.
50 Top Open Source Marketing Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on July 19, 2016
These open source marketing automation, graphic design, CRM, ERP, ecommerce and content management apps offer an alternative to costly proprietary software.
Top 6 Desktop Linux Blunders
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 18, 2016
Linux blunders are the responsibility of the entire Linux community, and these top ones need to be addressed.
Best Universal Package Manager for Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on July 13, 2016
Given that Linux needs a universal package manager for installing software, what's the best package manager?
32-Bit Ubuntu Alternatives
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 11, 2016
Not everyone is thrilled about Ubuntu's decision to stop supporting 32-bit systems, but there are options.
Can Desktop Linux Conquer its Challenges?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on July 05, 2016
There continues to be a credibility crisis with the Linux desktop that could be addressed with better inclusion in the mainstream marketplace.
Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on June 29, 2016
From being the darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, its motives constantly questioned.
Linux Practicality vs Activism
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 27, 2016
Is Linux actually more practical than other OSes, or is there some higher minded reason to use it?
Ubuntu's Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on June 21, 2016
How a simple announcement was overhyped.
Why You Should Use Ubuntu LTS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 20, 2016
For most users, having a stable desktop is more important than bleeding-edge features.
Open Source Software: Top Sites
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
Open source software download sites as well as "best of" collections of open source software.
Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
Open Source Business Intelligence Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
From simple spreadsheet applications to complete BI suites, the open source community has created dozens of open source BI applications that help enterprises store and analyze business data.
Best Open Source Software for Windows 10
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 08, 2016
The best open source software for Windows 10, from audio-video to office productivity to desktop virtualization.
Chrome OS vs. Endless OS
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on June 06, 2016
Whether the Endless OS can top Google’s Chrome OS is matter of personal preference – but Endless’s version of Ubuntu GNOME clearly has its advantages.
Why Ubuntu-based Distros Are Leaders
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 31, 2016
Ease of use and depth of community are factors, but Ubuntu distros have other advantages as well.
Is Ubuntu's Convergence the Future of Linux?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 24, 2016
A common computing experience on all devices will be welcome, but only to a niche audience.
Android and ChromeOS: World Domination?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on May 23, 2016
Google's plans for Android and ChromeOS will most certainly have a massive effect on computing at many levels.
Choosing a Linux Desktop: 7 Tips
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 20, 2016
Choose a Linux desktop should be about finding the Linux environment that works best for your individual workflow.