'Open Source' Tag Index

Red Hat CEO Applies Open-Source Principles to Management [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 29, 2015
Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, discusses his book The Open Organization.
Tags: open source, IT management, Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst
Red Hat CEO: Open Source Isn't Just about the License
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 24, 2015
Jim Whitehurst delivers a master class in economics and business management at his company's Red Hat Summit.
Tags: open source, Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst
Who's Afraid of Systemd?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 17, 2015
Can you believe that some Linux users are still opposing systemd?
Tags: open source, Linux, systemd
Hadoop and Big Data: 60 Top Open Source Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 15, 2015
These Hadoop and Big Data applications are helping enterprises manage and analyze large stores of data.
Tags: Hadoop, open source, big data
The Cloud vs. Open Source
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 09, 2015
Who would have predicted that free software would dominate online storage?
Tags: open source, Linux, cloud computing
Why Intel Invests in Open Source [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 02, 2015
Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses why Intel cares about open source technologies.
Tags: open source, Intel
7 Excuses For Not Using Linux -- And Why They're Wrong
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 06, 2015
Many excuses for not using Linux are merely rationales for resisting change.
Tags: open source, Linux desktop
Linux Freedom vs. Convenience
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 27, 2015
There are various different reasons for using the Linux desktop, and at times they can conflict with each other.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
75 Open Source Replacements for Ecommerce Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 22, 2015
Open source ecommerce apps to set up your own online shop, whether you're a one-person business or a large corporation.
Tags: open source, Linux, ecommerce, Open Source App
If Windows Goes Open Source
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 20, 2015
The possibility of an open source Windows OS has big ramifications for Linux users.
Tags: open source, Linux, Windows
Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 14, 2015
What might replace the Linux desktop as we know it?
Tags: open source, Linux desktop
The Open Source Funding Conundrum
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 06, 2015
Some tips on getting your open source project funded. Hint: lose the guilt trip.
Tags: open source, Linux, Debian
Hardening Ubuntu Security
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 23, 2015
For Ubuntu security, mind your ports – and remember that your web browser is a scary thing.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Security Concerns
101 Open Source Tools for Developers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 19, 2015
Open source tools for programming languages, team management, frameworks, IDEs, text editors and more.
Tags: open source, developers, development tools, Open Source App
Vapor Contributes Open Data Center Runtime Environment to Open Compute Project
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 13, 2015
Vapor contributes new data center management specifications to Open Compute Project.
Tags: open source, data center, Open Compute
7 Leading Applications for KDE Plasma
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 10, 2015
It's not just the desktop environment that makes KDE Plasma popular. It's the applications as well.
Tags: open source, Linux, KDE
VMware Sued over Alleged Open Source License Violation in Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 06, 2015
VMware denies the allegations, which involve its ESXi virtualization hypervisor.
Tags: open source, Linux, hypervisor, VMware
Linux Remote Desktop Roundup
By Matt Hartley | Article Published March 02, 2015
Remote Linux desktop software enables support options that make a big difference for Linux users.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop
Why Open Source Freeriding is a Good Idea
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 24, 2015
In the wake of a high profile controversy, it's clear: so-called freeriders should be encouraged, not condemned.
Tags: open source, Linux, free software
Open Source Debate: Copyleft vs. Permissive Licenses
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 11, 2015
Which license works best for software developers?
Tags: open source, software development, license agreement, copyrights
Are Linux Graphic Apps Ready for Professionals?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 21, 2015
If you answer "No" then your impressions about Linux graphic applications need updating.
Tags: open source, Linux, graphic design, graphics software
50 Open Source Mobile Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 20, 2015
Some of the best open source mobility management solutions, mobile security applications, mobile development tools and mobile apps for workers.
Tags: open source, Open Source App, Mobile Enterprise Applications Platforms
Linux Foundation Helps Launch IoTivity Collaboration Project
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 15, 2015
In a sign of the times, yet another Internet of Things project lands at the Linux Foundation.
