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

  • Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

    Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

    Jack Wallen has the answer for the so called Windows domination in the netbook market. It's all about the OS, and from Ubuntu the perfect netbook operating system has been spawned. Listen up Asus, thi...

    Jack Wallen · April 12, 2009, 11:51 PM PST

  • Tech evangelists and open source

    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 ...

    Jack Wallen · May 2, 2009, 11:12 PM PST

  • Linux basics: Finding the right applications

    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 dow...

    Selena Frye · April 2, 2009, 6:31 AM PST

  • Ubuntu 9.04: The official review

    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...

    Jack Wallen · May 11, 2009, 12:05 AM PST

  • Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

    Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

    The Google Chrome developers have released a developer version of their browser for the Linux operating system. Although they warn not to install it yet, the intrepid Jack Wallen has already made the ...

    Jack Wallen · June 6, 2009, 11:03 PM PST

  • What makes a good Linux distribution?

    What makes a good Linux distribution?

    Have you ever asked yourself, "What makes a good Linux distribution?" Jack Wallen has (a number of times) and offers his list of the characteristics that add up to a good distribution. What's on your ...

    Jack Wallen · May 31, 2009, 10:49 PM PST

  • Cisco announces Linux-app finalists for its router blades

    Cisco announces Linux-app finalists for its router blades

    Cisco announces finalists for its Linux-based application contest, and the Linux Foundation offers some goodies to the Linux faithful with an expanded membership program.

    Selena Frye · June 3, 2009, 4:33 AM PST

  • Go-to open source tools for every task

    Go-to open source tools for every task

    Whether you're editing the Windows Registry (ugh!), trying to recover data, or looking for a file-synching service, open source tools come to the rescue. Here are some of the most popular tools we've ...

    Selena Frye · July 2, 2009, 4:58 AM PST

  • Celebrating freedom with open source

    Celebrating freedom with open source

    As of this writing, it is Independence Day here in the USA. On this day, Jack Wallen ruminates on the freedoms that Linux has brought to him and millions of other users. Do you share in his sentiment?...

    Jack Wallen · July 4, 2009, 5:17 AM PST

  • Will Microsoft threaten open source C# implementations?

    Will Microsoft threaten open source C# implementations?

    Richard Stallman warned the Linux community that it should remove any free implementation of the C# language for fear of patent backlash from Microsoft. Is he getting soft in his later years or does h...

    Jack Wallen · June 28, 2009, 11:29 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

  • Plat'Home's Linux contest winners will inspire you

    Plat'Home's Linux contest winners will inspire you

    Have you created any DIY Linux projects? Linux server manufacturer Plat'Home sponsored a "Will it Work?" contest, looking for the most creative ideas for how to use Linux. Check out the winners.

    Selena Frye · October 24, 2008, 5:25 AM PST

  • Basket Note Pads: Open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote

    Basket Note Pads: Open source replacement for Microsoft OneNote

    Microsoft OneNote is quickly becoming a "must have" for students, writers, developers, and project managers looking for a powerful means of organization. But Microsoft doesn't have a monopoly on the o...

    Jack Wallen · October 26, 2008, 5:36 AM PST

  • Hibernating a Linux Laptop...FINALLY!

    Hibernating a Linux Laptop...FINALLY!

    After much searching and hair-pulling Jack Wallen has finally found a means to get a laptop to hibernate. It's not perfect but it works every time. Read this open source entry and discover how to enjo...

    Jack Wallen · October 5, 2008, 12:33 AM PST

  • Flash Player 10 performing better on Linux, Mac OS

    Flash Player 10 performing better on Linux, Mac OS

    With the release of Flash Player 10, Adobe has addressed some Linux-specific problems and added features that result in better performance for Linux users.

    Selena Frye · October 17, 2008, 6:53 AM PST