Open Source Index

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.
Mark Shuttleworth Challenges OpenStack to Think about Leadership
By Sean Michael Kerner | Open Source Article Published on May 13, 2016
VIDEO: The founder of Ubuntu Linux, discusses his views on what OpenStack is doing right and what it's doing wrong.
How Long Will Desktop Linux Last?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on May 11, 2016
We may be nearing time for a fond farewell to desktop Linux.
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.