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

  • All major Linux distros compliant with IPv6 mandates

    All major Linux distros compliant with IPv6 mandates

    In the ramped efforts for organizations to meet the qualifications for IPv6-compliant technology, the Linux Foundation declares that all major Linux distributions now meet the U.S. DoD's certification...

    Selena Frye · December 2, 2008, 11:58 PM PST

  • Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?

    Is the new Komodo 5 toolset worth the upgrade?

    Vincent Danen reviews the new Komodo 5.0 toolset for developers. Do new features and enhanced performance make it worth the upgrade?

    Vincent Danen · November 30, 2008, 11:00 PM PST

  • Non-free "blobs" in the Linux kernel?

    Non-free "blobs" in the Linux kernel?

    Jack Wallen comments on the debate that's broken out about the use of proprietary "blobs" in the "free" Linux kernel. How much "free" deserves the seal of approval from the Free Software Foundation? D...

    Jack Wallen · November 30, 2008, 9:46 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

  • Mandrake Linux founder offering Open Virtual Desktop Solution for the enterprise

    Mandrake Linux founder offering Open Virtual Desktop Solution for the enterprise

    Former Mandrake Linux founder heads up a new company called Ulteo, now offering a Virtual Desktop Solution to serve up Linux applications, but the plans are to support Windows applications as early as...

    Selena Frye · November 21, 2008, 4:18 AM 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

  • What kind of a Linux advocate are you?

    What kind of a Linux advocate are you?

    Do you consider yourself to be an active Linux advocate or a laissez-faire user? What is your preferred way to grow the Linux community of users?

    Selena Frye · November 14, 2008, 4:20 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

  • How will Windows 7 affect Linux?

    How will Windows 7 affect Linux?

    Some tech bloggers are saying that Windows 7 is set to be a "Linux-killer." What do they mean by that, exactly, and what do you think the real affect on Linux will be?

    Selena Frye · November 7, 2008, 4:02 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

  • How often do you switch OSes or distributions?

    How often do you switch OSes or distributions?

    Does your OS or distro choice change with the weather? How fickle are you when it comes to operating systems or flavors of Linux? Take the poll.

    Selena Frye · October 30, 2008, 6:56 AM PST