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

  • 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

  • Week in Open Source: June 6, 2008

    Week in Open Source: June 6, 2008

    Here's a wrap-up of some of the week's open source highlights, including some images of shiny new Linux offerings from Computex in Taiwan.

    Selena Frye · June 6, 2008, 4:00 AM PST

  • Week in open source: May 30, 2008

    Week in open source: May 30, 2008

    What else was new and noteworthy in the world of Linux and open source this week? For one thing, Microsoft's Ray Ozzie says that open source, and not Google, is the competitor for Redmond to watch out...

    Selena Frye · May 30, 2008, 3:39 AM PST

  • Week in Open Source: June 13, 2008

    Week in Open Source: June 13, 2008

    This week in open source, Microsoft apologized for its Sandcastle project, an OpenOffice vulnerability came to light, and the new iPhone is proving not much friendlier to open source developers.

    Selena Frye · June 13, 2008, 2:47 AM PST

  • Week in Open Source: June 20, 2008

    Week in Open Source: June 20, 2008

    This week in TechRepublic blogs, Chad Perrin talked about Linux security, and in particular, the dangers of evaluating security by simply counting vulnerabilities; Rick Vanover introduced open source ...

    Selena Frye · June 20, 2008, 4:55 AM PST

  • What CAN'T Linux do?

    What CAN'T Linux do?

    Jack Wallen asks the question, "What can't Linux do?" Well, it can control your fish tank and run on a wristwatch, for starters.

    Jack Wallen · March 23, 2008, 10:47 PM PST

  • What draws you to open source?

    What draws you to open source?

    Jack Wallen is taking a poll about IT pros' attitude toward open source software. Do you use it primarily? As an alternative for some situations, as needed? Or are you wedded to proprietary only?

    Jack Wallen · May 28, 2012, 11:48 PM PST

  • What does Google Chrome OS really mean for Linux?

    What does Google Chrome OS really mean for Linux?

    The announcement of the Google Chrome OS has everyone scratching their heads and making wild assumptions. What does the Linux community think of all of this? Here are a couple of differing viewpoints....

    Selena Frye · July 10, 2009, 1:11 AM PST

  • What does Linux do that Windows can't?

    What does Linux do that Windows can't?

    The Linux camp usually finds itself in the position of having to prove that there are open source applications and tools that do as good a job as their Windows counterparts. But what does Linux do so ...

    Selena Frye · August 8, 2008, 6:47 AM PST