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50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 16, 2014
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
Tags: open source, Windows XP, Linux desktop, Linux
Does Heartbleed Disprove 'Open Source is Safer'?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 14, 2014
An open community is supposed to make software development safer – or at least open source adherents have always claimed so.
Tags: Open Source Enterprise Software, Open Source Programmers, Heartbleed, Linux
Why I Switched to GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 14, 2014
GNOME isn’t the desktop for everyone, yet it has clear advantages over competitors.
Tags: KDE, Gnome, Linux, desktop
Tech Gurus Still Don't "Get" Linux
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 07, 2014
Plenty of supposed tech experts attempt to review Linux without truly understanding it.
Tags: Windows, operating systems, Linux
My Top Linux Frustrations of 2014
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 31, 2014
A veteran Linux user talks about syncing, special effects, Office compatibility and other concerns.
Tags: open source, Linux
Why Does Linux Collaboration Work?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 27, 2014
Linux kernel developers admit there is still work to be done to improve collaboration.
Tags: Linux, open source, Linux kernel
Ubuntu and the Unspoken Rules
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 25, 2014
Ubuntu's disagreements with the rest of open source are really less about issues than relationships.
Tags: Shuttleworth, Canonical, Ubuntu, FOSS, open source, Linux
Graduating from Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 24, 2014
A survey of alternate Linux distributions for those users seeking to broaden their horizons.
Tags: Debian, Linux, Arch Linux, open source, Ubuntu
What Happened to the Vision in Open Source?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 18, 2014
Pragmatism seems to have replaced idealism in open source. Has corporate success ruined this once utopian branch of software development?
Tags: FOSS, Richard Stallman, open source, Mark Shuttleworth, FSF, Linux, Free Software Foundation
100 Open Source Replacements for Popular Security Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 17, 2014
Download open source anti-virus software, firewalls, email gateways, penetration testing tools, security-focused Linux distributions and more.
Tags: Linux, Security Intelligence, Security Software, privacy, NSA, open source
Cloudinary Boosts Cloud Image Management
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 13, 2014
The cloud computing firm touts its ability to make image management easier for online businesses.
Tags: cloud computing, AWS, image editor, Linux
Is Ubuntu Animosity Misplaced?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 10, 2014
Ubuntu receives a healthy dose of criticism even as it does a great deal to move Linux forward.
Tags: open source downloads, Ubuntu, Linux, Gnome
Why XFCE beats KDE and GNOME
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 03, 2014
XFCE provides a better user experience, offering a stable and easily understood desktop environment.
Tags: xfce, Linux, Gnome, KDE
Nine Lessons Other Desktops Can Learn from KDE
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 25, 2014
Acknowledgement of KDE's recovery from its user revolt is long overdue.
Tags: open source, Gnome, KDE, Linux
How to Avoid Breaking Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 24, 2014
Ubuntu, like any Linux distro, isn't infallible, but these tips will better secure your desktop.
Tags: Linux, open source, distro, Ubuntu
Linux Invasion: 101 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2014
These are some of the best applications for home, business or education users who are new to open source.
Tags: Linux apps, apps, Windows XP, Linux, download, Windows
Demand for Linux Professionals is Growing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 19, 2014
New report, sponsored by the Linux Foundation, once again shows that Linux is where the money is for IT professionals.
Tags: Red Hat, IT jobs, Linux, open source
Life without a Windows Desktop
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 17, 2014
A Linux user talks about assembling an open source desktop with complete functionality.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Google Plus, Skype, applications
Ubuntu vs. Rolling Release Distributions
By Matt Hartley | Article Published February 10, 2014
With a rolling release Linux distribution, users don’t have to downgrade an entire release cycle because of one or two bad packages.
Tags: open source, Manjaro Linux, Ubuntu, Linux
What Chrome OS Needs to Expand Adoption
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 28, 2014
Driven the low cost Chromebooks, the Chrome OS has major potential to expand market share – if it can improve functionality.
Tags: Chrome OS, Google, Linux, Chromebooks, open source, Chrome
100 Open Source Apps To Replace Everyday Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 21, 2014
For home users, small businesses or enterprises, these popular open source applications can help with day-to-day computing tasks.
Tags: free software, apps, Linux, open source
2014: The Year of Free Hardware
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 20, 2014
The open source software market could have a dramatic effect on the tech hardware industry this year.
Tags: open source community, hardware, open source, Linux
9 Myths about Free/Open Source Software and Feminism
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 16, 2014
An apparent backlash against women participating in free and open source software projects should be better understood.
Tags: Linux, Coders, open source software, development, FOSS, free software
GNOME: Key to Linux Desktop Unification?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published January 13, 2014
A look at GNOME's development indicates it will play an enduring role in the growth of the Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, open source
Crowdfunding and Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 07, 2014
A successful crowdfunding campaign for an open source project may be more difficult than you expect.
