Open Source Index

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.
35 Top Open Source Companies
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on September 21, 2017
These companies play a major role in developing and maintaining the open source software that powers today's business.
Top Linux Distros for Media Creation
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 19, 2017
Feeling creative? These Linux distros are particularly well suited for audio and video work.
Can Artful Aardvark Regain Ubuntu's Popularity on the Desktop?
By Bruce Byfield | Open Source Article Published on September 18, 2017
For desktop users, the pressing issue is whether the coming changes can help Ubuntu regain its domination of the desktop.
Open Source Artificial Intelligence: 50 Top Projects
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on September 12, 2017
These open source AI projects focus on machine learning, deep learning, neural network and other applications that are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in AI.
Why Mobile Linux Fails
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 11, 2017
Despite high hopes from Linux users, the mobile Linux experience still leaves something to be desired.
Best New Linux Desktop Environments
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on September 05, 2017
A look at the fresh crop of Linux desktop environments coming up. Are you ready for a new Linux desktop?
78 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published on August 30, 2017
These open source applications replace expensive apps for home and business users, which in some cases can free you from the burden of monthly subscription fees.
Must Have Linux Mint Software
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 28, 2017
This is the software for the Mint Linux distro that enables you to get the most out of this top Linux distro.
Windows vs Ubuntu: A Look Before You Switch
By Matt Hartley | Open Source Article Published on August 14, 2017
If you're considering switching from Windows to Ubuntu, here are some factors to consider as you explore the Linux operating system.