operating system

Why the operating system matters in a containerized world

The rise of containers do not spell the end of the importance of the operating system in application infrastructure. Because the operating system...Read more

The state of accessibility in Linux and open source software

Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities , and current board...Read more

3 ways to contribute to Firefox OS

Firefox OS, Mozilla's open source mobile phone operating system , needs developers. And Benjamin Kerensa knows just where to find them. A Firefox OS...Read more

Migration to open source tool inspires new Linux distribution

Free and open source software
The idea of creating a Linux distribution with Firebird database came to me a long time ago when I was structuring the IT department of a company...Read more

Peppermint introduces cloud-based open source desktop to Africa

better computers
Open source makes a lot of sense in rural areas and in third world countries. Lightweight and open source systems that are easy to use, and which...Read more

What's the best Linux desktop environment for me?

Linux desktop environment
When you install a Linux distribution, a set of programs comes along with it. It's easy to add and delete elements of the programs that don't fit...Read more

Making the case for the non-techie to jump into Linux

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?Read more

Four Linux distros for kids

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...Read more