Tags: open source, Linux Foundation, internet of things, IoT
Linux Foundation AllSeen Alliance Expands Internet of Things Efforts
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 06, 2015
New AllJoyn Gateway Agent integrates cloud computing services with Internet of Things.
Tags: open source, internet of things, IoT
Shuttleworth Explains Why Open Source is More Secure than Closed Source [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 30, 2014
Mark Shuttleworth reflects on security issues of 2014 and the 10 years that Ubuntu Linux has existed.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Shuttleworth
Can Jolla Deliver the First Open Source Tablet?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 18, 2014
Critically praised for its phone, Jolla is now developing a tablet.
Tags: open source, tablet, Jolla Phone
Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 24, 2014
Choosing between Debian or Ubuntu depends on your preferences regarding platform support, ease of use, level of user control and other key issues. 
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Debian
Free Software, Free as in Beer
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 20, 2014
Being available at no cost may not define free software, but it is responsible for many of its ups and downs over the years.
Tags: open source, Linux, free software, Free Software Foundation
The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 17, 2014
In many cases, using a rolling release Linux distro requires more work for the user.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux Distro
OpenStack: Do The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 11, 2014
OpenStack's executive director and its COO answer the most vulcan of questions.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack, OpenStack Cloud
Ubuntu Laptop Buying Guide
By Matt Hartley | Article Published November 03, 2014
Selecting the best Ubuntu laptop for your needs requires understanding the market for Linux compatible laptops.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, laptop, ubuntu Laptop
LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 27, 2014
When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.
Tags: open source, OpenOffice.org, OpenOffice, LibreOffice
Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2014
The best open source apps for audio and video, whether you're creating or consuming multimedia content.
Tags: open source, Open Source App, audio playback, video app
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
Mozilla Looking to Go Cross Platform for Development
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 12, 2014
HTML is supposed to be cross platform, so what not have a cross platform web development tool?
Tags: open source, Mozilla Firefox
Does Docker Need an Open Source Foundation? [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 04, 2014
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explains his views on whether a third party foundation is needed for the open source container virtualization effort.
Tags: open source, docker, Docker virtualization
35 Open Source Tools for the Internet of Things
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published August 21, 2014
Open source Internet of Things is growing fast. These software and hardware projects can help companies and DIYers experiment with Internet-connected devices.
Tags: open source, internet of things, IoT, Open Source App
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
eNovance Aims to Solve OpenStack Cloud Business Use-Cases[VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 09, 2014
The co-founder of a French cloud vendor recently acquired by Red Hat details the strategy behind his business.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack
Needed: An Open SDN Platform
By Guest Author | Article Published July 08, 2014
Software defined networking vendors would do themselves and customers a favor if they focused on open interoperability.
Tags: open source, SDN, software defined networking
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
Marten Mickos's Challenge
By James Maguire | Article Published June 04, 2014
The CEO of Eucalyptus talks about open source and the future of cloud computing.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, private cloud, Eucalyptus, OpenStack
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
KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 20, 2014
Will KDE's new interface defaults escape the problems of its other redesigns?
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, KDE, interface redesign
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
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
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
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
What Makes a Classic Linux Desktop 'Classic'?
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 18, 2014
Why are classic desktops the most popular choice among Linux users?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE, MATE
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
Firefox Set to Get a New Look, Better Sync
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 03, 2014
Australis design overhaul comes to Firefox's Aurora alpha channel today.
Tags: open source, Firefox, browser, Mozilla Firefox, Austrailis
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
KDE Desktop vs. GNOME Apps: The Great Paradox
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 27, 2014
Polls show that KDE is the most popular Linux desktop. Yet more users prefer desktops that use GNOME technology. What's the explanation?
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, KDE
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
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
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
The Linux Desktop: 2013 in Review
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 10, 2013
The Linux desktop’s big trends included crowdfunding, the Ubuntu controversy, GNOME, Steam, and more.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Gnome, Canonical, Steam OS
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
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
OpenStack in China Attracts Big Deployments
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 07, 2013
The open-source OpenStack cloud platform isn't just a proof-of-concept in China, it's being used on a daily basis to serve hundreds of millions of users.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack




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