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Open Source Articles

Open source has evolved from free software projects built by zealous programmers into a major source of productivity and cost savings for enterprise IT. Our coverage of open source spotlights top software, focusing in-depth on the many open source applications that drive business productivity. Datamation has a long history of covering open source.

Top 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Failed

July 11, 2018 |

Despite its cost advantages, the masses haven't gravitated toward Linux for their desktop usage. The reasons why are numerous.

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Linux File Server Guide

June 19, 2018 |

Linux file servers play an essential role. When using one of the popular Linux distributions, you have a few different file sharing options to choose from. Some of them are simple but not that secure. Others are highly secure, yet require some know-how to set up initially.

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Why Linux Works

June 07, 2018 |

Amid the big cash and fierce corporate jockeying around Linux, it’s the developers who truly give the operating system its vitality.

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Linux Solutions: Snappy, Flatpak, and AppImage

June 05, 2018 |

In 2018, distro independent package installation solutions provide real help. Three rising stars in this area: Snappy, Flatpak and AppImage.

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Microsoft's Linux Adoption: How Things Change

May 14, 2018 |

It's not new but, historically, it's still pretty shocking: Microsoft is a huge supporter of open source. What's up?

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Ubuntu 18.04 Review: Tough Love

May 07, 2018 |

This Ubuntu 18.04 review will touch on the areas Linux users need to consider before upgrading or switching to a new distro. Allow me to say: my opinions may not be terribly popular, but they are my own.

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Should Your Business Switch to Open Source?

April 16, 2018 |

A guide to the reasons and practices that businesses employ when they switch to open source software.

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Linux Mint vs. MX Linux: What's Best for You?

April 04, 2018 |

Sure, Linux Mint is highly popular. But MX Linux is lightning fast and offers fantastic support for features geared for newer Linux users.

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Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux

March 20, 2018 |

These Linux remote access apps will help you run your system no matter where you’re located.

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Windows vs Linux in 2018

March 12, 2018 |

Despite the current core differences between Windows and Linux, choice of operating system is largely determined by non-technical factors. And yet the OSes have key technical differences that offer users significantly different experiences.

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