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

  • Selena Frye // December 2, 2008, 11:58 PM PST

    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 standards.


  • Vincent Danen // November 30, 2008, 11:00 PM PST

    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?


  • Jack Wallen // November 30, 2008, 9:46 PM PST

    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? Does the expectation of 100-percent free software make sense?


  • Vincent Danen // November 24, 2008, 3:01 AM PST

    What's new in 3.0

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


  • Jack Wallen // November 23, 2008, 10:28 PM PST

    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 from completely following in this model? Or is it already beginning? Jack Wallen ponders this question.


  • Selena Frye // November 21, 2008, 4:18 AM PST

    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 2009.


  • Vincent Danen // November 17, 2008, 10:30 PM PST

    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 popular IMAP/POP3 server called Dovecot.


  • Jack Wallen // November 15, 2008, 8:56 AM PST

    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.


  • Selena Frye // November 14, 2008, 4:20 AM PST

    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?


  • Vincent Danen // November 10, 2008, 10:35 PM PST

    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 CLI.


  • Jack Wallen // November 9, 2008, 7:16 AM PST

    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 can affect new users as well. See what Jack Wallen has to say about what the KDE team has done.


  • Selena Frye // November 7, 2008, 4:02 AM PST

    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?


  • Vincent Danen // November 3, 2008, 10:00 PM PST

    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.


  • Jack Wallen // November 2, 2008, 10:56 PM PST

    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 in the office suite game.


  • Selena Frye // October 30, 2008, 6:56 AM PST

    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.