Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Bruce Byfield

Bruce Byfield (born May 13, 1958) is a Canadian journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software. He has been a contributing editor at Linux.com, and his articles have appeared on the Datamation, LWN, Linux Developer Network, and LinuxPlanet sites.

7 KDE Apps You Should Know About

KDE regularly polls as the most popular desktop environment for Linux. However, because more desktops use GNOME applications, to many users KDE might as well be a...

5 Best Linux Distros for Security

Security is nothing new to Linux distributions. Linux distros have always emphasized security and related matters like firewalls, penetration testing, anonymity, and privacy. So it is hardly...

The 7 Best Linux Distros for Business

Selecting the best Linux distro for business isn't easy. With over three hundred active Linux distributions, choosing one for your business can take some serious time. Admittedly, you...

IoT Security and Privacy: An Afterthought?

Security and privacy are widely identified as major concerns for the Internet of Things (IoT), but few people discuss them in any detail. An exception is Jim Hunter,...

7 Differences Between Linux and Windows: User Expectations

Also see: Open Source Software List, The Ultimate 2016 List When I was a boy, I imagined that other languages were codes, whose words had a...

Best Universal Package Manager for Linux?

Suddenly, Linux needs a universal package manager for installing software. At least, that's what Canonical Software claimed when it introduced its new Snappy packages. However, if the...

IoT Security: What IoT Can Learn From Open Source

When personal computers were introduced, few manufacturers worried about security. Not until the early 1990s did the need for security become widely understood. Today, the Internet of...

Is Canonical the Victim of High Expectations?

When Ubuntu was new, those who questioned it were mostly Debian developers, disgruntled because they were not hired or because Ubuntu failed to acknowledge its debt to...

Ubuntu’s Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire

When Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced that developers from other distributions were working on Snappy packages, the media pumped a minor announcement...

The Internet of Things: 7 Challenges

Few doubt that smart devices are the next technological revolution. The next generation of connected appliances is already starting to create the Internet of Things (IoT), and...

IoT Crowdfunding: Yes, Users Will Fund IoT

Surely the Internet of Things will be crowdfunding, but first a question hangs in the air. Few buzzwords are heard more often in tech circles than the Internet...

Is Ubuntu’s Convergence the Future of Linux?

Convergence is not a word on everybody's lips. But if Canonical Software, the company that controls Ubuntu, has any say, it soon will be. Others may be more...

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