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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, 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
IBM's OpenStack Ambition Laid Bare in Hong Kong
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 05, 2013
The CTO of IBM's cloud effort explains why open source OpenStack will change everything.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack
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
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
Open Source Cloud: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published August 22, 2013
Open source is great for a lot of things, and perhaps for the cloud too, but some anxious companies still ask: Is open source cloud for us? In this Google Hangout, we discuss this technology with some of the biggest names in the open source cloud sector.
Tags: open source, cloud computing
Six Hadoop Myths Exposed
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 30, 2013
Hadoop is a great Big Data tool, but it might not be what you expect.
Tags: Hadoop, open source, analytics, big data
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 Java Is Coming to Microsoft Azure
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 25, 2013
Java PaaS and IaaS products will become available on Azure before the end of the year.
Tags: Java, open source, cloud computing, Microsoft Azure, OpenJDK, Azul Systems
Apache Releases Open Source OpenOffice 4
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 23, 2013
New sidebar is among the many new features in the open source office suite release.
Tags: open source, Apache, OpenOffice
Cisco Buys Security Vendor Sourcefire
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 23, 2013
The networking giant will pay $2.7 billion for the acquisition.
Tags: open source, Cisco, network security, Sourcefire, Snort, merger and acquistion activity
Ubuntu Edge: Canonical's Big Gamble
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 23, 2013
Is the new limited edition phone cutting-edge or over the edge?
Tags: open source, Android, smartphone, FOSS, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Edge
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
Open Source OpenStack Cloud Platform Turns 3
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 19, 2013
Leaders of OpenStack didn't expect the success they currently enjoy.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, OpenStack
Puppet Labs Pulls the String to Acquire Cloudsmith
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 17, 2013
The vendor behind open source Gepetto gets a new master.
Tags: open source, cloud computing
Selecting a GNOME 2 Successor Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 16, 2013
GNOME 2 is dead. Long live GNOME 2.
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, Gnome, MATE, Gnome Shell
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
ownCloud CEO Plots an Open Source Path Forward [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 15, 2013
Markus Rex details the challenges and the opportunities for the open source storage startup.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, ownCloud
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
Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 08, 2013
How do these two newbie-friendly Linux distributions compare?
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, desktop
LibreOffice Accelerates Open Source Spreadsheets, Thanks to AMD
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 03, 2013
AMD is now officially backing the open source LibreOffice office suite and is investing in a major rewrite of Calc.
Tags: open source, AMD, spreadsheets
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: open source, Linux, OpenOffice, word processor, LibreOffice, Office productivity
Firefox 22 Delivers Open Source Communications
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 25, 2013
Along with new features like WebRTC, Mozilla issues 14 security advisories for its latest browser release.
Tags: open source, Firefox, browser, Mozilla Firefox
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: open source, Linux, operating system, Mandriva, Mageia, PCLinuxOS, OpenMandriva
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: open source, Linux, Red Hat, OpenStack
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, Linux, Red Hat
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: open source, Linux, Gnome, KDE, xfce, desktop, Unity, Cinnamon, MATE
Linux Mint 15: Solid, But Unsettled
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 11, 2013
Linux Mint is maturing, which means that the question of what's next is starting to loom.
Tags: open source, operating system, Linux Mint, desktop, Cinnamon, MATE
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: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, laptops, OS, operating systems
Mirantis FUELS Open Source OpenStack with $10 Million Investment
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 06, 2013
Red Hat joins the list of investors in OpenStack startup as FUEL library gets a new visual interface.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, Red Hat, OpenStack
Apache CloudStack 4.1 Autoscales the Open Source Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 05, 2013
CloudStack gains new regions capabilities for high-availability cloud deployment.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, Apache, CloudStack
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, Linux, Windows, software, applications
Mozilla Prepares to Re-Invent Firefox with Australis Update
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 03, 2013
There are big changes in the works for the open source browser, including a simplified UI and more customization options.
Tags: open source, browser, Mozilla Firefox
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: open source, Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth
Opera Launches New Chromium-Based Browser
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 28, 2013
Opera Next 15 has a completely new design and a new engine.
Tags: open source, Google, Web, browser, Opera, Chromium
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: open source, Linux, financial software, ERP, enterprise resource planning
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, Linux, Ubuntu, Canonical, community
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: open source, operating system, Cloud, Microsoft, Ubuntu, apps, Windows 8, Office, app store, OS, interface
Chrome vs. Firefox
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 15, 2013
Which browser is better for desktop Linux users?
Tags: open source, Linux, Firefox, Google, browser, Chrome, Mozilla, desktop, Chromium
Is Mozilla Firefox 21 A 'Healthy' Browser?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 14, 2013
New open source browser debuts, with a default feature that sends information to Mozilla.
Tags: open source, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox
Ubuntu and the Missing Community Link
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 14, 2013
Small events can have big consequences.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, FOSS, Canonical, community
How Open Source Python Drives the OpenStack Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 13, 2013
Former NASA engineer Josh McKenty explains how Python became the key to the cloud.
Tags: open source, cloud computing, Python, OpenStack
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: open source, Linux, operating system, Debian, desktop