'Open Source Tools' Tag Index

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
Nine Rules for Designing a Linux Desktop
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 07, 2012
The Linux user revolts of recent times could be avoided by following these guidelines.
Tags: Linux, open source tools, Gnome, KDE
75 Open Source Apps That Could Improve Your Life
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 25, 2012
These open source apps can help you keep your resolutions to break bad computing habits, stick to a budget, and much more.
Tags: open source, open source tools, open source apps
92 Open Source Apps That Replace Everyday Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 18, 2012
Some of the best open source applications available for home, school, small business or enterprise users.
Tags: open source, open source tools, open source apps
60 Open Source Replacements for Communications Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2011
Open source software for blogging, file transfer, wikis, CRM, desktop publishing, email and much more.
Tags: open source, Linux, open source tools
Xamarin Brings Mono to IceCream Sandwich
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 05, 2011
After splitting from Novell and SUSE, the Mono startup is now accelerating development.
Tags: open source tools, Mono, Xamarin, IceCream Sandwich
25 Ways Open Source is Catching On Beyond Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 28, 2011
The open source movement is spreading far beyond software to space travel, cars, spying, textbooks, art -- even cupcakes.
Tags: open source tools, open source software, open source apps
67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published August 16, 2011
Open source software goes head to head against its proprietary alternatives. 
Tags: open source tools, open source software
53 Open Source Replacements to Spice Up Your Desktop
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2011
Open source downloads for desktop search, virtual desktops, snazzy wallpaper and much more. Come on, live a little!
Tags: software, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, open source software
56 Open Source Replacements for Popular Web Development and Design Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2010
Open source Web development tools for collaboration, content management, ecommerce, video, coding, layout and more.
Tags: Web development, Linux downloads, open source tools, open source software, web dev software
KDE 4.6 Beta: Finding New Directions
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 08, 2010
KDE 4.6 falls short of the dramatic changes of early KDE 4 releases, yet it lays the groundwork for the desktop’s future development.
Tags: Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, KDE 4, Widget libraries
Tracking Linux Network Stats with vnStat
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published November 22, 2010
The Linux networking tool nStat is a popular network traffic logger.
Tags: Linux, networking, Linux downloads, open source tools, Linux server monitoring
50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2010
Open source downloads for audio, video, backup, ecommerce, document management, networking and many other desktop tasks.
Tags: open source, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, open source software
Ubuntu Netbook 10.10: Usability vs. Constraints
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 20, 2010
Your comfort with the Ubuntu Netbook depends on whether your work habits conform to the assumptions built into the design.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux downloads, open source tools, netbooks, netbook
55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Networking Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2010
Open source downloads that can help you design, test, deploy, manage, monitor, and secure your network.
Tags: open source, networking, Linux downloads, open source tools, network software
Fedora 14 Linux Boosts Security with OpenSCAP
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 04, 2010
In-development Fedora 14 community Linux release includes open source Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) framework. So what is it and why does it matter?
Tags: Linux, security, open source tools, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Ubuntu, Canonical Wallow in Muddy Waters with Contributors' Agreements
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 21, 2010
The Canonical Contributor Agreement is riddled with potential difficulties, causing concern among various parties.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux desktop, open source tools, Shuttleworth, Canonical
58 Open Source Replacements for Commercial Communications Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 20, 2010
Open source downloads for desktop publishing, email, IM, speech, file transfer, and many other tasks.
Tags: open source, Linux, open source tools, free software, Email management
Choice is Messy (Free Software Likes It That Way)
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published September 15, 2010
Once again we hear calls to better organize Linux software, yet once again they fall on deaf ears.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux downloads, open source tools, KDE 4
58 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published August 26, 2010
Open source software geared for the many needs of small businesses, including accounting, CRM, desktop publishing, security and more.
Tags: open source, Linux, SMB, Linux downloads, open source tools
50 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published August 17, 2010
Open source downloads that compare in quality and feature-set to high end proprietary applications.
Tags: Linux, open source tools, KDE, open source software, downloads
Why is Ubuntu Succeeding Where Linspire Failed?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published August 05, 2010
Linspire was the Ubuntu of its day, yet it failed despite using tactics that are now succeeding wildly for Ubuntu.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools
Linux Music Players: Amarok vs. Clementine
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 28, 2010
The two Linux music players display different assumptions about what users want. Which do you prefer?
Tags: open source, Linux, open source tools, KDE, music
The 75 "Funnest" Open Source Downloads
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 26, 2010
Do we need to complicate this? What part of ‘fun download’ don’t you understand?
Tags: open source, Linux, open source tools, open source software, games
Living the Linux Lifestyle
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 26, 2010
What approach to computing (and life) prompts a person to use a Linux box on a daily basis?
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools
50 Open Source Replacements for Popular Financial Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 20, 2010
Open source downloads for a wide array of financial tasks, from simple accounting to full business operations tracking.
Tags: open source, open source tools, financial software, open source software, downloads
Ubuntu Romances the Enterprise
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published July 15, 2010
The open source vendor is pushing its server product into the enterprise using a free version as a hook.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, open source tools, Enterprise, Ubuntu Server
Five Small Linux Boxes: Cheap PCs
By Paul Ferrill | Article Published July 08, 2010
This handful of diminutive Linux boxes are inexpensive yet they can get the job done.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools
Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use
By Matt Hartley | Article Published July 06, 2010
Break the dull Linux desktop habit -- audio-video, games, image editing, comics and more. Plus: what's your favorite Linux app?
