'Open Source' Tag Index

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: LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, open source, OpenOffice
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: audio playback, Open Source App, open source, 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: Chrome, ChromeOS, open source, Linux
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: Mozilla Firefox, open source
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: docker, Docker virtualization, open source
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: IoT, Open Source App, internet of things, open source
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: small business, open source, small business IT support, Open Source App, Linux
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: KDE, Linux desktop, Linux, Best linux desktop, open source
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: Chrome, browser, open source, Firefox, browser add-on, Linux
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: OpenStack, cloud computing, open source
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: SDN, software defined networking, open source
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: Linux, open source
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: Linux, Ubuntu, open source
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: Eucalyptus, open source, OpenStack, cloud computing, private cloud
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, IT, Linux, 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: Linux desktop, KDE, interface redesign, open source
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: Ubuntu, Linux, Linux desktop, open source
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: Linux, Gnome, open source
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: Linux, Linux desktop, Windows XP, open source
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 kernel, open source, Linux
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: Linux, Shuttleworth, Canonical, open source, FOSS, Ubuntu
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: Linux, open source, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Debian
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: Linux, FOSS, open source, Richard Stallman, Mark Shuttleworth, FSF, 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: NSA, Linux, Security Intelligence, Security Software, open source, privacy
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: Gnome, Linux, KDE, open source
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, distro, Ubuntu, open source
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: Linux, Red Hat, IT jobs, open source
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, MATE, Gnome, KDE, Linux desktop
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
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, Mozilla Firefox, Austrailis, Firefox, browser
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, open source, Chromebooks, Chrome
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: Linux desktop, open source, Gnome, KDE, Ubuntu
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, Linux, apps, 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, Linux, open source community, hardware
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: Gnome, Linux desktop, Linux, open source
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: Gnome, Linux, open source, 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: 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: enterprise software, open source, free software, Linux, 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, Canonical, Linux desktop, Gnome, 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: internet of things, Linux, open source
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: KDE, Linux, Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu, Canonical, open source
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: video, free software, Linux, audio, open source tools, open source
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, OpenStack, cloud computing
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: 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: Shuttleworth, open source, Canonical, Linux, Ubuntu
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: Linux, open source, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
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 desktop, Linux
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: Linux, GNOME desktop, open source, 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, 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: cloud computing, open source
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: big data, analytics, open source, Hadoop
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: Gnome, Unity, community, desktop, Linux Mint, KDE, open source, Linux, Ubuntu
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: Azul Systems, OpenJDK, Microsoft Azure, cloud computing, Java, open source
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, OpenOffice, Apache
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: merger and acquistion activity, Cisco, network security, open source, Sourcefire, Snort
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: smartphone, Android, FOSS, Ubuntu Edge, Mark Shuttleworth, open source, 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: KDE, Unity, open source, Linux, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, desktop
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, OpenStack, cloud computing
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, MATE, Gnome Shell, Gnome, Linux desktop
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, Linux, apps
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, ownCloud, cloud computing
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: Debian, desktop, Linux, open source, Ubuntu
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: Red Hat, cloud computing, Linux, open source, 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: desktop, extensions, Gnome, Linux, open source
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, open source, Linux, Ubuntu
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: Linux, open source, word processor, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, 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: Mozilla Firefox, Firefox, browser, open source
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: Linux, OpenMandriva, operating system, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, open source, Mageia
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




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