Tags: Linux, CrowdFunding, Open Source Projects
Why Do Users Choose KDE?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 02, 2014
Users of the Linux desktop talk about why they prefer it over alternatives.
Tags: KDE, Linux, open source, Gnome
The Linux Software Store Conundrum
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 18, 2013
Surveying the choices, the Linux OS could use a better retail online outlet.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux, open source
The Ultimate Guide to Open Source Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2013
The best open source downloads available for home users, enterprises, small business and other organizations.
Tags: downloads, open source, enterprise software, free software, Linux
Dell Advances Cloud Efforts and Preps for More Innovation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 12, 2013
Dell announces new OpenStack partnership with Red Hat as Michael Dell talks about innovation and the impact of Dell going private.
Tags: Linux, OpenStack, Red Hat, Dell, cloud computing
Linux Foundation Builds Internet of Things Effort
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 10, 2013
Two dozen companies come together in effort that will build an open source Internet of Things framework.
Tags: Linux, open source, internet of things
Google Ramps up Cloud Efforts as Compute Engine Matures
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 03, 2013
The latest iteration of Compute Engine offers expanded options, as Google touts its mission critical capabilities.
Tags: Google, Linux, cloud computing, Compute Engine
The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 26, 2013
Ubuntu and Canonical are still having community problems -- and at least part of the problem is their public statements and actions.
Tags: Ubuntu, open source, Mark Shuttleworth, Linux, KDE, Canonical
100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 20, 2013
Open source applications make it easy to create, listen to and view digital audio and video content.
Tags: Linux, open source tools, open source, free software, audio, video
Linux Desktop's Missed Opportunities
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 18, 2013
If Windows users consider migrating, does the Linux desktop offer a clear and easy choice?
Tags: Linux, Windows XP, open source apps, Windows 8
Apache OpenOffice vs. LibreOffice
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 12, 2013
The two open source office productivity suites are similar, yet one appears to have a slight advantage.
Tags: Linux, open source apps, OpenOffice, Office productivity, LibreOffice
77 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2013
This update on a popular list reveals a changing relationship between proprietary and open source software, due to cloud computing's influence.
Tags: enterprise software, Linux, open source
Seven Things You Can Do in KDE (But Not on Other Linux Desktops)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 21, 2013
If you don't know KDE, you don't know what the Linux desktop can do.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, open source
OpenStack Havana Cloud Gets Enterprise Ready
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 17, 2013
Red Hat knows a thing or two about making open source technologies enterprise grade and has made some key contributions to OpenStack Havana.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, cloud computing, OpenStack, open source
Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 24, 2013
Ubuntu and Canonical are looking as if they've peaked, with a string of questionable moves.
Tags: Linux, Canonical, open source, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth
Red Hat Grows Linux Revenues, Displacing Unix and SUSE
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 24, 2013
Linux leader Red Hat's second quarter fiscal 2014 financial results showing continued growth.
Tags: open source, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Linux
How To Get Started In Linux Development :Linuxcon
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 20, 2013
Greg Kroah-Hartman says that the Linux kernel developers are always polite to newbies. Really?
Tags: Linux, development, Linux kernel
Linux Commands: Video of Time-Saving Commands
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 17, 2013
A look at some Linux commands that save time and improve work efficiency. 
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, open source
9 Features To Make You Reconsider GNOME
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 10, 2013
Two and a half years after GNOME 3 appeared, it's overdue for a second look.
Tags: open source, GNOME desktop, Linux, Gnome
50 Noteworthy New Open Source Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published August 27, 2013
Check out these newer open source tools for development, database management, collaboration, science and more.
Tags: open source apps, Linux, open source
Tech Comics: "A Lamp Stack"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published August 19, 2013
Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl: the lampstack has earned its place in datacenter history.
Tags: Linux, LAMP
The Current State of the Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 30, 2013
It's a contradictory era on the desktop today.
Tags: Ubuntu, Unity, community, desktop, Linux Mint, open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE
Open Source Alternatives that Ease the Transition to Linux
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 29, 2013
These Linux applications might help free you from legacy software that only runs on Windows.
Tags: software, applications, open source apps, Linux
Canonical Seeks $32 Million in Crowdfunding for Linux Phone
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 22, 2013
Linux vendor looks to community to fund next generation superphone.
Tags: Linux, Canonical, smartphone
Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 22, 2013
Kubuntu offers many of the same features as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop instead of Unity.
Tags: Ubuntu, KDE, open source, desktop, Linux, Kubuntu, Unity
101 Most Fun Open Source Games and Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 16, 2013
Popular open source downloads for arcade, strategy, adventure, and more.
Tags: open source, games, apps, Linux
Ubuntu vs. Debian
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 15, 2013
Debian offers a speedy, stable desktop Linux experience—if you're willing to put in a little work.
