poll

Which office suite do you use?

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Office software suites offer a host of tools to help you get things done: email, a word processor, notepads, spreadsheets, as well as, presentation, finance, and publisher applications. Which office suite was your first? Do you love or hate the one you're using now? From your experierce, how would you compare and contrast a proprietary suite to a free and open source one? If you don't use a suite of office apps, all packaged nicely together, what tools to do you use in tandem to get work done? Would you say it's just as nice or better?Read more

Which idea led you to a career in open source?

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Why not change the world? I have always been interested in science, technology and (most of all) computers. These are things that I always loved, even though they were sometimes difficult. I loved math and science class in school; I read science-fiction and fantasy novels in all of my spare time. I was the nerdy kid at school that was bullied and mocked. It would have been so easy to just give in and be "like everyone else." I could have stopped reading. I could have played more sports.Read more

The legacy of open source and the tide of progress

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Why not change the world? I have always been interested in science, technology and (most of all) computers. These are things that I always loved,...Read more

Need a collaboration tool? Try email

collaboration tools
Collaboration is one of the key principles of the open source way and a major topic here on opensource.com. One of our goals to highlight great...Read more

How long has open source been part of your life?

life rollar coaster
It seems that open source and the principles that comprise the open source way are here to stay. While I wasn't in the room when the term open source...Read more

How long have you been interested in open source?

life rollar coaster
It seems that open source and the principles that comprise the open source way are here to stay. While I wasn't in the room when the term open source was coined in 1998 , I do know some of the visionaries that developed the early strategy and advocated for the open development model.Read more

Exploring what the su command means

Technology
Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off...Read more

What does "su" mean to you?

Technology
Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off commands in a terminal window can be extremely productive. SSHing from one machine to another or running scripts in the background are everyday occurences for system administrators.Read more