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

  • Jack Wallen // April 26, 2009, 10:47 PM PST

    Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

    Jack Wallen installs Ubuntu 9.04 and is so impressed he can hardly talk tech about the release. See what he has to say about the newest release and if his take on Jaunty Jakalope is enough to make you switch.


  • Jack Wallen // May 2, 2009, 11:12 PM PST

    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 evangelism Jack is guilty of.


  • Jack Wallen // May 11, 2009, 12:05 AM PST

    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 list.


  • Selena Frye // May 22, 2009, 2:52 AM PST

    How do you roll out Linux in an organization?

    A new IBM-sponsored report offers some good tips and a few warnings for those contemplating a transition to Linux in their organizations. The report is based on a survey of IT pros who have experienced a roll-out.


  • Jack Wallen // May 24, 2009, 12:21 PM PST

    System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality

    Jack Wallen has seen plenty of companies make promises of bringing solid hardware pre-installed with Linux. Most of those promises have fallen way short. But now a company has risen from the ashes of those failures and made good on the promises. Read about System 76 and you might be tempted to make a purchase.


  • Selena Frye // April 2, 2009, 6:31 AM PST

    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 down just the application you're looking for.


  • Selena Frye // March 26, 2009, 6:52 AM PST

    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 that magic?


  • Selena Frye // March 13, 2009, 4:13 AM PST

    Linux basics: Learn common commands

    Learning basic Linux commands will help you get familiar with the OS and work faster. Here are some quick guides to various Linux commands from experts Vincent Danen and Jack Wallen.


  • Jack Wallen // March 13, 2009, 2:50 AM PST

    Enigmail makes encrypting e-mail easy

    Jack Wallen discovers Enigmail, a simple solution for email encryption. He is confident that, with more applications like this, Linux will lose the stigma of being too difficult to use. Do you agree? Read on.


  • Selena Frye // September 23, 2009, 3:58 AM PST

    Battle of the bulge: Will Linux 'bloat' begin to rival Microsoft?

    Linus Torvalds simultaneously cheers the Linux development model and decries its bloat at LinuxCon. What is he up to? What's your opinion of the current Linux kernel? Take our poll.


  • Selena Frye // February 26, 2010, 12:55 AM PST

    New Linux kernel release and brewing legal battles vs. Microsoft?

    This week Linux released version 2.6.33 of its kernel with a few improvements and an interesting move of dumping Android support. Also, what legal battles could be brewing with Microsoft?


  • Vincent Danen // March 8, 2010, 1:00 AM PST

    Convert CVS repositories to Git

    Vincent Danen shows you how to use the git-cvs plugin to convert CVS repositories to Git and reap the rewards of speed and efficiency that come with it.


  • Selena Frye // March 4, 2010, 4:03 AM PST

    Linux and kids: What are the best ways to teach children about open source?

    How does the open source community encourage the next generation to use Linux and open source software? Read about the just-for-kids Qimo distribution and recommend your own resources.


  • Jack Wallen // February 20, 2010, 10:42 PM PST

    A big legal victory for open source

    A small legal victory was won by an open source developer that will have lasting effects on the entire open source development community. Jack Wallen explains.


  • Jack Wallen // March 6, 2010, 10:43 PM PST

    Saving PCs from viruses the Linux way

    If you're an IT consultant, and you're looking for a fresh way to rid hard drives of viruses, take a look at the method Jack Wallen outlines using Linux and ClamTK.