Tags: desktop, Debian, open source, Ubuntu, Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Opens for Business
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 10, 2013
At long last, Red Hat makes its cloud platform generally available.
Tags: OpenStack, Red Hat, cloud computing, Linux, open source
Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 09, 2013
It all comes down to choosing the right combination of extensions.
Tags: desktop, extensions, Linux, open source, Gnome
Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 08, 2013
How do these two newbie-friendly Linux distributions compare?
Tags: desktop, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, open source, Linux
9 LibreOffice Features You Should Avoid Using
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 02, 2013
The keys to using LibreOffice? To start with, try avoiding features that make you look lost in the 1990s.
Tags: Office productivity, Linux, open source, word processor, LibreOffice, OpenOffice
Fedora vs. Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 01, 2013
Does Fedora offer a viable alternative to Ubuntu?
Tags: FOSS, desktop, Fedora, open source software, Linux, Ubuntu
Salesforce, Oracle Announce Cloud Partnership
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 26, 2013
The two rivals signed a nine-year agreement.
Tags: database, Oracle, Java, Linux, cloud computing, Salesforce
The Best and Worst Features of Linux Desktops
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 25, 2013
The perfect Linux desktop doesn't exist, though some come closer than others.
Tags: Linux, Gnome, KDE, Mint, Ubuntu Desktop
Mandriva Linux: Which Fork Is Right for You?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 24, 2013
Mageia and PCLinuxOS are good options, while mainline Mandriva and OpenMandriva are less impressive.
Tags: operating system, OpenMandriva, PCLinuxOS, Mageia, Linux, Mandriva, open source
When Will Red Hat Make Money from OpenStack Clouds?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 20, 2013
Linux vendor reveals where the money is coming from as revenues grow in the cloud. OpenStack is part of the picture -- but it's still early, says CEO.
Tags: Red Hat, OpenStack, Linux, open source
Ubuntu Support: How to Get Help
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 17, 2013
The Ubuntu Forums can be a great resource -- but don't forget good 'ol Google search.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux, Ubuntu Desktop
Red Hat CEO: Open Source is Not Just About Cost
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 12, 2013
Linux vendor CEO argues that being open is the only way to innovate in the modern world.
Tags: open source, Red Hat, Linux
Linux Virtual Workspaces--How Do They Differ?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 11, 2013
Here's how KDE, GNOME, Unity, Mate, Cinnamon and Xfce each implement virtual workspaces.
Tags: xfce, Gnome, Unity, Linux, MATE, open source, KDE, Cinnamon, desktop
Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 10, 2013
Should you buy a laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed, purchase a Windows system or go for a PC without a pre-installed operating system?
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux, operating systems, OS, open source, laptops
Open Source Windows Applications
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 04, 2013
These are some of the best open source software titles available for Windows.
Tags: open source, software, Windows, applications, Linux
Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft No Longer Dominates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 31, 2013
The Canonical founder has closed Ubuntu's famed "Bug #1."
Tags: Canonical, Linux, Ubuntu, Windows, open source, Mark Shuttleworth
62 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
Open source financial software for personal financial management, small business accounting, enterprise resource planning and more.
Tags: Linux, financial software, enterprise resource planning, open source, ERP
Ubuntu: Restoring the Community Link
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 21, 2013
The latest Canonical vs. community uproar has been defused, but for how long?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, community, Canonical, Linux
Chrome vs. Firefox
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 15, 2013
Which browser is better for desktop Linux users?
Tags: Linux, desktop, Mozilla, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Chromium, open source, browser
Ubuntu and the Missing Community Link
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 14, 2013
Small events can have big consequences.
Tags: Ubuntu, community, Linux, Canonical, FOSS, open source
Debian 7: The New Upstream
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 07, 2013
Just because the new Debian release isn't focused on the desktop doesn't mean it won't be influential.
Tags: operating system, desktop, Linux, open source, Debian
Ubuntu Software
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 06, 2013
These are some of the most useful applications available for Ubuntu Linux.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, applications, open source, software
From GNOME Linux Desktop to OpenStack Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 02, 2013
Red Hat's Mark McLoughlin, the top OpenStack developer in the world by volume of code commits, wasn't always a cloud guy. He started out a key figure in the GNOME Linux desktop.
Tags: cloud computing, Linux, OpenStack, Red Hat
Ubuntu Drivers
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 29, 2013
These tips can help you find and install the Ubuntu drivers you need for video cards, printers, scanners and wireless devices.
Tags: drivers, Linux, wireless devices, scanner, open source, Ubuntu, printer
Raving Ringtail: The Mixed Motives of Ubuntu 13.04
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 24, 2013
The latest version of Unity mirrors the increasing conflicts within Canonical and Ubuntu.
Tags: Mark Shuttleworth, Linux, open source, Ubuntu, Canonical, desktop