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools
Are Firms Leery of Open Source Servers?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 02, 2010
To succeed, vendors that sell open source server software use 'proprietary' models. Or do they?
Tags: open source, MySQL, open source tools, Red Hat, open source server
Break your Ubuntu Addiction: Three Strong Distros
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 24, 2010
Before Ubuntu largely takes over the desktop Linux community, you may want to consider some other flavors.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools
50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 22, 2010
Open source educational software is rapidly gaining adoption in a wide array of teaching environments.
Tags: open source, open source tools, free software, education, download apps
KDE 4.5 2nd Beta: The End of an Era
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 21, 2010
The KDE Linux desktop’s rapid pace of innovation seems to have slowed.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, KDE
Wordpress 3 Jazzes Up Open Source Content Management
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 18, 2010
New release moves beyond blogging roots, with multi-site, navigation and UI improvements.
Tags: open source, CMS, content management system, open source tools, open source software
Eight Ways GNOME Could be Improved
By Matt Hartley | Article Published June 07, 2010
A longtime GNOME user suggests a number of improvements to the Linux desktop, some simple, some major.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, open source tools, Gnome, KDE
Microsoft Makes Outlook Tools Open Source
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 25, 2010
The company continues its initiatives to open up to open source developers, with the release of two new tools for working with Outlook's PST file formats.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, SDK, open source tools, Outlook
50 Open Source Tools To Replace Popular Security Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 18, 2010
Replacing commercial security software with open source tools doesn’t always offer the prefect solution, yet can provide cost and flexibility advantages.
Tags: open source, Linux, security, open source tools, open source software
Is GNOME or KDE Better for New Users?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 17, 2010
The generally accepted myth that migrating Windows or OS X users should choose KDE over GNOME doesn’t make much sense.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, open source tools, Gnome, KDE
Future GNOME: What to Expect in GNOME 3.0
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published May 12, 2010
While KDE's last major version release prompted a near user revolt, a GNOME leader expects a far smoother reception to the upcoming GNOME desktop.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools, Gnome
Mozilla Loses Its CEO
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 12, 2010
John Lilly calls it quits after five years to join venture capital firm amid rapid changes in both the open source and Web browser market.
Tags: Firefox, open source tools, Mozilla, firefox mobile, Mozilla Firefox
ForgeRock Picks Up Sun's Open Source Identity
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 12, 2010
New startup will extend the Sun OpenSSO (single sign on) and move it forward in an open source identity stack.
Tags: open source, Oracle, open source tools, Sun Microsystems, open source software
Mozilla Lays Out Firefox 4 Roadmap
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 11, 2010
Speed, new features and browser market leadership against rivals including Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are at the top of open source vendors plans for its next generation technology.
Tags: open source, open source tools, Web browsers, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox
Ubuntu Linux Getting 'Light' Edition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 11, 2010
New Unity user interface effort aims to deliver lightweight versions of Ubuntu for desktops and notebooks.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, open source tools, Shuttleworth
Apple, Microsoft Come Out Against Open Source Video Codecs
By David Needle | Article Published May 01, 2010
An alleged e-mail from Apple's Steve Jobs suggests big-name vendors may be pooling their support around H.264 for Web video, while Microsoft backs H.264 as well -- and joins in some Flash-bashing for good measure.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, Apple, open source tools, video codec
Metasploit Goes Commercial in New Express Edition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 22, 2010
New version of the popular open source penetration testing tool adds proprietary bits on top of an open core.
Tags: open source, open source tools, commercial software, Metasploit, Rapid7
Fedora 13 Beta: The Seen and (Troubling) Unseen
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published April 20, 2010
Fedora 13, like Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx, is the release in which commercialization became embedded in the Linux desktop.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Linux desktop, open source tools, Fedora
Estimating the Value of Novell's Linux OS
By Paul Rubens | Article Published March 25, 2010
Amid speculation about Novell being acquired, what's the major open source vendor's Linux OS actually worth?
Tags: open source, Linux, enterprise software, open source tools, Novell
Can Ubuntu Server Be a Datacenter Leader?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 12, 2010
The flexibility of Ubuntu's cost structure offers a competitive advantage: companies purchase support for it only if they need or want to.
Tags: Linux, server, Ubuntu, open source tools, open source server
Digg Moves From MySQL to NoSQL
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 11, 2010
Digg decides that relational databases aren't the way to go and moves its infrastructure to the Cassandra NoSQL database with the help of a new migration tool that will soon be open source.
Tags: NoSQL, MySQL, Facebook, open source tools, Digg
GNOME and KDE: Seven Attractions in Each
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published March 09, 2010
Both GNOME and KDE have caught up in features and narrowed the gap in usability with proprietary desktops.
Tags: Linux desktop, open source tools, Gnome, KDE, open source tool
Ten Leading Open Source Server Technologies
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published March 02, 2010
Open source server technologies like Zenoss, Mono, and (of course) Apache are among the top open source server tools.
Tags: open source, open source tools, servers, server management
50 Open Source Tools: Desktop Downloads
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 23, 2010
Have open source tool, will travel: Open source tools for every aspect of the Linux desktop experience.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, open source tools




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