Open Source Index

Debian vs. Linux Mint: The Winner Is?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 09, 2018
A point by point comparison of the Debian and Linux Mint Linux distributions. Which one is best for you?
Top 5 Open Source Firewalls for Business
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on January 09, 2018
These open source firewalls can offer a cost effective option for businesses.
10 Open Source Technologies You'll Need to Know in 2018
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on January 02, 2018
If you want to keep your enterprise IT skills up-to-date, you should familiarize yourself with these open source projects.
The Open Source Funding Conundrum in 2018
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 18, 2017
Amid the attitude of "open source means no cost," how can open source applications that lack enterprise support pay their bills?
10 Best Linux Business Apps
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 14, 2017
These Linux apps will enable you to accomplish a variety of professionals tasks quickly and effectively.
Ubuntu History: Linux Evolves
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on December 06, 2017
A look at how Ubuntu has evolved though the years -- and how it continues to be a leading force in Linux development.
How Open Source Will Enable Smart Cities
By Guest Author | Open Source Article Published on November 30, 2017
Developers of smart city technology will have no choice but to turn to open source if they want to keep up with the demand.
Linux Successes (And Failures) in 2017
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 28, 2017
Some of Linux's challenges are legacy, while Linux's successes tend to be in newer, emerging sectors.
Linux Containers vs Virtual Machines
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 20, 2017
Among the many distinctions between containers and virtual machines is that one is used for applications and the other is designed for entire operating systems.
Top 10 Linux Tools
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 14, 2017
One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools. This collection of Linux tools helps us in two distinct ways. It serves as an introduction to newer users that there are tools to do just about anything on Linux. Also, it reminds those of us who have used Linux for a number of years that the tools for just about any task is indeed, available.
Best Lightweight Linux Distros
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on November 06, 2017
The best of the lightweight Linux distros, geared for a variety of different user types.
Ubuntu Desktops Compared
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 31, 2017
We look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them: what's the best Ubuntu desktop for your individual workflow and preferences?
Should You Use Linux Mint's Debian or Standard Edition?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on October 24, 2017
Linux Mint's Debian and Standard Edition are clearly different. One or the other may be a far better choice for you, based on your workflow and preferences.
Configure and Secure Linux Mint
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 24, 2017
Once you've installed Linux Mint, these steps will help you configure and secure your desktop.
How to Install Linux Mint
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 17, 2017
A step-by-step guide to installing Linux Mint, with pictures to aid your install.
Why Linux Works
By Matt Asay | Open Source Article Published on October 11, 2017
Amid the big cash and fierce corporate jockeying around Linux, it’s the developers who truly give the operating system its vitality.
Linux Mint: Inside the Top Linux Distro
By Datamation.com Staff | Open Source Article Published on October 09, 2017
The Linux Mint distro is considered the top distro by many. Here's a guide to Linux Mint's software, history of development, and a look at why it's so popular.
GNOME vs KDE: Best Desktop?
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on October 02, 2017
In the debate about whether GNOME or KDE is the best Linux desktop, factors like workflow, software and user preferences are essential to consider.
Best Linux Distros for the Enterprise
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 27, 2017
The best Linux distros for the enterprise offer business users a remarkable level of functionality and scalability.
10 Open Source Skills That Can Lead to Higher Pay
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on September 21, 2017
Knowledge and experience with leading open source projects can make it easier for candidates to find IT jobs that pay well.