Linux and Open Source

If you're a Linux administrator or you are integrating Linux into your IT department then you won't want to miss the latest tutorials, news, and updates on various Linux distributions and open source

  • Hibernating a Linux Laptop...FINALLY!

    Hibernating a Linux Laptop...FINALLY!

    After much searching and hair-pulling Jack Wallen has finally found a means to get a laptop to hibernate. It's not perfect but it works every time. Read this open source entry and discover how to enjo...

    Jack Wallen · October 5, 2008, 12:33 AM PST

  • Happy 17th Birthday Linux: Share your story

    Happy 17th Birthday Linux: Share your story

    Linux turns 17 today (October 6) and Techrepublic wants to know how (and when) you first got started using the Linux operating system.

    Jack Wallen · October 5, 2008, 10:50 PM PST

  • What IS the relevance of an operating system?

    What IS the relevance of an operating system?

    The cloud is coming and it threatens to make the operating system irrelevant. Or at least that's what many would like you to think. Jack Wallen has a different take on the idea. Surprised?

    Jack Wallen · April 19, 2009, 10:43 PM PST

  • Tech evangelists and open source

    Tech evangelists and open source

    Evangelism is part of every day life for the Linux user. Why is this? Jack Wallen addresses this topic with the idea of opening the eyes of all tech camps. Read on to see if you fall prey to the same ...

    Jack Wallen · May 2, 2009, 11:12 PM PST

  • Getting the most out of your IT investment with UNIX?

    Getting the most out of your IT investment with UNIX?

    Do you have questions about running UNIX on your servers? Now is your chance to ask the IBM experts in a live TechRepublic Webcast on June 23. Get the topics and other details here.

    Selena Frye · June 18, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

  • Will Linux own the cloud?

    Will Linux own the cloud?

    Many people have strong opinions about the efficacy of cloud computing and what it all means. The battle intensifies along the lines of proprietary vs. open source technology. Will cloud computing fin...

    Selena Frye · May 7, 2009, 1:07 AM PST

  • Linux basics: Finding the right applications

    Linux basics: Finding the right applications

    If you're new to using Linux, you'll want to find applications that help you do all the things you used to on your former OS. Are you still missing a few? Here are some resources to help you track dow...

    Selena Frye · April 2, 2009, 6:31 AM PST

  • Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

    Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

    Jack Wallen has the answer for the so called Windows domination in the netbook market. It's all about the OS, and from Ubuntu the perfect netbook operating system has been spawned. Listen up Asus, thi...

    Jack Wallen · April 12, 2009, 11:51 PM PST

  • What is the Windows XP-Linux connection?

    What is the Windows XP-Linux connection?

    What will devoted XP users do when Microsoft ends its free support in April? One Linux guru considers the Windows "XP factor." What makes for an extremely popular OS, and how can Linux capture some of...

    Selena Frye · March 26, 2009, 6:52 AM PST

  • Ubuntu 9.04: The official review

    Ubuntu 9.04: The official review

    Jack Wallen has been working with Ubuntu 9.04 for a while and finds there are some issues with the latest release from Ubuntu. Take a read of Jack's pros and cons and see if you have any to add to the...

    Jack Wallen · May 11, 2009, 12:05 AM PST

  • A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

    A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

    Jack Wallen rolled some dice and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a machine for someone used to Windows Vista. How do you think this little experiment went? Read on to find out.

    Jack Wallen · July 25, 2010, 5:34 AM PST

  • Round-up of lightweight Linux apps and other news to know for the week

    Round-up of lightweight Linux apps and other news to know for the week

    A very comprehensive list of lightweight Linux apps might give you some new things to try. Also, take a look at Android and Ubuntu builds to install on HTC HD2 phones.

    Selena Frye · July 9, 2010, 1:06 AM PST

  • Smitten with Xfce 4

    Smitten with Xfce 4

    It's taken Jack Wallen nearly 12 years to give the Xfce desktop the time of day. He finally did and his reaction is, as you would expect, fairly strong. Read on to see what Jack thinks of this "old-sc...

    Jack Wallen · July 11, 2010, 7:39 AM PST

  • Songbird has sung its last song...on Linux

    Songbird has sung its last song...on Linux

    Songbird on Linux is no more. Will the newly forked Nightingale succeed? And SHOULD it? Find out what Jack Wallen thinks by reading on.

    Jack Wallen · May 15, 2010, 11:31 PM PST

  • Sony's removal of Linux support from PS3 upset gamers and the USAF

    Sony's removal of Linux support from PS3 upset gamers and the USAF

    Sony pulled Linux support from the PS3, upsetting gamers enough that there's a class action lawsuit filed, but it also screwed up some high-profile projects, including one run by the U.S. Air Force.

    Selena Frye · May 19, 2010, 5:03 AM PST