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Web Software vs. Native Linux Software
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 29, 2014
Both Web-based software and Linux software offer significant costs savings. Is one actually better in the long term?
Tags: Linux, software as a service, web based
What Linux Users Should Know About Open Hardware
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 24, 2014
What Linux users don't know about manufacturing open hardware can lead them to disappointment.
Tags: Linux, free software, open hardware
Can Commercial Linux Gaming Succeed?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 17, 2014
Whether commercial Linux games can succeed remains uncertain, but clearly it's not the road to sudden riches.
Tags: Linux, Linux Games
ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 16, 2014
In the battle between ChromeOS and Linux, both desktop environments have strengths and weaknesses.
Tags: open source, Linux, Chrome, ChromeOS
Top Linux Myths Dispelled
By Matt Hartley | Article Published September 08, 2014
Linux myths are many and varied, yet a look beneath the surface reveals how mistaken they are.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop
What the Linux Foundation Does for Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 20, 2014
Speaking at the LinuxCon conference, Jim Zemlin compares himself to the Simpsons' groundskeeper Willy.
Tags: Linux, Linus Torvalds, Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin
Top Linux Productivity Apps
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 18, 2014
Linux apps for time-tracking, dual monitor, editing, storage syncing and more.
Tags: Linux, Linux apps, productivity apps
Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 11, 2014
Linux benefits outweigh Linux challenges, yet the desktop clearly offers both.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, KDE
Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 28, 2014
The best open source applications for office productivity, accounting, collaboration, ERP, security and more.
Tags: open source, Linux, small business, small business IT support, Open Source App
Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 21, 2014
KDE’s Plasma earns best Linux desktop honors due to its design, customization and innovation.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, KDE, Best linux desktop
Best Linux Browsers
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 21, 2014
Pros and cons of the best browsers for the Linux desktop, including Firefox, Chrome and other browsers.
Tags: open source, Linux, Firefox, browser, Chrome, browser add-on
Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 14, 2014
The best Linux desktops for both newbie and advanced users, focusing on desktop ease of use and Linux tool set.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Linux desktop distro, Best linux desktop
Wanted: A Purpose for Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 07, 2014
Open source has come a long way -- but has it lost its original purpose?
Tags: open source, Linux
Switching to Ubuntu: User Tips
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 23, 2014
Switching to Ubuntu isn’t hard, but these useful tips should ease any potential hassles.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
110 Fun Open Source Games and Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 16, 2014
Find free arcade, casual, shooter, role-playing and strategy games for Linux, Windows, OS X and Android.
Tags: Linux, apps, games, Open Source App
14 Apps To Boost Ubuntu
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 09, 2014
Apps to get the most from Ubuntu or any Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, apps, Open Source App
Are Ubuntu Derivatives a Bad Idea?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 02, 2014
Ubuntu-based customized distros have significant advantages, but beware of the downsides as well.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, custom development, distros
Is 'Open' the 'Organic' of the IT Industry?
By Guest Author | Article Published May 27, 2014
As open source has gained adoption, the label 'open' has been placed on many tech solutions -- not always justifiably.
Tags: open source, Linux, IT, Open Standards
60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2014
Many open source applications are now available on a SaaS basis, and others can help enterprises set up IaaS or PaaS environments.
Tags: Linux, cloud computing, apps, Open Source App
VMware Embraces Pivotal PaaS for Hybrid Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 06, 2014
Pivotal CEO sees his firm's technology as being the most important innovation since Linux.
Tags: Linux, cloud computing, VMware, hybrid cloud, PaaS
Should You Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 05, 2014
Advice on making the Ubuntu upgrade decision and tips to make the upgrade process easier.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop
GNOME and the GIGO Principle
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 29, 2014
GNOME 3 has evolved according to design principles. The problem is, that's not how it was conceived.
Tags: open source, Linux, Gnome
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, Linux, Linux desktop, Windows XP
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: Linux, Open Source Programmers, Open Source Enterprise Software, Heartbleed
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: Linux, Gnome, KDE, 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: Linux, Windows, operating systems
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: open source, Linux, 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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, FOSS, Shuttleworth, Canonical
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux
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: open source, Linux, FOSS, FSF, Mark Shuttleworth, Richard Stallman, 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: open source, Linux, Security Software, privacy, NSA, Security Intelligence
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: Linux, cloud computing, AWS, image editor
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: Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, open source downloads
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: Linux, Gnome, KDE, xfce
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, Linux, Gnome, KDE
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, distro
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, Windows, apps, Windows XP, download, Linux apps
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: open source, Linux, IT jobs, Red Hat
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, applications, Skype, Google Plus
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, Linux, Ubuntu, Manjaro 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: open source, Linux, Google, Chrome OS, Chrome, Chromebooks
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: open source, Linux, apps, free software
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, Linux, hardware, open source community
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, development, free software, FOSS, open source software, Coders
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: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome
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: open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu
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: open source, Linux, enterprise software, free software, downloads
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, cloud computing, Red Hat, Dell, OpenStack
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: open source, Linux, 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: Linux, cloud computing, Google, 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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, KDE, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
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: open source, Linux, video, open source tools, free software, audio
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 8, Windows XP, open source apps
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, OpenOffice, open source apps, LibreOffice, Office productivity
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: open source, Linux, enterprise software
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: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
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: open source, Linux, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth, Canonical
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, Linux, Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE 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: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
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, Linux, Gnome, GNOME desktop
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, Linux, open source apps
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, KDE, Linux Mint, desktop, community, Unity
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: Linux, software, applications, open source apps
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, smartphone, Canonical
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, KDE, desktop, Unity, Kubuntu
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, Linux, apps, games
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, desktop
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: open source, Linux, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack
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: open source, Linux, Gnome, extensions, desktop