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open source story
My introduction to open source software began when I was sitting on a server room floor, with my head in my hands, completely frustrated with a Windows 2000 server. Every night there were some services that would crash. Every morning I would get yelled at by my over-bearing boss. I was new to... Read more
8 comments Posted 21 Feb 2014 by Cory Hilliard Feed
The people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to make your Linux distribution run smoothly are the packagers. The vast majority of Linux packagers are volunteers who dedicate their evenings and weekends to create and maintain the gears of the Linux distributions they love. The Linux ecosystem is... Read more
19 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Luis Ibanez Feed
developing possibilities
Are you an XP user looking for a similar alternative? Is your PC aging but you don't care for the Windows 8 Metro interface?
41 comments Posted 18 Feb 2014 by Maricelle Thomas Feed
OpenStack is developing like Linux
In spite of its considerable momentum, there are still skeptics about whether OpenStack will ultimately succeed. My colleague tackled some of that skepticism in a blog post last year and I’m not going to rehash those arguments here. Rather, I’m going to make some observations about how OpenStack... Read more
1 comment Posted 14 Feb 2014 by Gordon Haff (Red Hat) Feed
Linux distributions compared
You know how on TV, NFL analysts will pit one football team against another and say what areas they need to execute well in order to win the game? Here is my take on the most popular desktop Linux distros: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Chrome OS. Let's not mince words here: Windows is still the undisputed... Read more
101 comments Posted 3 Feb 2014 by Maricelle Thomas Feed
Linux operating systems for kids
I can see the brightness of curiosity in my six year old niece Shuchi's eyes when she explores a mobile phone or manipulates the idiot box with its remote control or becomes creatively destructive with any other electronic device. She, like a lot of kids her age, love experimenting. This curiosity... Read more
30 comments Posted 14 Jan 2014 by Aseem Sharma Feed
OpenStreetMap conference presentation
Kate Chapman, executive director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, gave Tuesday's keynote at Linux.conf.au about preparing and responding for disasters with the help of communities.
3 comments Posted 9 Jan 2014 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Linux reader poll
We did this poll over a year ago and felt it was time once again to ask our readers: Which Linux distro do you use? And, once again, we pulled our list of choices from DistroWatch.com's page hit rankings. These are the top 10 Linux distributions over the last month.
65 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Linux reader poll
We did this poll over a year ago and felt it was time once again to ask our readers: Which Linux distro do you use? And, once again, we pulled our list of choices from DistroWatch.com's page hit rankings. These are the top 10 Linux distributions over the last month.
65 comments Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
free and open source software on your computer
Previously, I provided several options for organisations wanting to update their current Windows XP environment to a free and open source (FOSS) environment rather than a more recent Microsoft platform when Microsoft officially abandons its venerable Windows XP in April 2014.  
2 comments Posted 6 Jan 2014 by Dave Lane Feed

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