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

  • Use DropBox to seamlessly sync files

    Use DropBox to seamlessly sync files

    Vincent Danen introduces open source DropBox, a file synchronization service that works for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows clients. DropBox can be used to share documents, configuration files, photos, m...

    Vincent Danen · October 27, 2008, 11:00 PM PST

  • Improve MySQL performance with MySQLTuner

    Improve MySQL performance with MySQLTuner

    Vincent Danen covers the basics of the MySQL Tuner tool, which analyzes your configuration and suggests changes that will boost the performance of your MySQL installation.

    Vincent Danen · October 20, 2008, 11:00 PM PST

  • Where would we be without open source?

    Where would we be without open source?

    Jack Wallen ponders the question, "Where would we be without open source?" How would the absence of open source projects change your day-to-day work in IT or your life as a home user?

    Jack Wallen · October 19, 2008, 11:35 PM PST

  • Searching with GNOME Do

    Searching with GNOME Do

    Vincent Danen introduces GNOME Do, an application-launching utility, similar to Mac's Launchbar, which features a number of plugins that boost its usability and efficiency.

    Vincent Danen · October 13, 2008, 11:35 PM PST

  • U.S. Presidential candidates and open source

    U.S. Presidential candidates and open source

    Jack Wallen tackles a tough topic here: Which US Presidential candidate would most likely support open source. After combing the net for as much support as he could, Jack has discovered one candidate ...

    Jack Wallen · October 12, 2008, 11:43 PM PST

  • Listen to music with open source Banshee

    Listen to music with open source Banshee

    Vincent Danen reviews the Banshee media player for Linux, which has the capability of playing shared iTunes music, and it can be used to create "smart" playlists.

    Vincent Danen · October 6, 2008, 11:00 PM PST

  • What's new in OpenOffice.org 3.0

    What's new in OpenOffice.org 3.0

    On October 13 of this year, OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released. This highly anticipated release provides a number of enhancements. Vincent Danen shares some of the best new features.

    Vincent Danen · November 24, 2008, 3:01 AM PST

  • Is open source killing developers' ability to cash in?

    Is open source killing developers' ability to cash in?

    Many believe open source will be the downfall of software capitalism. Open source is free, and often as good (or better) than a similar proprietary solution. So what is stopping the software market fr...

    Jack Wallen · November 23, 2008, 10:28 PM PST

  • Use Dovecot for POP3/IMAP services

    Use Dovecot for POP3/IMAP services

    Traditionally, if you wanted to set up POP3 or IMAP services on your Linux system, you would use Courier-IMAP, uw-imap, or cyrus-imapd. Vincent Danen introduces a lesser-known, but increasingly popula...

    Vincent Danen · November 17, 2008, 10:30 PM PST

  • Quickly Install a LAMP server on Ubuntu

    Quickly Install a LAMP server on Ubuntu

    Many times Jack Wallen has been asked for help putting together a LAMP server. With that in mind, Jack highlights the quick and easy steps to installing a LAMP server on a running Ubuntu machine.

    Jack Wallen · November 15, 2008, 8:56 AM PST

  • Tips and tricks for working on the command line

    Tips and tricks for working on the command line

    Vincent Danen believes in the power of the command line as being faster and more powerful than a GUI, once you get the hang of it. Here are some of his favorite tips and shortcuts for working from the...

    Vincent Danen · November 10, 2008, 10:35 PM PST

  • KDEs big mistake

    KDEs big mistake

    With the birth of KDE 4 came a shuffling of some key applications that has caused some serious grumbling among the Linux community. But this shuffling goes well beyond the old-school Linux fans and ca...

    Jack Wallen · November 9, 2008, 7:16 AM PST

  • Using dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP services

    Using dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP services

    Vincent Danen introduces an open source solution called dnsmasq, which provides both DNS forwarding and DHCP services for a small network or home office.

    Vincent Danen · November 3, 2008, 10:00 PM PST

  • OpenOffice 3: Look out MS Office!

    OpenOffice 3: Look out MS Office!

    With the release of OpenOffice 3, Microsoft Office has been shown the door as the leader. In this entry to the open source blog, Jack Wallen reasserts his claim that OpenOffice is the dominant player ...

    Jack Wallen · November 2, 2008, 10:56 PM PST

  • OpenOffice moment in the sun fading

    OpenOffice moment in the sun fading

    If you know much about Sun then you know how shady their practices can be. These practices have, over the last few years, been extending to the open source flagship OpenOffice. Jack Wallen has had eno...

    Jack Wallen · December 28, 2008, 10:35 PM PST